New York
Fly-Fishing: The Catskill Tradition
Pack your rod and tackle and head to the Catskills for a fly-fishing adventure with experts to learn about reading the water, tying flies, casting technique and streamside entomology.
Program No. 2239RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

The rivers of the Catskills are among the most famous trout streams in the world. Experience the best fly-fishing as you join experts at the Frost Valley Fly Fishing School for hands-on instruction in breathtaking natural classrooms. Never fished? No problem! We have a date just for novices, who will learn all they need to get started during daily instruction on tackle, roll, casting and etiquette — all while enjoying the beauty of local streams and rivers. Anglers with advanced experience should enroll in the date made for them — “Five Rivers in Five Days” — where they’ll enjoy access to areas along the Neversink, Esopus, Willowemoc, Beaverkill and other Catskill Mountain rivers.
Activity Level
Outdoor: No Sweat
Substantial walking and standing in or near rocky streams.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Try your hand at tying trout flies as pros show you the “Muddler Minnow, “Stimulator” and “Woolly Bugger.”
  • Fish for brook, brown and rainbow trout.
  • Benefit from expert tips on wading, fishing techniques, streamside entomology, fly-fishing etiquette and more.

General Notes

Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.
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Tony Bonavist
Tony Bonavist has been teaching at fly fishing schools for more than 30 years, sharing his knowledge of trout entomology and fisheries. He holds a degree in fisheries biology from the University of Montana, and was employed as a biologist with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation for 25 years. Tony has published articles in Trout Magazine, Fly Fisherman Magazine and Gray’s Sporting Journal, and is certified as a Fisheries Scientist by the American Fisheries Society.
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