• Rhode Island Light Tackle & Fly Fishing Charters
  • brian@pattersonguideservice.com
  • 401-293-0223
brian@pattersonguideservice.com   401-293-0223


The Goal

The goal of Patterson Guide Service is to provide you with a Narragansett Bay & Rhode Island Sound fishing adventure you will never forget!  I take the necessary steps to ensure that every trip is enjoyable, educational and of course, full of action. When you fish with me, you can count on my patient, friendly instruction, enthusiasm and guidance.

What to Expect

Whether you are a beginner or an avid fisherman, there is always something new to learn.  My variety of fly fishing and light tackle trips are designed to provide you the opportunities to improve and master various situations while on the water and of course to land the fish of your dreams.


While on board, you will receive professional instruction and guidance from a fully licensed and certified captain. Education is paramount here at PGS. I welcome any and all questions during the trip so that you can replicate our efforts time and time again. With us, knowing why you caught the fish is more important than catching it. My goal is teach you more about the species and understand the ecosystem that surrounds it while having fun.

What To Bring

  • No dark soled or marking shoes. If they leave a mark on your floor at home, please keep them there
  • Foul weather gear. Includes jacket, pants and shoes
  • Extra clothing
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen (minimum 15 spf)
  • Hat, bandana, Buff etc
  • Windbreaker of some kind if spring or fall
  • Medications and directions for use if traveling alone
  • Doctor’s note if injured or waiver may be filled
  • Motion Sickness medications
  • Camera
  • Phone/Charger/Case (if you feel that you can’t fish without it)
  • Food and drinks. PGS will provide water and snacks
  • No hard alcohol or drugs of any kind allowed
  • Cooler with ice (if you plan on keeping any fish)
  • No bananas allowed! Due to fishing superstition, this is a non negotiable
  • Emergency phone numbers/contacts on one index card for crew
  • Obtain float plan from captain prior to trip and share with family/friend on land
  • Your favorite rod and or reel (if suited for the species). Otherwise we supply all the gear
  • Optimism. We will work hard and sometimes it is truly one more cast
  • Leave your stress at home!



Every outdoorsman has a role model. Mine was my dad. He taught me how to fish, to live and fight for what you believe in. Guiding every one of my casts are his hands, words and love. Thank you Dad.