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Capt. Jim Barr
Newport, RI
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  • Skinny Water Charters resides in Newport, Rhode Island 
  • We are a full time guide service fishing fresh and salt waters
  • U.S. Coast Guard Captain- OUPV, First Aid & CPR trained
  • Federal and State Licensed/ Insured
  • Boats are trailered to seasonally productive waters- Newport, Pt.Judith, Potter Pond, Ninigret Pond, Watch Hill Reefs, Fishers Island-NY, Westport- MA
  • Only guide service based in Newport and southern Rhode Island that specializes in fly fishing reefs, bays, salt ponds, estuaries, salt rivers, rocky coast lines, sandbars, shallow water flats, for striped bass, bluefish, false albacore and ocean bonito
  • Top of the line Sage, Redington, White River and Orvis fly rods and reels and RIO Products fly lines, leaders and tippet material 
  • Fly patterns personally tied
  • High quality spinning equipment- Off Shore Angler rods, Shimano Saragosa and Quantum Cabo PTs and Smoke PTs reels
  • Vessels
        *   Mako 2201 Inshore Bay Boat with 150 hp Yamaha 4-Stroke engine/             remote-controlled bow mounted Minn Kota 101 lb. trolling motor/             remote-controlled Minn Kota Talon shallow water anchor system/ Garmin             GPSMap 741sx down & sidescan chartplotter

        *   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 and wade guiding services in cold and warm freshwater for trout, largemouth bass, pickerel and northern pike
  • Certified Fly Casting Instructor- International Federation of Fly Fishers
  • Professional fresh and saltwater fly tying instructor- group/ private lessons
  • Fly fishing presentations to fishing clubs and retail businesses 
  • Partner- Rhode Island School of Fly Fishing

Rhode Island's premier shallow water fly fishing guide service. We specialize in fly fishing Rhode Island's near-shore, bay and estuary salt waters for striped bass, bluefish, false albacore and ocean bonito

We are Catch & Release for Striped Bass
2016 is the third year of doing our part to restore this endangered fishery
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The 2016 Cinder Worm Hatch charters are sold out. If you would like to give this magnificent fishery a try, best to contact me before year-end 2016 for the 2017 season
Chris McGowan- (holding fish) and proud father Bill of Northbridge, MA- 5.20.16-  30" Striper caught on the fly during the 2016 cinder worm hatch