Fly Tie Saturdays Start This Weekend


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Mantis shrimp or crawfish fly made by chuck Kozel

Every year the Saltwater Fly Anglers of Delaware club meets to tie flies.  Saturdays at Lewes Harbor Marina the club sets up and ties flies for a few hours.  We tel lies, eat a lot of donuts and drink gallons of coffee.  The sessions start at 9 am and continue to about noon.  The public is welcome to come to learn about fly fishing, tying, and how to tell a good fishing story (lie).  Combined there is a few hundred years of knowledge in this room at one time.  Coincidentally that is proportionate to the amount of story telling as well.  Some days it gets deep so you might want to bring your waders.  This is by far my favorite club in Delaware.  The members do not get political and are always willing to help their fellow angler.  Saturday fly tie sessions are always a good time especially this time of year.  Keep in mind if you are going to attend the drawbridge in Lewes is still closed, you will have to go around to get to the marina.


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Joe Schmoyer’s mantis shrimp fly .. looks deadly!
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I finally have a decent fly tying vise so I am looking forward to getting back into fly tying this year.   Now I just have to get the fly rod fixed and I will be good to go for the spring.  some of the flies these guys tie are very cool looking and will catch fish.  Mantis flies, crab flies, squid flies, you would be amazed at what you can do with some material and a vise.  One year one of the anglers who shall remain nameless cut hair off his granddaughters Barbie doll to make a fly.  Some days any material is not safe around these boys, leave the fur coats and pet birds at home.

If you ever wanted to learn about fly fishing salt or fresh water in Delaware these are the people you need to see.

Fish On!

Rich King

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