Captain Bob Hines is the owner of Fly fish Rhode Island, Rhode Island’s premier fly fishing guide service. He is a professional saltwater fly fishing guide who specializes in shallow water estuary charters for striped bass. Bob and his clients fish off a 23 foot Skeeter V series powered by a 225 Yamaha 4 stroke. A platform that works well when fishing the shallow water estuaries and also when chasing the albie’s and bonito off shore.
Bob’s passion for fly fishing is not just limited to the New England salt. He is an addicted tarpon and bonefish angler who has spent time pursuing such species in Belize, the Bahamas, Key West, Islamorada, and the Gulf of Mexico. His sweet water adventures include several trips to Montana and Wyoming to fish the spring creeks along with the Big Horn, Madison, and Yellowstone river systems. He has also spent over thirty five years on the Salmon River and it’s tributaries in pursuit of steelhead. In 2008 Bob hosted a trip to the Alagnak River in Alaska for huge rainbows and silver salmon. Capt. Bob’s sponsors include Skeeter Boats, Action Craft, Tibor, , Sage, Rio and many others.
In 2008 & 2009 Bob in conjunction with channel 6 producer Don Coyne hosted his own television show “FLYFISHING RHODE ISLAND with Capt. Bob Hines” 26 episodes each year. Bob also has designed a series of fly patterns that are currently marketed through Umpqua Feather Merchants one of the countrie’s largest fly distributors.
Bob has written several articles which have appeared in national magazines such as On the Water Magazine, Fly rod and Reel and many other publications. Bob also conducts seminars and speaking engagements on all aspects of the sport of fly fishing.