In conjunction with Lt. Dan Week 3, a week-long community event designed to honor and assist severely injured veterans, Ridgeland's Palm Key Nature Resort will host several fishing clinics by professional sports fishing legends on Thursday.
At noon, Flip Pallot will conduct a fly casting clinic, and O'Neill Williams will conduct bass/redfish fishing clinics. At 2:30 p.m., John Holbrook and members of the Sea Island Fly Fishers Club will lead a fly-tying seminar for the vets and a limited number of public participants.
Three members of the active military, as well, have been invited to each of the noon fishing clinics. The cost is $100 for the fishing clinics and $30 for the fly-tying seminar. Space is limited.
Pallot and Williams will be the guests of honor at a silent auction and banquet at the Holiday Inn in Beaufort at 6 p.m. Wednesday. Among the auction items will be a Broad River fishing trip with Pallot on Friday, and fishing equipment from TFO and Powell Rods.
A ticket for the banquet costs $75 at www.LDW3.com. An additional $25 donation will help fund dinner for a veteran or caregiver.