Why S. 1520? We can all probably agree that "recreational fishing needs a seat at the table" that is commensurate with our contribution to the economy, but S. 1520 as currently written is not the way to get there. S. 1520 is a proposed amendment to the Magnuson Stevens...

Celebrate World Fishing Day at Saltwater Edge Saturday, June 23rd  Celebrate World Fishing Day by and attend one of the free 101 Saltwater Fishing Clinics offered by the Saltwater Edge.  World Fishing Day is a live 24-hour global broadcast. In a never-before-attempted global live fishing marathon, we’ll visit...

Saltwater Edge Gear Review: Van Staal VR50 The Van Staal VR50 is the latest addition to the VR Series of reels launched by Van Staal a few years ago. The original VR series incorporated a modular design utilizing one body, two rotors and four spools to...

The common "party starters" for hardtail season is the small young of the year baits like bay anchovies, peanut bunker, and butterfish. [caption id="attachment_2056" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Typical Bay Anchovy - Newport RI[/caption] [caption id="attachment_4611" align="aligncenter" width="300"] It could be worse! Photo Credit Joey Manansala[/caption] This collection of micro baits can be...

[caption id="attachment_3993" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Hutch releasing his Saltwater Edge Albie Kayak Shootout winner![/caption] SALTWATER EDGE KAYAK ALBIE SHOOTOUT – 9.16-17.17 Join us on September 16th and 17th for the Second Annual Saltwater Edge Kayak Albie Shootout. The Kayak Albie Shootout is a catch and release photo documented tournament. Participants...

 Saltwater Edge Events and Education Calendar We exist to share our passion for saltwater fishing. It is our pleasure to host and attend a wide variety of surf, fly and inshore fishing events through out the year. It's our goal to provide educational opportunities that help...

Orvis Saltwater Fly Fishing School  The Saltwater Edge is proud to host the Orvis Saltwater Fly Fishing School here on Aquidneck Island. The Orvis Company has a rich tradition in educating fly fisherman. They have been doing so for over 40 years. We worked with Pete Kutcher...

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...

Quantum Smoke Bonito/ Albie Photo Contest Winner Announced [caption id="attachment_3074" align="aligncenter" width="300"] On the fly![/caption] First Place: Here is a photo of Pete Jackson landing a fly rod caught false albacore amidst the mayhem of a full blown, all morning blitz at Watch Hill. Photo submitted by Phil...

[caption id="attachment_2090" align="aligncenter" width="248"] "Find the bait and find the fish"[/caption] Starting late August or early September we start to see small schools of young on the year bait in Newport. As the fall progresses these schools become larger and by early October are often described...

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