Capt. Jim Barr
Newport, RI
  • Skinny Water Charters is based in Newport, Rhode Island 
  • Capt. Jim Barr is a U.S. Coast Guard Captain- OUPV, First Aid & CPR trained
  • We are Catch & Release for all Striped Bass, 2023 is our 10th year of being C&R
  • Federal & State Licensed/ Insured
  • Boats trailered to seasonally productive waters- Newport, Pt. Judith, Potter Pond, Ninigret Pond, Watch Hill Reefs, Fishers Island-NY, Westport- MA
  • Only flyfishing guide service BASED in Newport, RI
  • Fly fishing guide service throughout southern Rhode Island, specializing in fishing reefs, bays, salt ponds, estuaries, salt rivers, rocky coast lines, sandbars, shallow water flats- for striped bass, bluefish, false albacore & green bonito
  • Top of the line Sage, Edge, Lamson, Orvis, Temple Fork Outfitters, and RIO Products- rods, reels & fly lines
  • Fly patterns personally tied
  • Vessels- *Mako 2201 Inshore Bay Boat w/ 150 hp Yamaha 4-Stroke engine/            remote-controlled bow mounted Minn Kota Terrova 112 lb. trolling motor/ remote-controlled Minn Kota Talon shallow water anchor system/ Garmin GPSMap 741sx down & sidescan chartplotter/ Bow leaning post
       *   Lund 16 SSV with 25 hp Yamaha 4-Stroke/ Minn Kota 55 lb trolling motor/
           Garmin EchoMap53DV chartplotter
       *   Heritage Redfish sit-on-top kayaks 
  • Boat & wade guiding services in cold & warm freshwater for trout, largemouth bass, pickerel & northern pike
  • Certified Fly Casting Instructor- Fly Fishers International
  • Professional fresh & saltwater fly tying instructor- group & private lessons

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Theo (L) and Matt Dumas on Newport's Coggeshall Ledge- 8/23/23
Daniel (L) and Dan Macom near Newport, RI on 8/27/23