Captain Eric Thomas has been fishing the waters in and around Newport for all of his adult life. He has been guiding clients from shore and boat for the past 13 years. His culmination of time on the water and at the fly tying vise is evident in the details of his commercially tied locally favorite patterns.
I started fishing with my father as a youngster for sunfish in a local pond. Fishing was fun then and is still fun now. I pride myself on being able to teach anyone to fish; I can say this because I been in education all of my adult life. Education is a passion in my life, whether I 'm in front of a class or on the boat with clients, I am always teaching something. Along with catching tons of fish, one of the goals of my guided charters is to teach the client something that he or she might be able to use where they fish. The lesson might be a new knot, a fly tying technique, or an in-depth discussion on why I positioned the boat for a particular drift. The number one goal of course, is to have fun.