FISH articles


Photo copyright Dennis Cabarle

A One Bug angling team and their guide enjoy a bright early spring day at the 2015 Friends of the Upper Delaware River (FUDR) contest.

One Bug: It’s all in the fly

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 works his way out on the smallest branches he trusts will hold him. Reaching out as far as he can, he picks a leaf off the end of the branch.


Photo courtesy of Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum

Agnes Van Put, who will celebrate her 100th birthday this year, makes soup every year for attendees at the Catskill Fly Fishing Center & Museum’s annual season opener celebration. You can sample the soup at this year’s event on Saturday,  April 2 at 9 a.m. at the center in Livingston Manor, NY.

Season opener highlight: Agnes Van Put’s soup

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 (three different kinds of soup, actually) that Agnes Van Put serves up every year to warm the crowds of eager anglers at the frequently chilly “First Cast” opening


 The Red Barn Campground is gone, but you can still wade down Hankins Creek to the riffle there.

Upper Delaware riverscapes

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 Flexible Flow Management Plan (FFMP) and to several improvements since.


Contributed photos

After traveling the world fishing, the author always comes back to the Delaware—with beautiful fish like this brown as his reward. 

There’s no place like home (waters)

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 Buckingham for trout.


Photo by Andy Boyar

Stephanie Watman catches a rainbow on the Lackawaxen River in Pennsylvania.

Starting fly fishing (At age 70)

I grew up on Long Island, surrounded by water, and those waters held lots of fish. My dad, an aeronautical engineer, loved to fish. He fished to relax and unwind. As a teenager, I accompanied him many a day on our 23-foot cruiser. We used blood worms for flounder and squid strips and killies for fluke on the Great South Bay.

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