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

"This past March I had an opportunity to schedule a last minute trip with Joe Vivenzio of River Run Troutfitters. The morning we hit the river the air temperature was cold to say the least. I asked Joe if we had any chance of catching a Steelhead on such a cold day. He turned to me, smiled and said, "even a bad day on the water is better than a good day at work". Thinking of what he said to me, I prepared myself for what I thought would be a long cold day. As it turned out, I went three for nineteen Steelies. I fought ten Steelhead before I landed a fish. I expected Joe to lose his patience, but he never did. Each time I lost a fish he would tell me about how back in the 70's when he first started fishing the river, he went zero for many more than that, and laughed!

At the end of what turned out to be a perfect day, I landed my best fish ever. A 15 lb. male Steelhead. At Joe's request, I kissed the Steelhead on the head and thanked him for the great fight he gave me, and then released him back into his domain.

Joe, I don't know how to ever tell you how much I appreciated the time you showed me on the Salmon River. Each day in the office is a little better when I think about that day."

Todd Thronburg
Altamont, NY

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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: 04/06/2014
Water Temp: 34ºF     Flow: 1200 cfs

Still a month behind
The Salmon River is still a good month behind, with all the cold weather late into March. Stream temperature, a bone chilling 34 degrees. The Steelhead for the most part are eager to spawn.Not a lot of spawned out fish yet, in the way of drop backs.Look for some great fishing action when the River approaches the 42 degree water temperatures. God and mother nature willing, the water level does not go through roof. Easier said than done. Hope to see you all on the water.
Tight Lines, Joe & Sinbad

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    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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