Free fishing fly-tying workshops this month


PROVIDENCE -The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) today announced it is hosting a series of free fishing fly-tying workshops for novice and experienced fly-tiers beginning today.

WHAT: Free Fly-Tying Workshops

WHEN: Monday, August 1, 15, 22 | 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Langworthy Public Library, 24 Spring Street, Hopkinton

Wednesday, August 10, 17, 24 | 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. North Smithfield Public Library, 20 Main Street, Slatersville

Tuesday, August 16, 23, 30 | 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Riverside Sportsman’s Association, 1 Sportsman Drive, East Providence

Instruction on both fresh- and saltwater 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

These workshops are part of DEM’s Aquatic Resource Education (ARE) Program. ARE is a federally funded program designed to educate the public on fishing. As part of a larger network of recreational opportunities in the state, fishing plays an important role in connecting people with nature, promoting health, attracting tourism, and supporting a treasured tradition for Rhode Island families. According to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, there are approximately 175,000 recreational anglers (age 16+) in Rhode Island. And recreational fishing contributes more than $130 million to the economy each year.

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