South Carolina Low Country Redfish

May 4, 2005 By: Marshall Cutchin

Sounds like gelcoat hell to us. This piece on fly fishing the low country around Beaufort, South Carolina highlights the skills need to navigate in an environment characterized by 9-foot tides and unending mazes of oyster bars. “After a couple of fish, Thomas told us to change to lighter redfish flies. There was a sense of urgency in his voice that Scott understood. Both Georgia and South Carolina marshes experience tides that exceed 9-foot fluctuations. High water allows for short cuts to hotspots, and, you can’t fish too late into the outgoing tide unless you enjoy skiff camping.” In Shallow Water Angler.