The Integrity of the Catch: Fly Fishing the Catskills

The Catskills Mountains is the birthplace of American dry fly fishing. From it’s pristine, protected waters to it’s abundant wildlife and unique bug life, fly fishermen from around the world come to fish on the famed Beaverkill, Upper Delaware, Neversink and Willowemac rivers, and many legendary fly fishermen have made their home in the peaceful mountains just two hours north of New York City. Wayne, Bill and myself have made the 5 1/2 hour commute dozens of times over the years to spend a week on these amazing trout streams. If you haven’t fished this region, put it on your bucket list, you will not regret it!

The Fly Fishing Center and Museum continues to be a focal point for the community in preserving the tradition and history of the sport, as well as bringing in and encouraging a new generation of fly fishermen. To learn more about the museum, visit

This film made by local filmmaker Peter Crosby.


  2 comments for “The Integrity of the Catch: Fly Fishing the Catskills

  1. William J Blomeier
    January 7, 2023 at 6:47 am

    Very good overview video. Truly a place to be on your bucket list if you love fly fishing. Been there many times but need to go back soon to fish and visit the museum. Thanks for posting.

  2. Jeff Caslow
    January 7, 2023 at 7:46 am

    Outstanding film; thanks for opening the door
    on the essence of fly fishing

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