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Where Did Dry Fly Fishing Begin?

The Beaverkill River in New York state is often seen as where fly fishing began and became a popular sport in the United States.

When you are fly fishing the Beaverkill River in New York, you are angling in one of the most famous freestone streams in North America. It is a special place steeped in a rich history and its 44 miles of fishing excellence has seen generations of American anglers.

Since the 19th Century some of the most storied names in American fly fishing have been wading the waters of the Beaverkill. It was initially famous for its native brook trout but in the last few decades it now also supports large populations of brown trout.

If you want to fish this river and experience its fly fishing past be sure to visit the town of Roscoe. Roscoe has a number of outfitters, and also the Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum, with an entire town that will be happy to point you in the right direction to get on some fine trout.

For more information on this river and Beaverkill Campground that bounds a good chunk of its banks check out this site.

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Where Did Dry Fly Fishing Begin?