I had a sister who played volleyball at St Johns in Queens, NY. I wasn't a native. Our GM and our Owner both grew up in PA. They were not natives. So how is it we have all spent a bizillion hours with fly rods in our hands in the Empire State....its because the fishing is that good! The state has Montauk, Long Island Sound and all the southern beaches of Long Island which, together, might make for the best striped bass, bluefish and false albacore fishing in the nation. The Catskills—with the Beaverkill, the Willowemoc, the Neversink and the branches of the Delaware—offer the nation’s best trout fishing east of the Rockies. And the Adirondacks have earned their spot in flyfishing lore. Then you have the Great Lakes rivers—the Salmon River the most well-known among them—that have runs of salmon and steelhead. These species are not native, of course. But they are there. The state has incredible variety, maybe some the best in the nation. Click the links on the left to see some of our favorites.