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Fly Fishing 101 & 201
Fly Fishing 101
Fly Fishing 201
A free Trout Unlimited Membership—a $35 value—is included for all FF101 and FF201 graduates. Upon completion of the course, you will receive special in-store offers, valid for the purchase of Orvis products.
Please see store associates or call 716-276-7200 for details.
Local Fly-Fishing Information
Fly-Fishing Opportunities in Western New York
Western New York is often regarded as the snow capital of the Northeast, known only for its abundant snow fall and cold winters. What are often overlooked are the great fishing opportunities that this region holds. Situated between Lake Erie and Lake Ontario, the greater Buffalo area sees one of the countries most prolific runs of Steelhead, Brown Trout, King Salmon, as well as Silver Salmon each year. Not only does this area possess excellent tributary fishing, but the trout fishing is just as rich. Fishing small streams with 3 and 4wt rods is the norm. An occasional 18inch fish can be caught on our waters. As a special bonus, the warm water fishery is world class! Smallmouth Bass can be caught here up to 5 pounds and sometimes larger! With fishing action all year long, Western New York truly is a fly-fishers paradise. In the following text we will discuss some of the more important bodies of water, their location, and general access to fish them. These streams are all accessible by the wading angler.
Western New York Tributaries to Lake Erie and Lake Ontario
Cattaraugus Creek (Lower Section) (Tributary to Lake Erie)
Eighteen Mile Creek (Tributary to Lake Erie)
Eighteen Mile Creek (Tributary to Lake Ontario)
Oak Orchard Creek (Tributary to Lake Ontario)
The Lower Niagara River (Tributary to Lake Ontario)
Inland Streams of Western New York
Oatka Creek (Lower Section)
Cattaraugus Creek (Upper Section)
Genesee River (State Line to Mount Morris Dam)
East Koy Creek
References for Western New York Fishing
Orvis Store in Buffalo
Fishing Manager: Adam Schroeder
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