Whether you’re a seasoned angler or new to the sport, the professionals who navigate visitors around our magnificent river system are world-renowned, world-class guides and outfitters. They know the hot spots and have access to private areas of the Upper Delaware that will virtually guarantee a productive and one-of-a-kind experience.
East Branch Outfitters
If you’re looking for an authentic Catskill fly fishing experience, look no further than East Branch Outfitters. Ben Rinker, who holds a degree in aquatic ecology, has been fishing on the Upper Delaware since he was a boy; the river is in his blood. He and wife Cindy run this family operation which boasts private access to the East Branch of the Delaware, a historic B&B, guided tours, and fly fishing school.
Widely recognized as one of the best outfitters on the Upper Delaware, East Branch Outfitters can’t be beat in terms of experience, intimate knowledge of the river system, and down-home Catskill friendly service!
Border Water Outfitters & Guide Service
In his 16 years as a professional fly fishing guide, Jim “Coz” Costolnick has logged over 15,000 hours on the Upper Delaware River. As a host of ESPN’s “In Search of Fly Water,” Coz traveled the world bringing the wonderful world of fly fishing into the living rooms of millions. His love for sharing his secrets and techniques is what makes him one of the most sought after teachers, speakers, and personalities in the fly fishing industry.
The store offers over 2400 sq. ft. of specialized products for all your fly fishing needs. It’s a place where anglers gather to get the latest river & hatch information, exchange stories, meet friends, and get the equipment needed for a successful day on the famed waters of the Upper Delaware.
Endreson's Guide Service
Captain John Endreson is an accomplished fly and conventional tackle fisherman. He studied Aquaculture and Aquatic Science at SUNY Morrisville, and in 1999 he began fulfilling his lifelong dream of becoming a fishing guide when he acquired his NY State fishing guide license. In the spring of 2012, John acquired his US Coast Guard OUPV (6-Pack) Captain License.
Captain John is an energetic and enthusiastic guide, willing to share his fishing techniques and intimate knowledge of the river so he can provide his clients with the finest and most productive fishing experience.
Cross Current Guides & Outfitters
Captain Joe Demalderis has been fishing the Upper Delaware River since the mid 1970’s and has been an Orvis-endorsed fly fishing guide for more than a decade. Joe has logged tens of thousands of hours on the water. A lifetime member of Trout Unlimited, Joe also serves on the board of directors of Friends of the Upper Delaware River.
Fifield Outfitters, LLC
Ryan “Tug” Fifield is a New York State Licensed Guide, license #6310, and a member of the New York State Outdoor Guides Association. He is licensed in fishing, hunting, boating, camping, and hiking. “Tug” has been fishing since he was a young boy, and he’s participated in bass tournaments for nineteen years, winning many competitions throughout New York State. He enjoys sharing his intimate knowledge of the art of fishing with both adults and children, fostering in them an appreciation for the outdoors and an understanding of the important role they play in being environmental stewards.
Fifield Outfitters, LLC offers guided fly fishing trips on their 2015 Hyde drift boat on the East and West branches of the Delaware River.
River Of Life Outdoor Adventures
Wayne Aldridge is an Orvis-endorsed fly fishing guide licensed in NY and PA and permitted by the Upper Delaware River National Park Service. Wayne’s guide service provides float and wade fly fishing trips on the West Branch, East Branch, and Main Stem of the Upper Delaware River in the Deposit, Hancock, and East Branch NY Area as well as the Catskill area streams, which include the Beaverkill, Willowemoc, and Neversink river. Fly fishing for trophy wild brown and rainbow trout as well as smallmouth bass using both single hand and two handed rods. Fly fishing and spey casting instruction is also offered.
Indian Springs Fly Fishing & Fly Fishing School
Lee Hartman began teaching fly fishing in 1989 for the Colorado
School of Fly Fishing on the South Platte River in Colorado. Three years
later, he opened Indian Springs Fly Fishing Camp and soon established the
Upper Delaware School of Fly Fishing. Lee’s fly fishing experience extends
beyond that of an instructor. He has fished on the Upper Delaware River
since 1973 and has guided anglers on the Upper Delaware system since
1985. This experience, along with his highly acclaimed international fly fishing adventures, gives him the ability to teach fly fishing at all skill levels.
Catskill Pheasantry offers guided fly fishing on the Beaverkill, willowmemoc, and main branch of the Delaware River.
As an independent guide, Adrian LaSorte has a long list of regular clients who use him exclusively throughout the year. Many are expert or advanced fly fishers who know that Adrian’s skills can provide them with some of their most challenging and exciting fly fishing experiences. Others are beginners who have been referred to him because of his unique ability to teach and to provide information that will help to build a foundation in fly fishing that will last a lifetime.