This blog was created to share a lifelong passion of Rhode Island fly fishing. We are fortunate to be surrounded by some of the best striped bass, bluefish & False Albacore fishing found anywhere. Not to mention trout fishing along the scenic Wood River (my home waters) are as intimate and exciting as it gets. We'll share our experiences where ever we fish. Whether local, Great Lakes, tropics or abroad we hope you'll enjoy and learn from from our posts.
Sunday, January 2, 2011
2011 Walk The Wood River
Today January 2, 2011 20 plus anglers both new and regulars joined River & Riptide Anglers for a walk the Wood River day. We met at the shop for some java and then headed to the Flat River Bridge at the Mid Way parking area in Arcadia. The objective was to get new anglers more comfortable with the Wood River. The walk was about 2+ miles and most of the Wood River was wadeable. Several seasoned anglers joined us and they were very open with sharing their techniques and favorite pools along the Wood. We turned over rocks and exposed many of the aquatic mayflies which reside in the stony vegetation. My assessment is the Wood need a little work with some of the debre that may have fallen into the river however, it is in great shape and we look forward to the 2011 fishing season. Special thank to Bob Hines, Joe & Chris Grenon for assisting with the walk. See you all at Monday night tying.