Cancelled!!!

Rhody Fly Rodders Fishing / Cookout Meeting
Narrow River, (Sprague Bridge) Rt 1A, Narragansett, RI 
Tuesday, Aug. 7th. 
Due to many factors, the Rhody Fly Rodders Fishing/Cookout Meeting for this Tues. Aug. 7th is cancelled!
 
We decided this because of the extreme heat (95º) we will be having on Tuesday, and the anticipated heavy presence of swimmers 
and kayakers at the Sprague Bridge – plus the parking places there will be limited at best – added to that will be warm water temps and no fish.
And from all reports, the fishing has not been good these past few weeks anyway.
 
So, we will have our next Cookout/Fishing meeting on Thursday, Sept 13th. Followed by another on Thursday, Sept. 27th.
 
Sorry about this, but I would hate to just go through the motions, wasting time and effort, and have a disappointing evening. 
 
like to think ‘Quality,’ not ‘Quantity’. I think we’ll have a better time next month than fight through these discomforts!
 
See you next month!
 
Cheers!!!!
 
Peter
 
Peter Nilsen
President / Newsletter Editor
Rhody Fly Rodders
‘America’s Oldest Saltwater Fly Fishing Club’ 
Home – 401-245-7172
Cell – 401-633-5329

August Meeting Reminder

REMINDER
Rhody Fly Rodders Fishing / Cookout Meeting
Narrow River, (Sprague Bridge) Rt 1A, Narragansett, RI
Tuesday, Aug. 7th.

Image result for fly fishing for striped bassThis will be the in-coming tide, as the High tide in the river is about 7:00 pm.

Arrive when you want and fish the afternoon if you can.
We will start the cookout part around 5:00 pm, and then fish till dark, or the fishing sucks.
This is open to all members and non-members alike.

We would like to have two small grills so we can cook all the ’stuff’ faster for you hungry guys! (if you have one, bring it)

Please bring what you want for us to cook, hot dogs, burgers, sausage, and some buns – whatever.
Most of the time we’ll have extra for those who can’t bring their own, so don’t worry.
Also, bring a chair for yourself.

Chips, water and condiments will be available for you.

Thanks to all of you for making this the best club on the East coast!

See you there!

Peter

Peter Nilsen
President / Newsletter Editor
Rhody Fly Rodders
‘America’s Oldest Saltwater Fly Fishing Club’
75 Massasoit Ave.
Barrington, RI 02806
Home – 401-245-7172
Cell – 401-633-5329
pdfish@fullchannel.net

JULY 9th Fishing / Cookout Meeting

REMINDER

Rhody Fly Rodders
Fishing / Cookout Meeting
Narrow River
Narragansett, RI
Monday, July 9th.

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Again, we will be at Sprague Bridge, at the Narrow River, on Rt. 1A, in Narragansett, RI. High tide in the river is about 7:00pm. Arrive when you want and fish the afternoon if you can.
We will start the cookout part around 5:00pm, and then fish till dark, or the fishing sucks.

This is open to all members and non-members alike. Asking any members to bring a grill, as I’m not sure who that bring grills can make this meeting, but we would like to have two small grills so we can cook all the ’stuff’ faster for you hungry guys! (if you have one, bring it)

Please bring what you want for us to cook, hot dogs, burgers, sausage, buns, whatever. Most of the time we’ll have extra for those who can’t bring their own, so don’t worry. Also, bring a chair for yourself. Chips, water and
condiments will be available for you.

I will be there this meeting, hope to see you all! Call my cell if you have questions!

Thanks to all of you for making this the best club on the East coast!

Peter Nilsen
President / Newsletter Editor
Rhody Fly Rodders
‘America’s Oldest Saltwater Fly Fishing Club’
75 Massasoit Ave.
Barrington, RI 02806
Home – 401-245-7172
Cell – 401-633-5329
pdfish@fullchannel.net

April Meeting and Newsletter

 Greetings Rhody Fly Rodders & Friends,
 
This will be the last newsletter until we resume our indoor meeting in October.
 
This month’s ‘Rhody Fly Rodders’ meeting will be on Tuesday, April 17th, starting at 6:00pm. (early this month)
This will be our Annual Cook-out meeting, as a ‘kick-off’ to summer fishing.

 
Please come early and bring your fly rod, and do some fly casting on our beautiful lawn (yeah!) There will be our resident ‘experts’ available, that will help you if you need some pointers.
 
Following our cookout we will have an ‘Evening with Gene Matteson,’ and his experiences of catching over 20,000 Striped Bass in Naragansett Bay the last 20 years. 
 
So come join us and grab a ‘burger’ or ‘dog’ and enjoy an informative presentation by Gene Matteson, the Striper Man!
 
Hope you can make it.
 
Peter Nilsen
President

March Meeting and Newsletter

Greetings Rhody Fly Rodders & Friends,

 
 
The next ‘Rhody Fly Rodders’ meeting will be on Tuesday, March 20th, starting at 6:30pm. We will be having a presentation by fly fishing guide ‘Ryan Sansoucy’ from ‘Hush Fishing Company’. His presentation will be on ’Sight Fishing Shallow Water for Striped Bass.’  
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Please come early and tie some flies for our chosen charity this year, ‘Reel Recovery.’ 
We’ll also will have our usual bucket raffles and the coffee pot will be on. 
Of course, liquid libations are also available from our barkeep, Jim!
 
Also, a ‘Special Raffle’ will be held on a brand new, Limited Edition ’Striped Bass Print’ with an enclosed fly in a shadow box. A real beautiful piece of art, all nicely framed, ready to hang on your wall!
All proceeds will go directly to our charity, ‘Reel Recovery,’  a wonderful organization the provides free retreats for men with cancer and teaches them fly tying and fly fishing!
 
Hope to see you there.
Peter Nilsen
President / Newsletter Editor
Rhody Fly Rodders
‘America’s Oldest Saltwater Fly Fishing Club’ 

February Meeting and Newsletter

Greetings Rhody Fly Rodders & Friends,

Please find a copy of the RFR February newsletter here  http://rhodyflyrodders.com/…/RFR-February18-Newsletter-for-…
Please come and join us on Tuesday, February 20th at 6:30pm,
for a presentation about ‘Reading the Water,’ with Peter Jenkins.

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How to ‘Read the Water’ is the subject matter of our February presenter, Peter Jenkins, owner of ‘The Saltwater Edge.’ He will give us the formula for reading the water so that we have a better chance to successfully catch Striped Bass or any one of the other fish that swim our coastline.

Peter is the owner of the Saltwater Edge in Middletown, Rhode Island, and the Lead Instructor at the Orvis Saltwater Fly Fishing Schools.

He is a member of RISAA, and Chairman of the Access Sub-Committee of the Legislative Committee.

So come February 20th and learn about ‘Reading the Water’. We’ll have some bucket raffles, good company – and the coffee pot will be on.

All are welcome. Bring a friend.

Peter Nilsen

President / Newsletter Editor
Rhody Fly Rodders
‘America’s Oldest Saltwater Fly Fishing Club’

January 2018 Meeting and Newsletter

Please find enclosed below, a copy (PDF) of the RFR January newsletter.

Newsletter

Rhody Fly Rodders’ meetings, in month of January, mean only one thing…It’s time for another informative and entertaining  ‘Captain Ray Stachelek’ presentation!
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This year, Captain Ray will be telling us about ‘Making Sense of Color’ when it pertains to your fly fishing, fly selection, etc. What do fish see, how do they behave? Well, the answers will be revealed onTuesday, January 16th, starting at 6:30pm.
 
Please come early and tie some flies for our chosen charity this year, ‘Project Healing Waters.’ 
We’ll also will have bucket raffles and the coffee pot will be on. 
Of course, liquid libations are also available from our barkeep, Jim!
 
So, come join us, bring your fly tying equipment, and tie some flies for a great cause, or come watch and learn from the experts.
 
Wishing you a Happy New Year! 

Peter Nilsen

President / Newsletter Editor

Rhody Fly Rodders
‘America’s Oldest Saltwater Fly Fishing Club’ 

December 2017 Meeting and Newsletter

Greetings Rhody Fly Rodders & Friends,

Please find enclosed below, a copy (PDF) of the RFR December newsletter.
This month is our Annual Fly Tying Expo.
We have this event every year in December where the club gets together, enjoys some holiday cheer, and ties flies for our favorite charity. We then take these flies and sell them at our meetings and at the different fishing shows we attend. Last year we raised $500. for ‘Project Healing Waters’, a national organization the teaches wounded & disabled veterans how to fly fish and tie flies.
For this coming year our chosen charity is ‘Reel Recovery’, another national organization, that offers retreats for men recovering from all sorts of cancer. They provide a safe, reflective environment of fly fishing instruction and tying, plus provide information about cancer related resources, all at no cost. Truly a worthy cause!
We will have free bottled water, soft drinks, popcorn, pretzels, Christmas cookies and coffee for you while you ‘Tie for Charity’.
We’ll also will have bucket raffles and a nice door prize. Of course, liquid libations are also available from our barkeep, Jim!
So, come join us, bring your fly tying equipment, and tie some flies for a great cause, or come watch and learn from the experts.
Wishing you and your families a wonderful Holiday season – Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah & and a Happy New Year!
Peter
Peter Nilsen
President / Newsletter Editor
Rhody Fly Rodders
‘America’s Oldest Saltwater Fly Fishing Club’
75 Massasoit Ave.
Barrington, RI 02806
Home – 401-245-7172
Cell – 401-633-5329

November Meeting / Newsletter

Rhody Fly Rodders Members & Friends,

Here is our November newsletter. This month’s meeting is on Tuesday, Nov., 21st.
We will have as our guest speaker, an old friend, Dean Clark, from ‘Stripers Forever’.
As you may know, Stripers Forever is an all volunteer organization dedicated to making the Striped Bass a gamefish. They are advocates for the conservation and responsible stewardship of wild striped bass along the Atlantic Coast.
Dean has been our guest speaker many times before, always bringing us the latest news on regulation changes, new problems, and the future assessments of our beloved striped bass. This time he will also touch on the updated news on the Atlantic Menhaden, the most important food source for striped bass.
In the newsletter you will find two more pages added to our regular edition. These two pages are a tribute to our fallen friend, and longtime member Ron Montecalvo, who passed away while fishing on the Narrow River, last month.
Please plan on joining us for this meeting, it should be very informative.
Thanks,
Peter
Peter Nilsen
President / Newsletter Editor
Rhody Fly Rodders
‘America’s Oldest Saltwater Fly Fishing Club’

Sad News

Dear Rhody Fly Rodders and Friends,

Tonight I have very sad news to share with you all.
Longtime member Ron Montecalvo, good friend to to all, and great friend to many, has passed away.
Seems Ron was fishing today at his favorite fishing spot on the Narrow River, in Narragansett, RI, had a massive heart attack and fell into the river. Few of the other fishermen came to his rescue, along with a couple of boaters, and was rushed to the hospital, but couldn’t be revived.
Ron was one of the original ‘Rhody’ members, joining in the mid-’60’s. He was a wonderful friend to me, and after many, many years of serving this club, he continued to work as an advisor to help run things. I and just about everyone else will miss him immensely. Rest in Peace, my friend.
His wife’s address is below in case you want to send a card. Check the ProJo for his arrangements.
Phillis Montecalvo
Best to you all,
Peter
Peter Nilsen

President / Newsletter Editor
Rhody Fly Rodders
‘America’s Oldest Saltwater Fly Fishing Club’
Home – 401-245-7172
Cell – 401-633-5329