If you find yourself in the Catskill Mountains, you are right smack in the Cradle of American Flyfishing, and world class fly fishing opportunities are just outside your door. The Esopus Creek offers the ideal classroom for a beginner fly fisherman to learn the practical skills behind the mystery surrounding the sport. Catskill Mountain Angler can teach you those skills and introduce you to the charms of our Catskill trout waters. If you are an experienced flyrodder, we can guide you to the famous pools and runs you have always read about, and help you polish your game.
Guiding Rates: Half Day
- One person: $300
- Two people: $350
- Three people: $500
- Four people: $600
Guiding Rates: Full Day
- One person: $450
- Two people: $550
- Three people: $800
- Four people: $900
For larger groups, please contact us for a custom quote.
Full day includes lunch. For three or more people, we'll have an additional guide. Catskill Mountain Angler provides fly rods, reels, fly line, and flies, or bring your own favorites. The Esopus Creek is a wade only river. Anglers will need to provide their own waders and wading boots. Waders and boots may be rented from local outfitters for $35/day. (We can pick up and return your rental boots and waders for you for a $25 fee.)
Fishing season lasts from April through November on the Esopus Creek, from April through October 15 on the Schoharie and Delaware Rivers, and from April through September on the tributaries.
Personalized Gift certificates are available for both full and half day guiding or for a specified dollar amount and can be mailed directly to the angler of your choice.
Call Catskill Mountain Angler, and let Mark Loete introduce you to a few new friends, both human and piscatorial!