Capt. Jim Barr
Newport, RI
401.465.8751
JamesBarrRI@gmail.com
  • Skinny Water Charters is based in Newport, Rhode Island 
  • U.S. Coast Guard Captain- OUPV, First Aid & CPR trained
  • We are Catch & Release for all Striped Bass, 2019 is our 6th year
  • 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 guide service based in Newport & southern Rhode Island specializing in fly 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, Cheeky, and RIO Products rods, reels and fly lines
  • Fly patterns personally tied
  • High quality spinning equipment- Off Shore Angler rods, Shimano Saragosa & Quantum Cabo PTs & Smoke PTs reels
  • Vessels-  *Mako 2201 Inshore Bay Boat w/ 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/ 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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Skinny Water Charters specializes in fly & light tackle angling in the shallowest of Ocean, Bay and Estuary waters
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"I never fish the cinder worm emergence. I'm not into catching small bass. There just isn't enough action for me."  
... anonymous angler I guided a few years ago
Not enough action?.... ask Zach Sirowich about that
For additional information regarding the Rhode Island cinder worm emergence visit the Worm Hatch page on this website.
A pretty slow cinder worm emergence on an early May evening.... ask John Genovisi