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Fly Tying Workshop – September 16th
September 16, 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 I want to introduce a fly, the Baby Dolphin, that uses materials we all have already purchased and used in SIFF tying in the past. Here is a good use of the special style ahrex hook. Add only one new material ( peacock sword) and we are ready to tackle this weedless attractive baby dolphin fly. Using the technique that we used for crab flies (tying small bundles (6) of long materials onto the hook) creates the full body. Adding a realistic top fin with a peacock sword completes this creative pattern. — Regards, Ken Prager
Hook – Ahrex PR380 Predator
Thread – 140/210 green
Eye – small dome
Body – green EP fibre or equivalent synthetic
Top fin – peacock sword
Colorings – black or dark green sharpie
Extra tool needed – comb/brush to form a full body
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? Contact Ken at 610-999-9897.