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New on Our To-Experience List: Fly Fishing!

Fly fishing, an adventure activity both solitary and social, is calling us. Here are top recs for where to go.

Inspired by our cover story with Libby DeLana, we are putting rookie fly fishing on our to-experience list. We are called by the wide open waters, and the fact that fly fishing can be intensely solitary and wonderfully social at the same time. Plus, doesn’t it look like she’s having a good time?

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Recommendations From our Adventurists

To make sure we start off right, we asked for recommendations from out intrepid network. Their top two picks:

Frigate Travel with Kate and Justin Crump

Frigate Adventure Travel, owned and operated by professional fishing guides, Kate Taylor and Justin Crump, offers fully guided fishing, wildlife viewing, and accommodations on the Oregon Coast and Bristol Bay, Alaska as well as hosted travel logistics to locations worldwide. They specialize in extraordinary hospitality and an intuitive ability to create fulfilling experiences. Kate and Justin pride themselves on being organized, thoughtful, and professional.

Esopus Creel in the Catskills, New York

Esopus Creel is a fly-fishing company located on the banks of Esopus Creek in the high peaks region of the eastern Catskill Mountains. Their New York State licensed guide service offers fly-fishing education and wade trips on the Esopus and neighboring Catskills streams. Opened in 2019, the Esopus Creel fly shop offers gear, flies, and fly-fishing ephemera for anglers at all skill levels. We can’t wait to join them in the middle of the river!

The magic of Esopus Creel in the Hudson Valley ©Todd Spire

Fly fishing with Esopus Creel ©PeterCrosby



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Patricia Garcia-Gomez
Patricia Garcia-Gomez
Patricia Garcia-Gomez is a writer and artist working with visual media and sound. She is the editor of Travel by Ageist and a contributor to the Discovery Channel, Travel Channel and The Private Journal (Europe). Her work is also part of the permanent archives of the Tate Modern, the Museum of Arts & Design in New York, the Buhl Collection, and The Harwood Museum in New Mexico.

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