With ample rivers and streams teeming with trout, New York State is a great place to go fly fishing. Whether you’re an experienced angler or you’re just getting into the sport, these spots will accommodate. Here are the top five places to fly fish in New York.
Diverse fish populations flourish in the Delaware, considered by some to be “the easternmost “Western” river in the United States.” While fly fishing, expect to find abundant rainbow, brown, and brook trout, as well as smaller species of fish.
This Adirondacks-region mountain stream runs just near the mountain town of Lake Placid and boasts some of the finest fly-fishing opportunities in the state.
Located near the birthplace of fly fishing, Beaver Kill is home to some of the biggest trout in the region and is a very popular spot to go fly fishing. Head upstream for better catches.
Considered one of the best trout fishing destinations in the country, Esopus Creek is a popular fishing spot in the Catskills. Its waters (which eventually drain into New York City tap water) contain generous populations of brown rainbow, and wild brook trout.
Stocked with thousands of trout each year, this river is one of the few locations with cold-enough water in the summer to host teems of the fish when they’ve left the other streams.