The Martha’s Vineyard Rod and Gun Club fly-tying get-togethers resume this winter beginning Tuesday, Feb. 6 at 7 p.m. The gatherings continue every Tuesday evening until April and the arrival of the first striped bass.

The weekly sessions are organized by renowned Island fly fisherman Cooper (Coop) Gilkes, and feature a different fishermen each week describing how he or she ties a specific fly. Participants must supply their own fly-tying materials and equipment.

The schedule (subject to change) is: Feb. 6, Cooper Gilkes (sand eel); Feb. 13, Joe Rogers (Rip Squid); Feb. 20, Donald O’Shaughnessy (Sempre Fly); Feb. 28, Cooper Fersen (epoxy sand eel/silverside), March 5, Liz Packer (Ray’s fly or flatwing); March 12, Rob Morrison (Popovic’s Holo-flies); March 19, Jamie Boyle (albie/bonito fly); March 26, (TBA).

The sessions are open to the public. There is a $10 fee. Students are free.

For more information, call Mr. Gilkes at 508-627-3909. The clubhouse is located off Third Street, 265 The Boulevard, Edgartown.

For more about the group, see this essay published March 5, 2018, in the Vineyard Gazette: “Waiting for the First Cast, Fly Fishermen Hone Their Craft.”