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


Just wanted to thank you for another memory filled fishing adventure.
The float trip was awesome and very eye opening. Floating down the river is like being in a live scenic painting. Can't wait to do it again. I am very sorry we could not stay longer that day. If, possible we would have stayed on the river until sunset. The time spent that day with you, cousin Joe and Sinbad was priceless.

The first stretch of the river lined with vultures (fishermen snagging) was very sobering. I understand how you feel now this time of year having to see that day after day.. You should be proud and comforted in the fact that you converted us and many others that have fished with you throughout the years and will continue to do so.

I hope to find time between now and our next trip we up there to start tying some flies. So be ready for some emails and/or phone calls as to what materials I should use. I enjoyed be back at camp tying, talking and listening just as much as fishing. I do appreciated allowing us to be apart of all of that.

I also appreciate you saying of tight lines now more. I enjoy a tight line just as much as landing the fish. Don't get me wrong it's nice to know I have won the battle when you beach or net one. However, it just a much fun when you experience the fight and see them do their aerial show. When the line go slack and the fish is free it just pumps me up to cast again until the feel of the next tight line.

Wish you good health and be safe.

Mark Haines

Thanks my brother,I love you all more than my life.P.S. ( Uncle Paul visited you ,me & Joey on that float
Tight Lines,Joe&Sinbad

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A Shout Out from the Fly Fishing Consultant: Rob Snowhite

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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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