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

Hi Joe
Wanted to thank you again for the great time the boys and I had over this past weekend. We had an awesome time fishing for salmon and brown trout. We still can't get over the size of these fish and they fight they put up!!! I wanted to let others know that you don't have to read my testimonial to know that Joe is a terrific guide, just read all the other ones.

Joe is definitely the person you want to see if you have any questions about fly fishing or the salmon river. He' s the one you want teaching you. His knowledge about the fish, their environment, and the atmospheric and barometric pressure is extensive.

On a more personal note, Joe is a calm, patient man. I wanted only to be a spectator but he got me involved and I thoroughly enjoyed myself. I am sure I was a complete disaster out there on the river but he never ridiculed me and instead encouraged me to continue to fish. Even though Joe started out the weekend as our guide, by the end, he was definitely our friend. Connor can be difficult at times but Joe was able to handle him and they soon became fast friends. Tyler also got along well with Joe.

His love for animals and their surroundings is apparent. Not only does he only do catch and release, he treats these fish with respect and does everything he can not to injure them. Joe always has his faithful dog, Sinbad, with him. He kept us all amused with his fetching and retrieving skills and he was a great companion to have along.

After a day of fishing, he invited us back to his camp and taught the boys how to tie flies. I don't know many guides that would go that extra mile after a long, hard day of fishing.

With Joe and Sinbad as your guides, you can't go wrong.

Happy fishing, Joe and Sinbad.
Take care. Danielle, Tyler, and Connor Bradshaw

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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: 11/17/2014
Water Temp: 40ºF     Flow: 350 cfs

( Lots of Chrome )
It has been quite a while,since I have seen such an amazing run of Steelhead in the Salmon River. Our clients have ranged from beginners,to descent fly fishermen,to guys that wanted to be introduced to switch and two handed fly rods. Each group has had great success nymph fishing,swinging tubes,intruders,marabou Spey,the list goes on.Feel a little bit blessed to be part of all this.Looking forward to the rest of the winter, like a little boy anticipating Christmas to see how the rest of the Steelhead season all plays out!
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.

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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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