Ray Stachelek and Dave Pollack are again facilitating the Cinder Worm program at USF&W’s Kettle Pond Nature Center. This year we will instruct in fly tying on Tuesday, April 29 and Monday, May 5, and fish those flies at Ninigret on Saturday, May 10. There is no charge for the program, and all necessary fly tying materials are provided. Fly tying tools, and fly rods, reels and line, will be provided to novices, without charge, on request.
If you are interested in participating as a student, registration will be necessary, and important, because the program is limited to 40 students and fills up fast. A formal announcement with registration information will be published in a month or so. Mark your calendars.
ConnRI, Rhody Fly Rodders, UFTRI, TU and RISAA members have been especially generous in the past in mentoring at the fly tying sessions and helping out at the fishing session. We’d like to enlist at least 12 instructors for the fly tying sessions. If you are interested in helping out as an instructor this year, please contact David at Dpollipo@cox.net or Ray at email@example.com. As usual USF&W and RIDEM will provide tools, materials and tackle, and so if you’d like us to have any particular hooks or fly tying materials available at the tying sessions let us know now. We’d had a lot of fun at these sessions in the past, and we look forward to seeing our friends at the program this year. Let’s hope that the worms and the fish are even more cooperative this year than they were in 2013.