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

When we first met with Joe he told us, “Relax boys, you’re with family now” and over the course of the weekend that turned out to be completely true. Joe is one of those people who after a few minutes of talking to him, it feels like you’ve been friends for years. His sense of humor kept us laughing all weekend. Another nice touch was that we had the honor of accompanying Hunter, Joe’s 15 week old chesapeake bay retriever puppy, on his first trip to the river.

After a first day with no fish, Joe was true to his no fish guarantee and wouldn’t hear a word otherwise despite an awesome first day and reports that almost no one else was catching anything. On our second day, Joe pulled out all the stops and managed to put us on some phenomenal fish.

Aside from his warm personality, Joe has a tremendous amount of knowledge about fly fishing. He was able to find the few stretches of water in Pulaski where you don’t have to fish shoulder to shoulder with other fishermen, and still managed to hook us up with some of the biggest steelhead and trout either of us had seen on a day when it seemed like no one else was catching fish. After fishing with him, we were fortunate enough to drink a few beers with Joe and he showed us how to tie some flies which was amazing.

As two people who plan on returning to Pulaski in the future, it was great that Joe took us around Pulaski and showed us the best places to eat, buy flies, and find lodging. He was a great source of insider information, and it seems like everyone in Pulaski knows and loves Joe.

In the short time we got to spend with Joe, we had a really amazing experience. All weekend, he went out of his way to make sure that we had a great time. It’s absolutely clear that guiding isn’t just a job for Joe, it’s something that he’s truly passionate about. We both hope to fish with Joe and Hunter again as soon as possible.

-Nick and Alex Boucher

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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: 11/27/2016
Water Temp: 38ºF     Flow: 335 cfs

( More of the same )
Nothing new,barometric pressure has not changed. Covering a lot of water,looking for an active feeder.Life is good.
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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