Winter Fly Fishing In Western NY

“Are you guys still fishing this time of year?”  It’s mid-January. Temperatures hover just above zero. There’s a foot of snow in the forecast. But the answer is always the same. “Heck yeah!” Mountain communities out west are popularizing the “carve and cast” lifestyle where you can ski in the morning and fish in the afternoon.…

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Staff Picks for Holiday

Every year, we have staff picks for the hottest holiday gift items. Here are staff favorites for 2018! Ukeg by Growlerwerks Available in 64oz. (holds 4 pints) or 128oz. (holds 8 pints), the Ukeg was one of the hottest wedding gifts of the summer. Fill the growler with your favorite craft beer from your favorite…

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Choosing the Right Tippet

Tippet material and what makes sense for fall steelhead. There are many options in today’s fly-fishing market for tippet material with many companies and many products to choose from.  If you are entering the fly fishing world from regular fishing world, you will be further confused by “X” ratings instead of “pound” ratings.  What does…

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“Fall” in Love with Ellicottville

Most people in western New York are familiar with Ellicottville’s Fall Festival, which is Friday, October 5 through Sunday, October 7 in 2018. Fall Festival attracts crowds in excess of 30,000 people annually. But most of those festival-goers are unaware of the fact that Ellicottville is the perfect vacation destination all season long! Ellicottville has…

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Summer Fun in Ellicottville!

If you haven’t made it to the Spruce Lake paddle and learning center this summer, you’ve been missing out! Thanks to a wonderful partnership with Holiday Valley resort, kayak and sup rentals are now being offered from a beautiful new log cabin at the head of the lake. Rentals are available Fridays from 12-5, Saturdays…

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3rd Annual Paddle Sports Festival

We are excited to announce the third annual paddle sports festival! Saturday and Sunday of Father’s Day Weekend (June 16 & 17), we will be gathering at Spruce Lake at the top of Holiday Valley. A $10 admission fee provides a wristband with access to kayaks, stand up paddle boards (SUPs) and kids races. Best…

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Destination Chrome – Cattaraugus Creek

Steelhead Fishing in Ellicottville, New York Flowing through Western New York approximately 20 minutes from Ellicottville, Cattaraugus Creek (known as the Catt to local anglers), is a real fly anglers destination.  It’s headwaters and the tributaries feeding it provide a great opportunity for catching wild rainbow and brown trout.  Meandering its way through Arcade, NY,…

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Orvis Podcast on Fly Fishing from a SUP

Adventure Bound fly fishing guide, Damon Newpher, had the opportunity to participate as a celebrity guest during Tom Rosenbauer’s Orvis Podcast about fly fishing from stand up paddle boards (SUPs). During the podcast, Damon had the chance to wow Rosenbauer’s guests with his knowledge of the up and coming sport of SUP fishing. Adventure Bound…

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