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 purchaed online.


Catskill Mountain Fly Fishing

Our Signature Weekend

June 9-11 at Glass Mountain Inn, Phoenicia

The Glass Mountain Inn is a family-owned community of vacation rentals. An 1896 farmhouse directly across from the Stony Clove Creek with 360 degrees of breathtaking Catskills mountain views, a short walk from the scenic town center of Phoenicia, New York. Awarded Hudson Valley Magazine's "Best of the Hudson Valley" in 2016. Room for 6 anglers.

Glass Mountain Inn - Phoenicia New York


Escape Brooklyn

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

Esopus Creel on Escape Brooklyn


Wayside Cider | Father's Day Chat and Cast

June 18th 11:30am - 1:00pm

Free fly fishing talk and casting demonstration. Open to the public at one of my favorite places in the Catskills, Wayside Cider. Come down, sip ciders, have lunch, learn the basics of fly fishing and try casting a fly rod... see if it suits. Happy Father's Day to you!

Esopus Creel at Wayside Cider


Scribner's Catskill Lodge | May 20th, 2017

Scribner's invited us up for a day of demos, guiding, and fly tying in their whiskey lounge. Rough life, right? Use promo-code "FISH" to book. Demos are for guests only. 7pm tying is open to the public. Info here.

Esopus Creel at Scribner's Lodge


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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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Esopus Creel guides
catch and release only excursions