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Top 10 (and more!) Flies for Fall on the Upper Delaware


Capt. Joe Demalderis (left) has trouble deciding on just ten patterns for fall on his home waters.
Photo via Facebook

On the Upper Delaware system, fall is a bittersweet time of year for me. Bitter in so far as the season is coming to an all too quick close; sweet because the river lights up again like a final hurrah and . . .

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Top 5 Flies for the Adirondack Mountains

Written by: Ken Kalil, Kalil’s Upstate Outfitters 


Ken Kalil ties on a favorite pattern while fall fly fishing on his home waters in Upstate New York.
Photo courtesy Ken Kalil

When you mention you live in New York, many out-of-staters immediately picture New York City. But five hours north, in a state park four times the size of Yellowstone, nothing could be further from . . .

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Discover the Newest Orvis-Endorsed Outfitter: Breuckelen Fly-Fishing Adventures!


Written by: Phil Monahan

Breuckelen Fly-Fishing Adventures provides an amazing angling experience where you wouldn’t expect one.
All photos by Joel Ruby

For more than thirty years, Orvis has been putting its imprimatur on the best fly-fishing operations in the country and around the world, through its Endorsed Lodges, Guides, and Outfitters program. But the newest member of this elite club may be the most unique one yet. Located in the hippest part . . .

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Photos: Swinging for Holiday Steel


Kubie’s first fish was a colored-up buck that struck in a tailout.
Photo by Sam Brown

Last week, my brother Sam and I set off for New York’s Salmon River on our annual pilgrimage to get in the holiday spirit by chasing steelhead with our Spey rods. The water was low and a bit . . .

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Photos: Night-Stalking with Mouse Flies for Big Browns

Written by: Drew Nisbet, Fishing Manager of Orvis Buffalo


After midnight, some of the biggest browns in the river go on the prowl.
Photos by Drew Nisbet

On Tuesday evening, I loaded up my car and made the drive from my job in Buffalo to spend the night casting a Morrish Mouse for big browns on the West Branch of the Delaware. Under . . .

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Podcast: Mastering the Hatch from a Boat, with Joe Demalderis


Written by: Phil Monahan

Capt. Joe Demalderis (left) guides anglers to tough Catskills trout from his trusty drift boat.
Photo via Facebook

This week, we feature an interview with an old friend, Joe Demalderis, of Cross Current Guide Service and Outfitters in the Catskills. Joe knows the Delaware system about as well as any . . .

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“Paying Homage,” by William G. Tapply

Written by: William G. Tapply


Bill Tapply sits on the bank, waiting for a hatch to begin.
Photo courtesy Vicki Stiefel

Every year on the weekend after Memorial Day, Marshall Dickman, Andy Gill, Jeff Christenson, and I spend four days in Roscoe, New York, in the heart of the Catskills, where the fabled . . .

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Photos: A Saltwater Angler Takes on Tough Tailwater Trout

Written by: Capt. Gordon Churchill


It took him awhile to relearn the skills of his youth, but the author finished his day on a streak.
Photo by Gordon Churchill

Let me start by stating that I basically learned to fish on the Delaware River. No, I’m not counting the stocked streams and the lakes I fished closer to my father’s home north of Syracuse, New York. . . .

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Victory on the Delaware, as States Agree to Maintain Flows


Written by: Phil Monahan

Delaware River guide Joe Demalderis shows off the kind of trout healthy flows can produce.
Photo courtesy Cross Current Guide Service

Last week, we asked you to send emails and make phone calls to convince officials from New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, and New York City to agree on extending the . . .

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