I, Molly Semenik, owner of Tie The Knot Fly Fishing, will be joining Renee Mathai and Bay Street Outfitters www.baystreetoutfitters.com for our first ever trip to the LowCountry of South Carolina! Renee Mathai is a long time client and friend of mine who lives in Beaufort. Tony Royal is the owner of Bay Street Outfitters and is fully on board with supporting and hosting this women’s fly fishing adventure. Thanks Tony!
Historic downtown Beaufort, SC is our home base. Beaufort is located on Port Royal Sound in South Carolina. Visit www.beaufortsc.org. Renee has designed more than a fly fishing adventure. This trip also includes a carriage ride through downtown and a presentation of the ecology of the LowCountry. Everything about this trip will truly encompass the beauty and character of Beaufort. In keeping with past adventures, get ready for plenty of fishing-6 hours a day for three days! Our quest: sight fishing for Redfish. We may have a chance at sea trout as well. Each day, two hours have been set aside for casting instruction.
For those of you that do not know me, let me introduce myself. I have been fly fishing most of my life starting in Michigan, teaching in Utah, guiding in Montana and now residing in Birch Bay, Washington. I first began providing women’s fly fishing adventure travel in 2001. My destinations are mostly based in Montana, but this year, with Renee’s support, I thought it would be exciting to branch out into waters that are unique and new for many of my clients who live throughout the United States. Tie The Knot is nearing 300 women/clients through my adventure travel excursions.
On the home front, I continue to stay current with my Master Certified Casting Instructor certification. I am on the International Federation of Fly Fishers (IFFF) casting board of Governors and the IFFF Board of Directors. I have a new book out titled “25 Best Off-The-Beaten-Path Montana Fly Fishing Streams by Stonefly Press. I am busy learning the ways of the Salmon and Steelhead here in the PNW and will again be traveling back to Montana twice in 2016.
As with all my past trips, this trip will hold to the same standards: Beautiful location, wonderful and unique lodging, professional and fun guides (Orvis endorsed) and time set aside for Molly to provide casting instruction. The Bay Street Outfitters guides are also excellent instructors and will continue with the casting instruction while fishing.
*This trip is designed for the intermediate fly fisher. Casting a distance of 40-50 feet in many cases with wind. The double haul is not mandatory, but is certainly an added benefit.
The Cost: $2,950
Deposit: 50% of the trip cost/ $1,475
Deposits are due January 31, 2016
Final payment is due 30 days prior to arrival: March 4, 2016
Payment Information: Check or credit card
Bay Street Outfitters
c/o Tony Royal & Tie The Knot Group
825 Bay Street
Beaufort, SC 29902
Refund Policy: Refund deposit 30 days prior to arrival. No refund after 30 days.
This trip is for seven guests based on single occupancy. I will take reservations based on a first come basis and anticipate selling out quickly. Please call me if you are interested in joining us. Molly 406-220-5234.
- Accommodations at the historic Cuthbert House Inn
We have set aside 6 single rooms and one double room
- All meals, we will take advantage of local fine dining all within walking distance of the Cuthbert House
- Beverages including beer and wine
- Guided fishing, ¾ day or 6 hours per day, two to a boat
- All flies included
- Fly rods/reels can be provided
- Casting instruction by Molly Semenik
- Carriage Ride
- No fishing license required
Package Does Not Include:
- Gratuities for the guides: $80-$100 per boat, split between two, per day
- Transfer from airport to Cuthbert House
Equipment: 8 weight rods will be used with floating lines and can by provided by Bay Street Outfitters. I will send out a detailed equipment list. If you would like to purchase a rod and reel, Bay Street Outfitters will offer an Orvis package at a 10% discount.
April 4, Monday:
Arrival early afternoon
Geography/Ecology of Lowcountry, speaker Renee Mathai, one hour
Intro. to fly fishing from a flats boat: Capt. Tuck Scott and Molly, one hour
Dinner at our Inn, 7:00 p.m.
April 5, Tuesday
*Due to the tide, we will fish first and cast in the afternoon
Early breakfast. Guides pick us up at the Inn
Fish 6 hours (high tide is a 8:09 a.m.)
Instruction in the afternoon with Molly, two hours
Dinner at local restaurant
April 6, Wednesday
Early Breakfast. Guides pick us up at the Inn
Fish 6 hours (high tide is a 9:02a.m.)
Instruction in the afternoon with Molly, two hours
Dinner a local restaurant
April 7, Thursday
Breakfast. Guides pick us up at the Inn
Fish 6 hours (high tide is at 9:53 a.m.)
Beaufort History from a Carriage!
Dinner at a local restaurant
April 8, Friday
The nearest airport is Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport a 50-minute drive from Beaufort. I will try to arrange group arrivals to better take advantage of travel from the airport to Beaufort. We may utilize a van pick-up or have guests rent a car.
It is my hope and Renee’s and Tony’s that you can join us for this exciting trip of sight fishing for Redfish in the LowCountry of Beaufort, SC! Please call me with any questions you may have.
Molly Semenik 406-220-5234
* I have not placed this trip on the website due to the small number of spots available for the trip.