Whitetail Country Sports - Fly Fishing Guide, NY

Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Guide in Olean, New York

Whitetail Country Sports - Fly Fishing Guide, NY


Whitetail Country Sports World

Whitetail Country Sports World is a full service outdoor shop and outfitter that carries a wide variety of fishing and hunting supplies along with offering guided fly fishing services in the Southern Tier of NY and NW Pennsylvania.

Date Range

Trips available year round.

What is Provided to Customer

Everything can be provided if needed with the exception of waders.

Region/Terrain Where You Fish

We target the rivers and streams that flow through the rolling hills of the Allegheny Mountains and Allegheny National Forest along with the famed tributaries of Lake Erie in what is known as “Steelhead Alley”.

Typical Weather by Season

Spring months average 50s-60s with cool nights, sometimes close to freezing. Summer can reach well into the 80s and humid at times. Fall can sometimes still be warm but usually averages 40s-50s with colder nights below freezing sometimes. Winter can be very cold but will stay in the 20s to 30s most of the times, although we have many days in the single digits or below zero. We also receive good amounts of snow since we are on the edge of the lake effect snow belt.


Sample of Typical Itinerary

Trips normally consist of meeting your guide around 7am, spending 6-8 hours drifting or wading depending on time of year and flow, with a nice sit down lunch stream side to give you a break and to take in the scenery somewhere in the middle.


Species You Fish for by Season

Spring/summer: Trout. Summer: Carp, smallmouth, musky, pike. Fall/winter: Trout, steelhead


What Should Customers Bring?

Other than a pair of waders, seasonable clothing for the ever changing conditions here. You can always shed layers but you can not put on what you did not bring.


Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Best time of year for Trout?
A. Mid March - June

Q. When do steelhead start?
A. Usually the first good rain that we receive in October.

Q. What is the fishing like?
A. We have some pretty exceptional trout and steelhead fishing in our area. The trips that we offer are not ones that will usually result in huge numbers of fish being caught, although it is possible, but rather giving you the opportunity to catch a few quality fish and possibly that “fish of a lifetime”.


    Whitetail Country Sports World
    Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Guide
    Brian Minich
    1102 W. State Street
    Olean, NY 14760

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