United Fly Tyers of Rhode Island, Inc.
The United Fly Tyers of Rhode Island, Inc. is an educational organization, dedicated to teaching fresh and salt water fly tying. Monthly meetings are held at 6:30 pm on the first Wednesday of the month, from September through May at the Knights of Columbus in Warwick. We have tables for beginner, intermediate, and sometimes advanced fly tyers. Materials and tools are provided for everyone who has paid the membership dues of $30 a year. Anyone interested in joining the Club may use them for one meeting before paying the yearly dues. UFTRI Application.
In December the UFTRI has a Christmas dinner, and our May meeting takes place near the pool at the Wood River Check Station.
The Junior Fly Tying Program for boys and girls from 10 to 16 meets from October through March, and ends with a day on a pond where they are taught to recognize available insects and to fly fish by Ed Lombardo, a prominent fly fishing guide in Rhode Island.
The UFTRI has fly tying demonstrations and teaching tables at the annual Bear’s Den Fly Fishing Expo in Taunton, MA and the Rhode Island Saltwater Fishing Show at the Providence Convention Center.