Brewster Flats in June


I’m planning on fishing the Brewster Flats Wed-Sun, June 4-8.  It’s a fun place to sight fish for stripers. Anyone interested in joining me for one or more days, let me know by contacting me here - I will send you the directions and details.


Next Meeting


The January meeting of Rhody Fly Rodders will be held on Tuesday, January 21st, at 6:30pm.  (Rescheduled to February 18th)

Our presenter this evening will be our own, Capt. Ray Stachelek, a 20 year member of Rhody Fly Rodders and a long time Captain and guide, providing fly fishing and light tackle charters in Narragansett Bay and Rhode Island sound for many years.

Capt. Ray h1514999_648847821828874_1892202479_nas been winding thread for 50 years and is a pro-tyer for Umpqua, and an author of many fly fishing articles for numerous fly fishing publications.

His presentation is an excellent fly tying program with information, and some great Micro photography, about learning to make the task of winding thread easier and simpler, including tips to improve anyone’s bench performance regardless of tying level. Ray will also discuss and cover the progression of some our tying tools in fly tying history. Also, he’ll be showing many successful flies for fresh and saltwater.

Come join us for what should be a very informative evening. The coffee pot is always on and bar refreshments are available. Bring a friend! Bring Two!

Fly Tying: Assassin Shrimp

by Alan Caolo   |  July 24th, 2013

John Repoza with a nice bass

Striped bass subsist on a wide array of forage. By weight, they consume baitfish more than any other food source, and fly fishers take the majority of their fish on various types of baitfish imitations. But stripers can be acutely selective, and they routinely defy anglers who exclusively fish baitfish flies. This is particularly true on the flats, where stripers turn their focus to crabs, juvenile flounder, and shrimp, perhaps 60 to 70 percent of the time. Based on numbers of prey consumed, shrimp are most important for inshore-feeding bass, especially during the warmer months of the season—anglers equipped with a good shrimp pattern are prepared for these picky fish.

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South County RI – By Boots or by Boat

By Tom Keer

“…South County is one of the prettiest parts of the Ocean State, but you won’t find it on a map. It’s a colloquial reference that has been argued about for more than a century. The official name of the southwestern part of Rhode Island is Washington County, and it includes the towns of Charlestown, Exeter, Hopkinton, Narragansett, North Kingstown, Richmond, South Kingstown, Westerly, and West Greenwich. In general terms, it stretches from the Connecticut border east to Greenwich Bay”

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