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Escape the Big City to Experience Fly Fishing the Catskills

This crew proves how escaping to the wilderness and fly fishing the Catskills can rejuvenate your sense of well-being.

To escape the hustle and bustle of the city these anglers take up fly fishing the Catskills and speak to what attracts them to the sport of fly fishing and this great wilderness area.

The Catskill Mountains offers more than 1,500 miles of cold water streams and rivers that once teemed with only brook trout. With aggressive stocking programs there are now an abundance of brown and also rainbow trout.

The area boasts thousands of smaller streams for nymphing and also such famous rivers as the Beaverkill, Willowmoc, Esopus and Neversink that have played an important roll over generations in the development of American fly fishing. The Catskills also have over 287,500 acres of public land access; which is almost unparalleled for anywhere else in the eastern United States. The opportunities for camping, hiking and fishing access are outstanding and free or very low-cost.

For more information on the Catskill Region see this New York Parks site.

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Escape the Big City to Experience Fly Fishing the Catskills