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Nope. Our hours/fees are fishing hours. You pay for fly fishing guiding services not driving.
The clock starts at the meeting point which is usually at the river or close to it. "And there are two things we're never late for in Montana..."
Our wade fees/trips are for 1-2 people to maximize instruction and streamside coaching. We're happy to consider a party of 3 people (ex. parent and 2 kids). Upper Delaware drift boat trips are for 2 people.
You should budget 45-60 minutes to most meeting points in NJ. We're often fishing near Califon, Hackettstown, Peaquest, Blairstown, and Buttzville. Yes, Buttzville. Figure 2 hours to the Delaware River Club in Starlight, PA.
Full days just give you more options should we need to move to another spot or river to find "happy" fish. Also, the first hour is often a workshop for those new to fly fishing. A full day gives you more time to use what you learned.
We love "A River Runs Through It" too, but dry fly fishing is spotty in NJ. Dry fly fishing happens mostly at dawn or dusk. You should expect that we'll be nymphing most of the time. If you really want dry fly action, let's talk about an Upper Delaware trip.
Most of the time we're fishing for wild and stocked brown and rainbow trout. In the warmer months, we may do some topwater fishing for bass and bluegill on nearby lakes and ponds.
Sorry, but no. We specialize in fly fishing and helping people learn this wonderful sport. We have gear you can use to explore your interest before your invest in your own stuff. We use Orvis, Sage, and TFO rods and reels.
Lunch and an extra set of dry clothes just in case you take an unwanted bath. Polarized sunglasses are a must. Otherwise, we'll have everything you need. Lunch is included on Upper Delaware drift boat float trips.
On wade trips, we'll likely move up and down a river to find the right water and pockets that will give us the best chance of success. Plan on at least 2 miles of walking on a full-day wade trip.
The Delaware River Club rests on the banks of the West Branch of the Delaware River. The “Club” requires no membership, is fully open to the public, and provides lodging, guide services and fly fishing schools. Its prime location allows visiting anglers to apply their skills on the entire Upper Delaware System. http://thedelawareriverclub.com/
Along with the most diverse and abundant selection of fly fishing and tying supplies, Tight Lines in Parsippany, NJ offers a full range of services including, fly casting instruction in both single hand and spey, fly tying classes, local guided trips, destination trips, lodging, schools, outfitting and guiding.
Les Shannon established Shannon's Fly & Tackle in 1973 in Califon, NJ. They carry on the legacy by offering our clients the highest quality tackle and fly tying materials. New anglers young and old are supported with services that include a guided fly fishing service, an annual fly fishing school, expert advice.
If you start fly fishing, you'll want to start tying your own flies. One of the best instructors is Tim Flagler from Tight Lines Video. Before too long you'll have his voice in your head when you sit down to tie a bugger, dry, or nymph. Check out his excellent tying videos at https://www.tightlinevideo.com/.
Captain Joe Mattioli has been fishing the New York Bight for over 40 years. Extensive knowledge of NYC & NJ offshore waters. Captain Joe specializies in Fly and Light Tackle Fishing. Give salt on the fly a try with Captain Joe Mattioli out of Staten Island, NY. You'll love fishing with Capt. Joe, we do!
Whether you're a novice or a seasoned angler, Captain Zach Flake will ensure the trip is designed around you. Fly fishing and light tackle are what they do best. The tidal waters surrounding NYC offer some of the best and overlooked fishing in the tristate area. We've fished with Capt. Zach, you'll have fun! https://flywaychartersnj.com/
Martha's Vineyard Outfitters is a fly fishing and light tackle guide service located on the beautiful island of Martha's Vineyard, MA. Capt. Brice Contessa is one of the best if you're visiting the island or Cape Cod area. Easy-going, educational, and knowledgeable!
If the South Holston and Watauga Rivers are not on your fly-fishing bucket list, they should be! Book a trip with South Holston River Company for some southern charm and big browns! They have a great team including our favorite guide Brady Carter. They offer lodging and there's great BBQ in the area!
The New Fly Fisher is a documentary television series that helps educate anglers both novice and expert. You’ll learn about the amazing habits of different fish species and you’ll share in our tricks and tips for overcoming the frequent challenges you’ll face on the water.