Guided Upper Delaware River Guided Fly Fishing Trips
Looking for an experienced Delaware River fly fishing guide?
The Upper Delaware River System located in the Catskills of southern New York is home to some of the best wild trout fishing on the entire east coast! Big brown trout up to 20" are certainly not uncommon. We offer half and full day guided fly fishing drift boat trips on the West Branch of the Delaware River as well as the East Branch of the Delaware River. Guided fly fishing drift boat trips on the West Branch of the Delaware River will give you access to countless riffles and pools that are full of feisty wild Rainbow and Brown trout! Our guided fly fishing trips on the West Branch of the Delaware River and the East Branch of the Delaware River are focused around the mornings and evenings as this is when the best fishing usually occurs. On occasion our guided fly fishing trips on the Delaware River will go past dark as it will provide you opportunities to catch large fish on dry flies. Your Delaware River fly fishing guide will be in contact with you well in advance of the trip to plan everything to perfection.
Spring Fly Fishing on the Delaware River
Late March will bring the start of many prolific hatches on the East and West Branch of the Delaware Rivers. On warmer days in late March, Blue Wing Olives and Little Black Stoneflies will begin to hatch in abundance, bringing trout out of their winter holding pattern into their typical spring feeding pattern. Later in April, the famous Hendrickson hatch will take way on the East and West Branch of the Delaware Rivers causing even the biggest trout in the river to be fooled on a dry fly. Once the water begins to warm a little, the streamer fishing can be excellent. May is the month where you have a little bit of everything going on. From Hendricksons, to Caddis, to March Browns, to early Sulphurs there is always some kind of hatch taking place on the East and West Branch of the Delaware Rivers. This is truly the best time of year to book a guided fly fishing trip on the Delaware River with an experienced Delaware River fly fishing guide. Keep in mind this is also our "rainy" season and we will fish rain or shine. Fishing in the rain is just as productive, if not more productive than fishing in fair weather. Your Delaware River fly fishing guide will contact you ahead of time if the river or weather is deemed unsafe for fishing.
Summer Fly Fishing on the Delaware River
While fly fishing the Delaware River in the months of June, July, and August, expect hatches of Sulphurs, Isonychias, Blue Wing Olives, Ants, and Tricos. The fish in the Delaware River system have been educated and fished heavily at this point so presentation becomes even more important. If technical dry fly fishing is your thing, this is the time to come! The summer months on the West branch of the Delaware River are an excellent time to nymph and swing wet flies during the day before the afternoon hatch kicks on. Fly fishing with mice patterns and streamer fishing after dark on the East and West Branch of the Delaware Rivers has become a popular way to target large trout in the summer! A night time guided fly fishing trip on the Delaware River is a great way to target these large Brown Trout. Due to warm temperatures, the guided fly fishing trips will take place in the mornings and afternoons. Your experienced Delaware River fly fishing guide will pick the best time and place to increase your odds of getting into fish.
All tackle will be provided EXCEPT waders and we're willing to accommodate most any reasonable request.
Book with a trusted Delaware River Fly Fishing Guide
Delaware River guided fly fishing trips on the East and West Branch of the Delaware River fill up quickly! Reserve your date with a trusted Delaware River fly fishing guide for Spring by filling out the form below or call (518) 791-8048 to speak with your Delaware River fly fishing guide.