Editor’s Note: I apologize for the lack of content over the last few months. I’m in the last stages of a of divorce and have moved from S. Florida to St. Augustine, where I work in the local fly shop, Oyster Creek Outfitters at Saltwater Flytyers.
Here’s some info on our open house on May 21.
New store. New Name. New location. But the commitment to quality service remains.
SWFT at Oyster Creek Outfitters will celebrate its past, present and future Saturday, May 21 with an open house. The day-long event (9 a.m. until 6 p.m.) will feature experts from Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve and the Whitney Laboratory Marine Science Center to talk about the area’s unique environment, along with an assortment of demonstrations, including dressing for the area’s outdoor activities, fly-casting, fly tying and a cookout.
Much of the hands-on instruction will take place on the banks of the Oyster Creek pond, adjacent to the new shop at 314 S. Ponce De Leon Boulevard US 1, 32084 in St. Augustine.
The new store is nearly three times bigger than the old Saltwater Flytyers. Yes, we’re expanding. Our goal is serve the community and visitors with the most complete outfitter in Northeast Florida.
Among the new brands we carry are Skinny Water Culture and TrueFlies. The new inventory will complement current merchandise — Hardy, G.Loomis, Scott, TFO, Echo, Lamson, Nautilus, Patagonia, Abel, Ross and Simms among others.
Company representatives and Oyster Creek Outfitters staff will be on hand to answer questions about all of our gear. If you’re on the water, we want to serve you.