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It would be an understatement to say that my great-grandmother Agnes Van Put is a well-known individual in the fly-fishing world. As a 35-year employee of the Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum … more
If you have fished in the region, either on a lake, river, or stream, you will see and hear other wildlife.Muskrats and otters can be found in many lakes and along rivers. Birds of all kinds are … more
About three years ago, angling friends that fish Catskill rivers reported a decline in some traditional mayfly hatches. Of particular concern was the purported absence of sulphur mayflies, an eagerly … more
The Upper Delaware River flows between Hancock, where river’s Main Stem begins, and Sparrow Bush, NY. It also forms the boundary between New York and Pennsylvania. This distance is just over 70 … more
Fishing is a wonderful and timeless way to pass time, feed yourself and enjoy the outdoors. It has been described with such humorous sayings as, “Fishing, the most expensive free meal you will … more
It was Sunday, July 24, 1972, hot and sunny at my home in the foothills of the Catskills. I was attending to chores when the phone rang. Ed Van Put was on the line. For those who don’t already … more
Why it matters Everyone who fishes the Delaware is affected by the Flexible Flow Management Program (FFMP), the complex rules that govern the releases of water from the three New York City reservoirs … more
The Delaware River is home to one of the largest American shad sea-to-river spawning rituals. These fish are considered anadromous; this means they live primarily in salt water and spawn in fresh … more
So, you always thought, “Fly fishing looks like fun. I’d like to try it, but it sounds like it’s too hard,” or “Fly fishing sounds great, but I can’t afford … more
Fishermen frequently need to find food at times when many places aren’t open. Whether you’re looking to be out for the dawn hatch, want to take a lunch out on the river or are coming off … more
Angling etiquette is simply polite behavior among the fishermen and others you encounter on the river—boaters, swimmers, tubers, etc., and importantly with property owners. On our popular … more
With most of our fishing on rivers and streams being catch-and-release, it is nice to come home with something to show for your efforts, some documentation of your successes. The current applicable … more
Having spent the last 25 years living on, fishing, guiding, researching and advocating for the protection of the trout fishery on the Upper Delaware River, it is time to reflect a bit on where we are … more
Smallmouth bass, also called the “bronzeback,” “brown bass” or “smallie” are among the feistiest and most acrobatic of all the freshwater game fish, and lucky for … more
What is it that gets people so excited about fly fishing? Why would anyone want to stand in the river waving a big stick? Well, it’s challenging, rewarding and fun—and how many other … more
The guide jumps into the icy Delaware and fights upstream, following the fly line. Reaching the bank, he slips and slides on the rocks and finally reaches a small tree. Shinnying up the tree, he … more
If you’ve ever been to the season opener celebrations held by the Catskill Fly Fishing Center & Museum (CFFCM), you’ll know that one of the main attractions is the delectable soup … more
Anyone who ever subscribed to Field & Stream Magazine in the past is familiar with the name Ed Zern (1910-1994). Zern wrote a score of books including “To Hell with Fishing” (1945), … more
Peter Kolesar is professor emeritus of Columbia University. His mathematical research, often in partnership with Jim Serio of Hancock, NY, led to the Upper Delaware River’s original 2007 … more
My home waters are the Delaware River, as well as the Willowemoc and the Beaverkill, but the Delaware is my main focus. I love fishing the Delaware’s West Branch and Main Stem down to … more
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