The Cinder Worm Program is on again

Register Now!  Applications taken for both students & mentors
Kettle Pond Visitor Center, Charlestown, Rhode Island

For the past four years, Dave Pollack / Capt. Ray Stachelek and mentors from Connecticut/ Rhode Island Coastal Fly Fishers along with the Rhody Fly Rodders group have been facilitating this instructional program, with the aid of the U.S Fish & Wildlife Service and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management. The first two sessions are devoted to tying cinderworm emergence patterns.  One Saturday afternoon/evening is devoted to fishing them on Ninigret Pond.  Many of you have already participated as students and/or instructors.

We are doing it again in the spring of 2013.  Fly tying will be on two weekday nights at the USF&W Kettle Pond Nature Center.  Fishing will be on Saturday at Ninigret National Wildlife Refuge.

We provide all necessary fly tying tools, materials, and fly rod outfits as needed.

Fly Tying: Tuesday, April 30th and Monday May 6th from 6:30PM – 8:30PM

Fishing: Saturday, May 11th from 4:00PM to dark

Every year there is a waiting list for new students. The class enrollment is limited to 40 students.

Looking for instructors, our student to teacher ratio ideally would be 3-1.

Pre-registration is required. For further information and registration contact:

Janis Nepshinsky at 401-364-9124, ext. 28 or Janis_Nepshinsky@fws.gov