Western New York Brown Trout

Western New York Brown Trout

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New York Fall Brown Trout Overview

We are ironing out the details before the first of the year but this trip is something everybody is looking forward to based on a VERY successful “scouting trip” Expect four days of fishing with the possibility for some shotgun time for Ringneck Pheasants in between as an add on if you would like.  Last year’s excursion put on 1600 miles over 7 days chasing primarily Big Brown Trout, so expect to move for the fish. The wonderful thing about this trip is that there are many options to choose from. Although massive brown trout are the targeted species, it is very easy to change gears and target Steelhead or even some King Salmon if that’s what you would like to do. We fish 6-8wt single hand nymph rods for the Browns while some of the larger area rivers are perfect for swinging flies with 7-9wt Switch Rods.

Destination Quick Facts

Location: Western New York
Dates: November 10-14 & 17-21st
Capacity: 4 Anglers
Closest Major Air Hub: Rochester, NY
Target Species: Brown Trout, King Salmon, Steelhead, Upland Game Birds
Documents Required:NY State Fishing License

Book 5 Day Package


Trip Includes

2 Days Wade Fishing- Brown Trout
Upland Bird Hunt
2 Days Floating- Steelhead

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Lodging Details

Lodging for the Brown Trout fishing will be in or around the Rochester area, lodging for the Steelhead floats will be in the Pulaski area. All lodging is through s in the area and we will be trying to stay in private rentals when available. One option in the Pulaski area could be a hotel filled to the brim with other fisherman(fun)

All lodging options will be confirmed by September
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Minturn Anglers Prides itself in upfront Honesty & No Hidden Fees. There is no fine print on our website. We do not advertise a low price and then nickel and dime our clients for flies, leaders, tippet and equipment rentals at the end of the day. We include all the flies, leaders, tippet, waders, boots,  rods, reels and lunches on full day  guided fishing trips. If you see a lower advertised price, and additional charges in the fine print for flies, rentals etc. proceed with caution! On a typical full day float trip with two anglers, it would be common to use 24 flies. See the difference below for comparison….

Our Advertised Full Day Float Price: $495
Amount We Charge at the End of the Day: $495

Competitors Advertised Full Day Price: $475 (does not include flies, leaders, tippet & gear rental)
24 Flies: $60
2 Leaders: $9.90
Gear Rental: $40
Amount Competitor Charges at the end of the Day: $584.90

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Fishing the tributaries of lake Ontario and Erie can offer an angler the chance to hold a fish of a lifetime. Join us for 2 days of wade fishing the tribs between Rochester and Buffalo. Many of these streams are easily crossed and often offer easy casts to great numbers of fish moving upstream to spawning grounds. During our travel day to the Eastern end of the lake we will be stopping at a private game preserve for a half day of upland bird hunting and a farm house lunch. Days 4 and 5 will be spent on a drift boat on the Salmon River fishing for Steelhead. Where we fish will be determined by the guides based on the current fishery conditions, changing locations while there can be necessary .

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Travel Details

FIRST TRIP:Arrive Rochester Ny November 9th leave November 15th

SECOND TRIP: Arrive Rochester NY November 16th, leave Novmeber 22nd

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Other Info

No NYS Hunting Licence required as we will be hunting private land. Guns and dogs are provided


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Guided Trip Reservation & Cancellation Policy

Denver: 720-851-4665
Vail Valley: 970-827-9500
Email: flyfish@minturnanglers.com

Reservations/Booking & Payment Info

To book a trip, use the BOOK NOW button or call us and let us know when you would like to go & any other special trip information you might have. To hold a reservation, we require a credit card number to complete your reservation. The trip is charged 100% at the time of reservation.

Cancellation Policy

Payment in full is due upon trip confirmation. Trips are fully refundable up to 72 hours before your trip. If you cancel within 24-48 hours in advance of your trip you will receive a 50% refund. If you cancel within 24 hours of your trip, no refund will be given.

All trips are guided by Minturn Anglers, and rates reflect most current Minturn Anglers pricing). Minturn Anglers operates under special use permits from the White River National Forest, DOW, and the BLM. Colorado Outfitter #2597. Equal opportunity service provider.

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Why Minturn?

We hire full time professional fly fishing guides committed to fly fishing. We are not a seasonal mass tourism fly fishing operation like you will find in most resort towns. We know our rivers intimately and are not learning them as we go. We are constantly making adjustments to your flies and rig throughout the day because we know that an extra split shot is the difference between catching a fish or not catching a fish.

We Work Harder: The biggest difference is that we are the hardest working guides on the river. If we pass through a run that we know holds fish, we don’t just keep going. We back row it and adjust our weight and depths until we start hitting fish. Once we start hitting fish, we don’t coast. We fish the river hard from the put in to the take out and give you your moneys worth.



It’s time to nail down your 2024 fly fishing trip with Minturn Anglers.

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