United Fly Tyers of Rhode Island, Inc.
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February 6, 2018
Knights of Columbus
475 Sandy Lane
Please support these businesses as they
always support UFTRI.
Click on the links below to go to their website
Fin and Feather Outfitters
3520 Quaker Lane
North Kingstown, RI 02852
Bear's Den Fly Fishing Co.
34 Robert W Boyden Rd
Taunton, MA 02780
Understanding Fly Rod Actions
Fast vs. Slow for Specific Fishing Situations
Fly rod actions are often misunderstood and understated when rods are sold through retail outlets. Obviously, a few great fly shops exist and they will take the time to walk an angler through the actions and options but many will simply suggest a medium-fast rod as a safe bet and drive the purchase.
In many cases, the medium-fast action rod is the best bet. But it’s worth understanding other actions and options, in case there is another perfect fit for your fly fishing purposes.
Click HERE to read the article on the Mystic Fly Rod website.
Instructors and Flies
Table 1: Ron Marafioti- tying blond-type flies on broach pins
Table 2: Bill Dzilenski- tying a salt water fly called Lou Taboury's Snake Fly
Table 3: Glen Northrup- tying a bucktail saltwater fly
Table 4: Burt Strom- tying a fresh water fly called Tonyen Nymph
Table 5: Scott Travers- tying a fresh water fly called The Leprechaun
Table 6: Tim Geremia- tying a fresh water fly called Gary LaFontaine's Deep Sparkle Pupae
Click on the tab "This Month's Flies" to see pictures
and recipes for all these flies.