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Capt. Jim Barr
Newport, RI
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I've been fishing Rhode Island and Massachusetts salt and fresh waters for most of my life
  • U.S. Coast Guard Captain and owner/operator of Skinny Water Charters, based in Newport, RI.
  • Founding Partner- Rhode Island School of Fly Fishing 
  • Farbank Enterprises- Pro Guide  (Sage, Redington, Rio Products)  
  • Other Pro Staff affiliations with Hogy Lures, Simms, Filson, Costa Del Mar, Patagonia, Filson, Smith, Yeti, BuffUSA, Fishpond, Gerber Gear, Princeton Tec, Temple Fork Outfitters, EDGE Rods, Lamson, Scientific Angler, Cortland Line Company, Royal Wulff
  • Fly Fishers International - Certified Flycasting Instructor (only guide in Rhode Island)
  • I Specialize in Fly Fishing shallower waters,  and light spinning tackle angling.
  • 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.
  • I guide 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 Fly Fishers International, Trout Unlimited, Rhode Island Salt Water Anglers Association, United Fly Tyers of Rhode Island, R.I. Canoe/Kayak Association, and the Appalachian Mountain Club.   
  • Flyfished 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 sailor, technical rock climber, mountaineer and backpacker and have fished many high altitude lakes and streams in the American west.
  • Retired executive- Risk Management and Insurance business (and diggin' it!)