Photo Courtesy of Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum
The Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum is the world’s largest center dedicated to the fly fishing community. The center operates the museum, an education center, and an environmental research center. They collect, care for, interpret, and display angling equipment, art, and artifacts in a way that explains the traditions and techniques of the fly fishing sport.
The center is home to the Wulff Arts and Cultural Gallery, The Catskill Bamboo Rod makers Workshop and Heritage Crafts Center featuring the arts and crafts of the angler, the Fly Fishing Hall of Fame, the Catskill Legends, the Hardy Cup International Bamboo Rod Casting Competition, the Poul Jorgensen Golden Hook Award, and over 100 event and activity days throughout the year.
The museum gift shop offers many unique gift items including T-shirts, sweat shirts, hats, logo items and more.
Hours of Operation
Spring through Fall – open daily 10:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
Winter – open Wednesday through Saturday 10:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
“Most interesting museum with a very documented local history of fly fishing, taking into account that the Catskills are the very place in the U.S. where fly fishing was originally developed.”
Take Amtrak to Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum
Visit Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum via Amtrak to Poughkeepsie Station—Don’t forget to use the See New York and Save 15% discount!
Get picked up from Poughkeepsie Station and taken to your reserved NYTRAIN Enterprise Rent-a-Car. Click here to reserve your car or call the Poughkeepsie office today at: (845) 485-2222.