United Fly Tyers of Rhode Island, Inc.
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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
"While we all fly fish for a lot of reasons, we all share one primary goal; to catch more fish. Wherever you are in your fly fishing career, you can always improve and learn more. I’m going to share with you today something I wish I had known back when I first started fly fishing over 15 years ago. I’m going to teach you a simple strategy that you can keep in your mind while on the river that will help you figure out how to catch fish anytime, anywhere. The framework I’ll teach you will also help you find where you are strong and where you are weak in your fly fishing skills so you can improve them and become a well balanced angler. Let’s discuss the strategy for fly fishing that will always yield"
The Catch and The Hatch
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Knights of Columbus
475 Sandy Lane
The December meeting will be a Holiday Party with pizza, salad, beverages and cake as well as 4 tying tables. Be sure to bring your wallet too as there will be awesome bucket raffles as well as a silent auction for 2 rods and some spectacular fly boxes filled with flies.
We will also be doing a Yankee Swap-- please see the newsletter (emailed to all members and located on this website in the Newsletter tab) for rules and information regarding the swap.
December Tyers and Flies
Table 1: Glen Northrup- Hornberg. Designed by Frank Hornberg in the '20s, this fly can represent a caddis or stonefly when fished dry and then once downstream can be stripped in and fished as a baitfish. The Hornberg is one of the great flies from the golden age of fly tying.
Table 2: Ron Marafioti- Mini Hopper. Ron states “It has been quite successful for me this Fall, both alone and as an indicator”.
Table 3: Ray Stachelek- Harold Gibbs Striper Fly. This fly was developed by one of the pioneer striper fishermen right here our local waters of Barrington, RI, by Harold Gibbs. Harold was the director of the R.I. Dept. of Fish and Game, a conservationist, artist, hunter, boastsman, and an expert bird carver.
Table 4: Alex Petti- Flat Wing. The flat wing is a very productive versatile fly. It can be fished on the strip, dead drift, swung or any other way you can think of. Imitates a multitude of bait fish.
Please click on the tab "This Month's Flies" to see
pictures and the recipe for each of these flies.
The Most Important Fly Fishing Article You’ll Ever Read:
Learning to Master Any River