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Fly Tying Workshop – October 21st

October 21, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Please join us at our regular fly tying workshop held on the third Thursday of each month from 5:00pm to 7:30pm. We meet at the Port Royal Sound Foundation classroom located at 310 Okatie Hwy, Okatie on the banks of the Chechessee River.  Please make a note to check our Event Calendar periodically for information on the monthly fly tying workshops and other upcoming club sponsored events.

This month, on October 21st, our presenter is fellow SIFF member, Tom Sferlazzo.  Tom’s love of fly fishing began some 20 years ago, and his interest in fly tying started when moving to the Oldfield Community. He spent a good amount of time at the Outfitters Center there and, with guidance from a dedicated team of guides and other fly fishers, gained an appreciation for making a catch with his own fly creations and handcrafted fly rods.

In keeping with this Fall’s flats fishing opportunities (tailing reds), Tom will lead us in tying a simple pattern that features a flat feather that replicates the top shell of a large fiddler crab. It uses a recipe that includes materials most of us have in our inventory. It is a simple tie that casts and performs well when casting a 6,7 or 8wt rod. 

Materials List – Tom’s Fiddler Crab Fly

  • Hook -Mustad C70S D size 2 or equivalent  Thread – 140 denier light green or brown
  • Pheasant feathers or Guinea hen feathers or equivalent flat feather – can be found @ craft stores 
  • Congo Hair or EP Fibers – medium brown & light green 
  • Raccoon tail pieces
  • Hareline Pseudo eyes – small nickel chartreuse or equivalent
  • Weed guard – 40lb. hard mono or wire equivalent 

Tiers of all levels are welcome from beginner to expert.  If you are so equipped, don’t forget a craft light and your tying gear.  There is no fee required for participation. We encourage tiers to seek out the listed materials at their favorite fly shop. However, we have an adequately stocked “club box” to supplement the tiers’ supplies. For beginners, we also have a number of tying vises and craft lights for your use.

Questions? E-Mail info@seaislandflyfishers.org


October 21, 2021
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Sea Island Fly Fishers
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Port Royal Sound Foundation Classroom
310 Okatie Hwy
Okatie, SC 29909 United States
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