Rhode Island Bans Felt in Salt and Freshwater

December 30, 2011 By: Benjamin Clary

Effective January 1, 2012, Rhode Island has banned the felt sole shoes in all of the state’s waters.  The new rule states: “It is prohibited that any person use foot gear with external felt soles in any state waters, inclusive of freshwater, tidal or marine.”  (Link provided by Clean Angling News)Rhode Island joins Maryland, Missouri, Vermont and Alaska in banning felt shoes and is the second state after Maryland to ban them in saltwater.