Fly Fishing Clinic

October 9-11, 2017

***Currently sold out!  Email lodge@littlessi.com to be added to the wait list.***

Are you or your partner interested in saltwater fly fishing?  Have you ever wanted to tie your own flies?  Whether you're a freshwater fly fisherman looking to test new waters, or a spinning reel fisherman looking to learn a new method, there is no better opportunity than this! 

This year, we’re offering the clinic in October!  This is really exciting, because October is known to produce large redfish, and in good numbers.  The clinic begins on Monday, October 9th (Columbus Day) and goes for three nights.  You have to book all three of those nights to participate, but we’d love for you to add a few nights and stay longer. 

·         Three night package: $1875 + $300 per participating angler

·         All-inclusive for two people, double-occupancy

·         Includes all meals, beverages (plus beer and wine), guided fly fishing instruction, other naturalist-led activities, lodging, use of the island's equipment and boat transportation to/from the island

·         If you don't have your own gear, we will supply fly rod, reel and flies at no charge

·         Taxes and 18% service charge are additional

If your partner is fishing but you aren't interested, you are exempt from the $300 angler fee and welcome to join our naturalists on other guided activities like: birding, kayaking, hiking, beachcombing and truck safaris.  

The fly fishing clinic is limited to eight participants, so make your reservation today!  Our office is open daily from 9a to 5p: 912.638.7472.  For questions, email Taylor@LittleSSI.com. 

Meet your Guides

Captain Kenny Dodd

Captain Kenny Dodd is a US Coast Guard-licensed and International Game Fish Association-certified, guide.  He operates Sapelo Light Charters and ties flies out of his McIntosh County home. Kenny specializes in quality flies for trout, redfish, tripletail, flounder, tarpon, bonefish and largemouth bass and sells them to local guides and their customers. His instruction caters to all ages and skill levels. Captain Dodd loves nothing more than turning a fisherman on to saltwater fly fishing.

 He attributes his love for fly fishing to his mentor, Captain Larry Kennedy, Jr.  His first fly fish outing with Kennedy was 25 years ago on Little St. Simons Island. Kenny believes strongly of being a good steward of our rich marine environment.

Robert Ramsay

For ten years, Robert Ramsay managed to be wherever the fishing was in season by bouncing between three continents. During that time, he guided in Montana, Alaska, Russia and Argentina. Robert is former president of the American Fly Fishing Association, and is the current president of the Georgia Conservancy.


Photography Workshop

November 3 - 5, 2017

Come join local photographer Ben Galland for this two day workshop and capture the beauty of Little St. Simons Island's landscapes and wildlife through photography.

The workshop is limBen Galland Photoited to eight participants who will have the opportunity to join Ben on excursions around the island to photograph exquisite shots like these shown here that Ben took on a recent visit.  Participants of all skill levels will receive guidance and instruction while photographing the spectacular island views including the marsh, maritime forest, beach, birds and wildlife.  In addition, there will be photography discussions and processing tutorials.

 

 Participants may also take part in any of our daily naturalist-led activities such as hiking, kayaking, fishing, birding and truck based tours.

 

Friday:

·        Meet and Greet

·        Discuss weekend and review itinerary

Saturday:

·        Pre-Breakfast excursion

·        Morning excursion

·        Afternoon excursion and/or optional processing tutorial

·        Post-dinner discussion with show-n-tell and/or night photography

Sunday:

·        Pre-Breakfast excursion

·        Morning Excursion

·        Optional afternoon processing tutorial

 

Two-night package:  $1350

Arrive on Friday, November 3rd and depart on Sunday, November 5th

All packages are priced per couple, double-occupancy.  All meals (including beer & wine), naturalist-led activities, use of the island's equipment (kayaks, fishing tackle, bicycles, etc.) and boat transportation to/from the island are included.  Taxes and 18% service charge are applied to all packages.  Rates for Tom House and Michael Cottage are higher.

Ben Galland

A native of St. Simons Island, Benjamin Galland grew up photographing the pristine and unparalleled beauty of the Golden Isles. After graduating from Berry College with a degree in visual arts, Galland moved back home to the Isles and co-founded h2o creative group, an advertising and marketing firm in Brunswick, Georgia. As the agency’s in-house photographer, Galland has spent the past 15 years honing his skills in a variety of techniques and genres. He has also had three books published by the University of Georgia Press: Island Times: An Illustrated History of St. Simons Island, GA (2013), Island Passages: An Illustrated History of Jekyll Island, GA (2016) and Sapelo: People and Place on a Georgia Sea Island (Spring 2017). Galland is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys kayaking, fly-fishing, biking and exploring. He loves spending time with his wife, 7-year-old son, and baby daughter.


Island Holidays

December 22-27, 2017 or December 27-January 1, 2018

This December, give your family the gift of an island getaway!  Imagine you and your most dear friends and family spending the holidays on Little St. Simons Island. Avoid those troublesome hosting responsibilities.  We'll take care of all the meals, activities and lodging.  

Holiday reservations are available for arrival on Friday, December 22nd for five or ten nights or arrival on Wednesday, December 27th for five nights or more.  

Give us a call at (912) 638-7472 for more information or to reserve your stay.

Holiday rates start at $675 per night double occupancy and are all-inclusive:

  • three delicious farm-to-table meals daily
  • nightly social hour with hors d'oeuvres
  • beverages including soft drinks, beer and wine
  • naturalist-led activities including fishing, birding, hikes and more
  • use of the island's equipment including kayaks, bicycles, motorized skiffs and fishing tackle
  • lodging in one of six charming cottages
  • boat transportation to and from the island

2018 Spring Birding Days

April 29 - May 5, 2018

Celebrate the fall migration on Little St. Simons Island! Guest ornithologists join our staff naturalists on excursions highlighting the abundance of species that flock here during this special time. 

Arrive April 29th and stay four nights for $2,500

OR arrive May 3rd and stay three nights for $2125

OR stay all seven nights for $4,625

Package rates include lodging, three meals daily prepared by our chefs, beverages including soft drinks, beer and wine, all Island activities including guided Naturalist excursions and use of recreation gear as well as boat transfers to and from the island.

**All rates are for double occupancy in The Hunting Lodge, River Lodge, Cedar House or Helen House. The Tom House and Michael Cottage rates are higher.  An additional adult in the same room is $200 per night and children under 12 are $100 per night. An 18% service charge plus applicable taxes will be added to the above rates. 

Availability is limited, so call 888-733-5774 between 9:00am and 5:00pm ET daily or click "Book Now" at the top of this page for availability and reservations.

Guest Ornithologists: To Be Announced

 

  

Possible Sightings Include:

  • black-crowned night heron
  • reddish egret
  • Caspian tern
  • royal tern
  • long-billed curlew
  • piping plover
  • black-bellied plover
  • glossy ibis
  • marbled godwit
  • black-necked stilt
  • American oystercatcher
  • Northern harrier
  • red knot
  • American bittern
  • marsh wren
  • great black-backed gull
  • nighthawk
  • osprey
  • brown thrasher
  • ruby throated hummingbird
  • yellow warbler
  • American redstart
  • Eastern kingbird
  • blue-winged teal
  • bald eagle
  • anhinga
  • and many, many more!

    Photo by Ian Davies

Spring Birding Days

Likely Sightings Include:

 

 Photo by Pete Oxford

  Photo by Pete Oxford

Photo by Tom Johnson

Photo by Tom Johnson

Photo by Brad Winn

Photo by Ian Davies

Photo by Ian Davies

 Photo by Tom Johnson

Photo by Tom Johnson

 Photo by Ian Davies