[caption id="attachment_3524" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Courtesy of Mike Laptew Fine Art Images[/caption] "Americans have "symbols" which they rally around and which signify some part of the quality of life we all seek, The striped bass is such a symbol" - Senator John Chaffee in 1980 His leadership in striped...

Rhode Island's Decision - Will Common Sense Prevail? There has been a lot of time and energy spent over the last six months on how to best implement the ASMFC required 25% mortality reduction in the striped bass harvest. Effectiveness of the effort may well be...

Two Minute Drill for Stripers - Will Common Sense Prevail? Yesterday in Alexandria VA the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) met and approved all of eight pages of Conservation Equivalency (CE) options submitted by the various states. Conservation Equivalence is used by states to create and...

Tackle Shop owners from around the Ocean State came together to ask Rhode Island DEM to give their customers what they wrote, commented and asked from the beginning and that is "one fish with 31% conservation equivalency". We will settle and understand how it became...

[caption id="attachment_2707" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Surfcasting is a frequent event topic[/caption] At the Saltwater Edge we host events and education opportunities from bonefish to bluefin. January 2015 Thursday, January 8th - Open Fly Tying Night - Flatwing Night starts at 5:30 Thursday, January 22nd - Open Fly Tying Night - Southern Flats...

How To Tie A Clouser Minnow [caption id="attachment_3299" align="aligncenter" width="300"] The Clouser Minnow is another highly adaptable style of imitating baitfish[/caption] In the survival kit of every service man is one fishing lure and it is a bucktail jig. The Closer Minnow in it's many iterations is...

How To Tie A Rhody Flatwing The Rhody Flatwing is a proven fish catcher in the Ocean State and beyond. While the classic Ray's Fly color scheme is used here the flatwing is a style of tying rather than a specific pattern. Kenney Abrames and other...

How To Tie A Lefty's Deceiver The Lefty's Deceiver is named for the originator of this fly the world famous fly fisherman Lefty Kreh. Lefty makes regular mention of how many species (both salt and fresh) this fly has fooled and I recall it is over...

Gear Review: GLoomis Short Stix Fly Rod [caption id="attachment_3155" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Lyle with a 18lb Harkers Island albie! Photo Credit: Captain Bill Murphy[/caption] The GLoomis Short Stix fly rods have received a lot of accolades including the 2014 ICAST New Product Showcase Winner for "Best New Fly...

Saltwater Edge Fly Tying Programs One of the best ways to enjoy the off season is to learn to tie saltwater flies. There are a number of reasons to develop your tying skills. Saltwater flies aren't cheap, selections can be limited or off color to your...

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