Fly tying tips and tricks

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Capt. Ray Stachelek will demonstrate fly tying tips and tricks at the January 21, 6:30 p.m., Rhody Fly Rodders meeting at the Riverside Sportsman's Club, East Providence, RI. He will be showing successful flies for both fresh and saltwater. Peter Nilsen, president of the Rhody Fly Rodders, said "Capt. Ray Stachelek has been winding thread for 50 years, is a pro-tyer for Umpqua, and an author of many fly fishing articles. He has been providing fly fishing and light tackle charters in Narragansett Bay and Rhode Island Sound for many years."

Nilsen continued, "Capt. Ray's presentation is an excellent informational fly tying program with some great Micro photography, about learning to make the task of fly tying and 'winding thread' easier and simple. The presentation will include tips to improve anyone's bench performance regardless of tying level. He will also discuss and cover the progression of some our tying tools in fly tying history." For information contact Peter Nilsen at .

Quahog larval

supply study

The research results from the Commercial Fisheries Research Foundation (CFRF) sponsored project entitled "An Assessment of Quahog Larval Supply and Distribution in the Upper Narragansett Bay with a Focus on Spawning Sanctuaries and Alternative Area Management Strategies" will be presented on Tuesday, January 21, 2014, in the Corless Auditorium, University of Rhode Island, Bay Campus, Narragansett, RI beginning at 6:00 PM. The presentation will be given as part of the Shellfish Management Plan Stakeholders Meeting and Public Lecture organized by the RI Sea Grant Program. The stakeholders meeting begins at 5:00 PM. For information visit www.cfrfoundation.

org or contact Jane Dickinson at 515-4892 or

Surf Day and Tackle Sale, Saturday, January 25

David Giuliano of the Narragansett Surfcasters said, "The Narragansett Surfcasters will hold their 1st Annual Surf Day and Tackle Sale on Saturday, January 25, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Narragansett Community Center at 53 Mumford Road, Narragansett, RI.

There will be displays of local Rhode Island plug builders, rod makers, fishing equipment manufacturers and authors including Beavertail Rod & Reel Repair, SeaView and Narrow River Rod Builders just to mention a few. It is not too late to rent a table for used equipment; they are available at $25 each. For more information visit

Final registration for Salt Water Sportsman

National Seminar

Final registration for the Saturday, January 18, Salt Water Sportsman National Seminar Series at the Mohegan Sun Casino (Grand Ballroom; 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd. Uncasville, CT) will begin at 8:00 a.m. on the day of the seminar. The 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. event will be hosted by George Poveromo - Host of George Poveromo's World of Saltwater Fishing on the NBC Sports Network, and Editor-At-Large for Salt Water Sportsman.

Joining Poveromo on stage will be Tom Richardson, noted authority on fishing the coastal waters of New England and a prominent fishing writer and editor along with eight local and national fishing guides, captains and experts in salt water fishing, tactics, tackle and equipment.

This seminar has provided me with valuable fishing information. I have attended it for five years. The topics that will be covered at the seminar were announced last week. They are numerous and include: live-baiting for trophy striped bass; spinner-and-worm fishing for striped bass; stripers on top water lures; diamond and flutter-jigging for striped bass and bluefish; chunking for big striped bass; inshore wire-line techniques; secrets of fishing the rips; how to keep track of and locate the largest bluefish in the sound; bluefish on surface lures; targeting jumbo bluefish; how to choose, rig and fish the most productive New England artificials; trophy fluke tactics; chumming up big fluke; how to catch a tournament winning fluke; secrets of fishing Long Island Sound; bottom-fishing for inshore table fare (flounder, black sea bass, blackfish); targeting trophy blackfish; How to locate blackfish when they seem scarce; bucktailing for trophy black sea bass; chumming and chunking for bonito and false albacore; Florida-style tactics that catch more and larger New England bonito and false albacore; bluefin tuna on light tackle and lures; cutting-edge tactics that take bigger mako sharks; kite fishing for sharks and tuna; can't miss tuna trolling patterns; cutting-edge tuna chunking tactics; Live-baiting for tunas; advanced methods for bluefin and yellowfin tuna; zeroing in on big eye tuna; How to choose, rig and fish the best lures and natural baits for tuna; tournament winning offshore trolling tactics; subsurface offshore trolling tactics; cutting edge spreader bar and dredge tactics; secrets for catching more inshore tuna; top tricks for fishing the canyons.

For information visit or call 1-800-448-7360.

Captain Dave Monti has been fishing and shell fishing on Narragansett Bay for over 40 years. He holds a captain's master license and a charter fishing license. Contact or forward fishing news and photos to Capt. Dave at or visit his website at


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