Guided Fly Fishing the Salmon River, Pulaski, New York

Trust our expert, seasoned guides for an unforgettable fly fishing experience. Float in our Hyde Driftboat or wade for acrobatic steelhead, salmon, trout and trophy lake-run browns. Or try your hand at stripers and shad.

Our home waters include the world-class Salmon River in Pulaski, NY, and the tributaries No Fish, No Pay Guarantee of Great Lakes Erie and Ontario, the Hudson River near Albany, and the famed Delaware River system.

Joe Vivenzio and his guide staff will teach you the basic skills of fly fishing; casting instruction, line control, fish fighting and landing techniques. Also provided, useful information on reading the water, knowing where the fish lie, and what types of flies work best under varying conditions. Beginners thru experts welcome.

Read our Stream Reports for the lastest information on where we are fishing. Our Testimonials speak for themselves. Our clients enjoy a full day on the river.


People asked, and we listened. To make it easier for our clients to book their salmon, steelhead or trout trips, River Run Troutfitters has set up a account. Paypal accepts VISA, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express. Plus, if you already have a paypal account, you can send money right from your bank account.

After booking your trip, you can go to paypal, click the "Send Money" link, enter in the "To" field and complete the rest of the form. We still ask that final payment be made in cash or check, but paying via, can make it easier to reserve that trip of a lifetime. Of course, we still accept trip deposits via personal check.

Featured Testimonial: Our Clients Write In

I just finished my second trip with Joe and Sinbad. The first trip was in October with my son Daniel (8 years old) and water levels were atrocious (under 200 cfs). Both Danny and I had never fly fished before and Joe had great patience with the both of us. Unfortunately, neither one of us landed any fish. True to his no fish no pay guarantee I received a call from Joe several months later wanting to know when I was ready to go back on the water FOR FREE. I scheduled for April and with water levels at a much better level (over 700 cfs) I landed a steelhead after hooking 10 others including a 20 minute battle that ended in a snapped tippet. What impressed me was Joe's patience with me while I learned how to land a fish "You muscled him so hard that fish should have had scuba gear on". I won't get into Joe's sense of humor here but I will say there is never a dull moment on the water with him. After seeing first hand how other guides treat their clients, I highly recommend Joe based on his knowledge, patience, and professionalism. A terrific day of fishing, with a terrific guide. Thanks Joe.

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A Shout Out from the Fly Fishing Consultant: Rob Snowhite

Check out Rob's blog, describing his relationship with River Run Troutfitters. A fun read with excellent photography.

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Salmon River Brown

We offer an exclusive "No Fish, No Pay" guarantee. We are so confident we can get you into a fish, that if we don't, we'll reschedule your trip, free of charge. As always, we promote Catch-and-Release fishing. Contact us to schedule your trip.

Latest Stream Report

Salmon River: 11/16/2015
Water Temp: 48ºF     Flow: 750 cfs

Tough Fishing
Tough weekend,worked hard for these,also the people who slashed that guides tires,will be caught.He maybe a born again Christian I am not. I also have had notes left on my windshield,telling me to stop guiding. My tires next.
Want to play I am your ( Huckleberry ) Hope to see you all on the water!
Tight Lines, Joe & Sinbad

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Our clients enjoy their outing with River Run Troutfitters so much, they take the extra time to write and thank us for the trip. Read our Client Testimonials.

Hyde Pro Staff Member

Joe Vivenzio is THE only New York fishing guide listed on the exclusive Hyde Boat Pro Staff site.

In Memory Of Sinbad ♥

This was Joe's on-stream advisor. He passed away 9/23/2010. We have a new page dedictated just for him.
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