Schools and Lessons at West Branch Angler
The Upper Delaware River System is probably one of the most ideal places for new and experienced fly anglers of any level to learn and challenge themselves. Resting along the banks of one of the most famous and premier fly fishing destinations in the Eastern United States and quite possibly the world, West Branch Angler & Resort is an idyllic setting for a collection of school programs designed to take virtually any angler to the next level. These courses have been designed by the guides and will be run by the guides that work this river on a daily basis. This makes our staff uniquely qualified to help you through your progression in this sport, because there is no other place that demands the same level of angling ability as the Delaware.
Truth be told, the fundamentals of fly-fishing can be learned through a variety of resources, but at the West Branch Angler Resort one thing is inherently different; we will put everything you learn to practical use. All of our lessons and schools will come to a conclusion on the banks of the Delaware River, allowing you to test your newly acquired knowledge and skills. The tips you will learn on the water, with your Orvis Endorsed guide & instructor will help built the essentials to becoming a better anger.
The Fundamentals of Fly Fishing:
What We Will Cover:
Why We Fish, Basic Equipment Overview, How to Choose The Proper Rod, Reel & Line, Fly Selections (How the Match the Hatch), Knot Tying: The Basics, Casting Demonstration and Hands on Lessons, Basic Entomology
Price: $425 / One or Two anglers
Skill Development for Both Advanced and Beginner Anglers:
What We Will Cover:
Advanced Casting (Double Haul,Over Hand, Roll Casting), LineManagement(Mending, Hand Positions), Fishing Strategies (Dry Fly, Wet Fly, Streamers), Proper Leader Rigging, Advanced Entomology, Fly Presentation and Accuracy
Price: $425 / One or two Anglers
All-Inclusive Orvis Hosted Fly Fishing Schools:
*Trip includes lodging, meals, and guided fishing. This trip is booked exclusively through Orvis, please see link below.
Learn how to become a complete trout angler at the Orvis Complete Trout School at West Branch Angler, located in Hancock, NY, the heart of the Catskills. The Upper Delaware River System is a fly angler's paradise—steeped in the history of the earliest fly fishing in America, the Catskills are where it all began. The area offers many beautiful rivers to choose from, all offering excellent fish habitat and featuring varied species to hone your angling skills. Whether you fish the West Branch, the East Branch, or the Main Delaware, prepare to fall in love with the area and the fishery.
West Branch Angler Resort's upscale log cabin accommodations are nestled in a sprawling 300-acre park-like setting along a 2-mile private section of the West Branch of the Delaware River. Known as the Gateway to the Catskills, the surrounding mountain scenery and grounds are marvelous. Whether you're fly fishing on the East's most productive wild trout fishery, shooting a round of sporting clays or taking a riverside hike on one of our groomed trails, it's no wonder that the West Branch Angler is known as the premier outdoor destination in the East. Conveniently located only a few hours from the major metros of the Northeast.
In this comprehensive school, you will have the opportunity to fish from drift boats or get out and wade for different species of trout including brown and rainbow. Learn how to catch trout in many different scenarios. You will learn how to fish with dry flies, nymphs, and streamers, how to read the water, and how to select the right fly. The skills and memories you gain here will certainly last a lifetime.