The Beaverkill is perhaps the most famous fly fishing stream in America, largely because of its history, and it can still be a good one if you don't let its history spoil your expectations.
Almost every pool has a name and a story or three in the great works of fly fishing literature.
Landscape & scenery photos from the Beaverkill River
I won't say where this picture was taken. I wouldn't want to give away anyone's secret little stream.
Here's my first trout of 2005, a 17-inch brown, photographed underwater after release.
Distant anglers dunk worms outside a small Catskill town at the meeting of two great trout streams.
I'm breaking my rule about naming locations for this picture, since the context adds much to its meaning. This great blue heron is standing on a slab of river-worn concrete silhouetted against the NY Quickway bridge over the Beaverkill River at Cairn's Pool. Several human fishermen pursue trout from one shore while an avian fisherman pursues them from the other.
This popular Catskill stream was a bit crowded on one of the prime days of the Hendrickson hatch.
A swift tributary of a Catskill trout stream slides down its own high delta of boulders and cobble.
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