The Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum: In the previous post, we visited Roscoe, NY -Trout Town USA. Well nearby, on old route 17 in Livingston Manor, is another spot you’ll want to check out. The Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum. It’s a “must-see” when in this neck of the woods.
Originally located in Roscoe, it opened its doors in 1981 as the Catskill Fly Fishing Museum. A year later it moved to a piece of property in Livingston Manor where it changed its name and has grown in size and scope ever since.
The exhibits run the gamut from great old photographs, to art work, fly fishing gear, and fabulous fly collections. Its easy to spend some serious time here. Plenty of well thought out displays, and a mammoth amount of information on the history of fly fishing in the Catskills and beyond.
Along with its annual dinner, CFFCM hosts special events every year. Among them are Opening Day Celebrations at the Junction Pool on the Beaverkill; Rod Maker Gatherings including the Cane Rod Makers School; the Summer Fest which includes an Anglers Market, The Hardy Cup, and the TU Beamoc Pig Roast; the Fly Fishing Hall of Fame inductees ceremony; and the Catskill Legends Ceremony and Dinner. Did I miss any?
I’ve given you plenty of good reasons to pay a visit to this fine place. So next time you’re up this way, whether fishing the Beaverkill, Willowemoc, Neversink or the Delaware, be sure to take a ride over. You’ll find them about 5 miles south of Roscoe at 1031 old route 17. And if you have any trouble locating the CFFCM or just want more information, reach for your cell phone and call 845-439-4810! Or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org