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Capt. Jim Barr
Newport, RI
401.465.8751
JamesBarrRI@gmail.com
Jim Barr has been fishing Rhode Island and Massachusetts salt and fresh waters for most of his life
  • U.S. Coast Guard Captain and owner/operator of Skinny Water Charters, based in Newport, RI
  • Farbank Enterprises- (Sage, Redington, Rio Products)-  Pro Guide 
  • Bass Pro Shops- Foxboro, MA- Pro Staff
  • Other Pro Staff affiliations with Hogy Lures, Simms, Patagonia, Filson
  • International Federation of Fly Fishers (IFFF) - Certified Flycasting Instructor (only guide in Rhode Island)
  • Specializing in Fly Fishing shallower waters,  and light spinning tackle angling- NO BAIT!
  • Custom flyrod builder and fly tyer, founding member of United Fly Tyers of Rhode Island (UFTRI) Served as the club's President, Director of Education, and is currently part of UFTRI's instructional program specializing in saltwater fly tying
  • Guides in both fresh and saltwater (boat and wade)
  • Extensive experience skippering a Mako 2201 Inshore Bay Boat, Proline 23 Walk, Lund 16 SSV, and guides ultra-thin water with Heritage Redfish sit-on-top kayaks
  • Member of the International Federation of Fly Fishers, Trout Unlimited, Rhode Island Salt Water Anglers Association, United Fly Tyers of Rhode Island, R.I. Canoe/Kayak Association, Stripers Forever, and the Appalachian Mountain Club    
  • Fishes fresh water extensively in the New England states,  Pennsylvania, New York, Montana, Wyoming, New Mexico and California. Fished Argentina's Patagonia region
  • Competitive and recreational sailer, technical rock climber, mountaineer and backpacker and has fished many high altitude lakes and streams in the American West
  • Retired executive- Risk Management and Insurance business (and diggin' it!)
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