Fly Fishing Guiding Services
Our chapter membership includes a number of experienced, knowledgeable fly fishing guides and outfitters serving beginners, as well as seasoned anglers:
Big Indian Guide Service:
P.O. Box 150, Big Indian, NY 12410
Fly fishing or light tackle in Catskill streams and reservoirs for trout. On-stream fly fishing instruction.
Catskill Kingfisher Guide Service
Over 30 years as licensed guide, 7 years as Joan Wulff casting instructor (on staff)
Catskill Mountain Angler
P.O. 240, Chichester, NY 12416
Fly fishing guiding and instruction in the Catskill tradition.
7 Church Street, Phoenicia, NY
P.O. Box 1, Phoencia, NY 12464
P.O. Box 177
Lexington, NY 12452
Private and group instruction. Wading and drift boat fishing.
Jerry Bartlett Angling Collection
The Jerry Bartlett Memorial Angling Collection was founded shortly after the death of Jerry Bartlett in 1995. A well-known fly fishing guide and staunch conservationist, Jerry was president of the Catskill Chapter of Trout Unlimited.
The Collection is housed in a cozy reading room on the second floor of the Phoenicia, NY Library and is filled with rods and tackle, flies, historic artifacts, photos, memorabilia and a fine collection of books, which grew to become the largest circulating collection of books on fishing in the Northeast. Unlike many other “special collections,” the Jerry Bartlett Angling Collection is open to all, and anyone with a valid Mid-Hudson Library System universal borrowing card can take out a book — or a rod.
Over the past two decades, the Anglers’ Parlor has hosted fly tying classes, angling and stream-related workshops, oral history events and book signings by local authors. From its inception, the Bartlett Collection has actively reached out to children in the Phoenicia School with fly tying programs, casting lessons, stream walks, macro-invertebrate workshops and support for the Trout in the Classroom Program.
The Collection’s website features a detailed hatch chart for the Esopus Creek, historical information, a number of “Sporting Legends of the Catskills” podcasts — and more.
Angling and environmental resources
Below are links to sites that may be of interest to our members. Please note that a listing below does not imply that the Ashokan-Pepacton Watershed Chapter of Trout Unlimited endorses, supports or is responsible for content on linked sites.
- Trout Unlimited National
- TU Stream Explorers website (for kids)
- Catskill Mountains Chapter of TU
- Jerry Bartlett Memorial Angling Collection
- NYS DEC
- NYS DEC Fishing Hotline
- Delaware River Club
- Catskill Fly Fishing Center & Museum
- Atlantic Salmon Federation
- Catskill Mountain Keeper
- Catskill Center for Conservation and Development
- US Fish and Wildlife Service
- Ulster County interactive recreation map
Hydrology and stream management
- Ashokan Watershed Stream Management Program
- Catskill Streams Buffer Initiative
- Wildland Hydrology — Dave Rosgen
- NOAA Flood/Climate Disaster Information
Photo at top by Jamie Kennard.