The Sea Island
Fly Fishers (SIFF)
What are we? A
group of about 70 men and women who share a common interest in fly fishing. This
group meets on the second Wednesday from September through June each year.
What do the meetings involve? The
meetings start at 6:00 p.m. with a social hour followed by a speaker or film.
What is the members fishing background? Some
are long time salt water fly fisherman. Some
come to the area with fresh water experience and
are interested in learning about salt water fly fishing.
Others have never done any fly fishing but are interested in learning more about
Do I have to have a boat to participate? No.
About half the group are boat owners and half are not. In fact many of those who
own boats are always looking for a crew on their fishing excursions.
What tournaments is the club involved with? Throughout the year the club sponsors several tournaments. Novices as well as
experienced fisherman are welcome.
What are the costs? An
annual family membership costs $30.00. In addition the club holds two outings a
year- a Christmas party and a cookout with charges of $15 to $20 for those who
wish to participate.
What other projects is the club involved with? At the
moment the club is involved in the Low Country Institute’s Osprey Monitoring
Project. A number of the members are also active participants in the redfish
tagging program and involved in oyster restoration project.
Do I have to join to attend a meeting? No. You
are welcome to come as a guest.
do you meet? The
club meets at Bay Street Outfitters, 815 Bay
Street in Downtown Beaufort.
Who do I call if I have additional questions?
Jack Baggette (843) 522-8911
John Holbrook: 843-263-4955
Wadley (843) 524-6564
They would be happy to answer other questions you may have.
SIFF Meetings are held at
Bay Street Outfitters every second Wednesday of the month. (Select meetings are held at other locations, check below.)
The next meeting is
May 8th at Bay Street Outfitters
A panel of experts will introduce their subject and take questions. Our speakers are: Capt. Tuck Scott on redfish, Capt. Dave Murray on casting, Paul Burton on cobia, and John Holbrook on wading. A second part of the program will allow each expert to retire to a corner and talk separately with individuals on more questions.