Guided Fly Fishing & Instruction

Learn fly fishing on the famous Esopus Creek

First-timer or experienced angler? Either way, you'll experience an incredible day on the pristine waters of the Catskill Mountains with your host, New York State licensed fly-fishing guide, Todd Spire.

Pricing (per angler):

  • Half Day (4 hours) - $150
  • Full Day (8 hours) - $250
  • Weekday Special - 6 hours for half-day price ~ 9am-3pm
  • Wader rental - $35
  • All other gear & flies provided
  • Sandwich lunch with full day bookings

You will also need to procure a NY State fishing license. Day licenses are $5 for residents, $10 for out-of-state. Licenses may be purchased online.

BOOKINGS: call or email

Catskill Mountain Fly Fishing


Fly Tying 101 + Prime Time Fall Streamer Fly Fishing in The Catskills

Hosted by: Scribner's Catskill Lodge | Saturday - October 28th, 2017

Tie your first fly and fish it for huge fall brown trout - you keep the tying kit. Crash course in streamer tactics. Anglers will be driven in the 2018 BMW X5 Hybrid from Scribner's Lodge to The Esopus Creek. Multiple guides (and BMWs) will be available - 2 guests per guide. An amazing opportunity to get started with tying and/or tie some flies with local guides and hit the fall spawn.

8:30-11AM: Introduction + Fly Tying
11AM: Head to the Esopus Creek
11:30AM - 6PM: Fishing on the River
7PM+: Whiskey tasting with Olde York Distillery in the Whiskey Lounge

Trout tales will follow with Esopus Creel owner, Todd Spire, and the other guides.

Fly Tying Class: $100 - Keep the kit (10 slots available)
Guided day on the Esopus: $250 (4 slots available)

If interested, please contact me.

Esopus Creel Fly Fishing at Scribner's Lodge


And North

Hosted a trip through my home water with some good friends for And North. Photos and words by Jamie Kennard.

Esopus Creel on And North


Escape Brooklyn

Check out our profile over on Escape Brooklyn. Huge thanks to Erin & Denny for the beautiful work.

Esopus Creel on Escape Brooklyn


Real-time stream data on the Esopus Creek + custom updates on stream conditions

River Conditions Esopus Creek

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Sunglasses by Cassette Company


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We may have a few dinner-only tickets available for our open-pit dinners. Invites will be email only. Sign-up below for first dibs.

Open Pit Dinners with Esopus Creel

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