RI to Host Free Fly Tying and Fly Fishing Workshops

The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is hosting a series of free fishing fly-tying workshops for novice and experienced fly-tiers and a fly-fishing clinic this month. Below is a list of upcoming classes.

Fly-Tying Workshops 

Monday, June 19 & 26 | 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Coventry Public Library, 1672 Flat River Road, Coventry

Tuesday, June 20 | 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Glocester Manton Public Library, 1137 Putnam Pike, Chepachet

Wednesday, June 21, 28 | 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Greenville Public Library, 573 Putnam Pike, Greenville

Instruction on freshwater angling will be included, and all equipment and materials will be provided. Participants are welcome to bring their own materials, if they prefer.  Children aged 10 and older are invited to participate. Space is limited and registration is required. To register, contact Scott Travers at Scott.travers@dem.ri.gov 


Introduction to Freshwater Fly-Fishing

Saturday, June 17 | 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Addieville East Farm, Mapleville

Families with children 10 years and older learn about fly-fishing equipment, fly-tying, fly-casting, and the best fishing areas across Rhode Island during this six-hour workshop.  Lunch and equipment provided. Registration is required. Fee: $15 per person.  To register, contact Kimberly Sullivan at Kimberly.sullivan@dem.ri.gov.