• 1995 Winner of Fly Rod & Reel magazine's Fly Tying contest.

  • 2003 Joined Rainy's Fly's Designer staff.

  • 2005 Featured angler in Salt Water Fly Fishing magazine for "Notable Catches".

  • 1993-1999Fly Tying instructor for Trout Unlimited.

  • Featured Fly Tying instructor for The Salt Water Edge series of fly tying videos.

  • Director/Producer of Little Rhody Charters Fishing Videos on YouTube.

  • "Celebrity Fly Tyer" at "The Fly Fishing Show".                                                                                                     BILL IS ON THE FOLLOWING GUIDE PROGRAMS

  • Rainy's Fly's

  • Fishing Solutions / I FLY                                  

  • Brine Fly Innovations

  • Regal Engineering

  • Nautilus Reels

  • Korkers

  • Temple Fork Outfitters



Captain Bill Murphy has been fishing the salt for over 20 years and has fished from Maine to North Carolina. He has also caught everything from Stripers to Bluefin Tuna on both spinning gear and fly rod.

Bill is a USCG licensed 25 ton Master with Towing Endorsement. Currently, Bill is running a Sailfish 218 equipped with a 5 piece helm enclosure, Garmin 2010 GPS/Sonar, Garmin 741xs GPS/Dual frequency Chirp Sonar/Radar, Marine Radio, Baitwell, Fresh & Saltwater washdowns, Multimedia Stereo system, Front Casting Deck and plenty of rod & gear storage. This rig is a serious fishing machine!

Bill is also on the Rainy's Fly Designer staff and currently has over 25 patterns in production. Bill is regularly invited to the International Fly Tying Symposium and The Fly Fishing Show to demonstrate his tying techniques and fly patterns.

Bill is also the owner of Murphy's Fly Box / E-Z Body Products, www.e-zbody.com and Little Rhody Charters www.littlerhodycharters.com.