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Old 09-14-2013, 04:18 PM
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Default Where can I possibly fly fish in NYC?

So I live right outside of Boston and my fiancé wants to move to NYC (she lived there for a while before coming here). The only problem I have with it (Yankees suck, cough) is that it appears to be completely devoid of any good fly fishing water.

It looks like the lakes in Central Park may be decent, but I'm not sure how crowded they get and what the fish situation is in there. I may not have my car if we move there so getting outside the city will be difficult.

Does anybody know what the fly fishing situation is like if you live in the city or just outside of it?
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Largemouth bass are available in Central Park. You might have to roll cast to avoid hooking a passing jogger, but I've heard there's decent fishing there.
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Check out the current issue of Drake magazine.......page 100.......
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Default Re: Where can I possibly fly fish in NYC?

I do know that back in the 90's there was a guy doing guide trips in Central park for LMB.

He also did trips into the subway fishing for rats - saw some film/vid of that.... was pretty scarey looking. Could never get time off to go when he had an opening.
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Default Re: Where can I possibly fly fish in NYC?

Prospect Park in Brooklyn, definitely. There also seems to be a small but growing contingent of people chasing saltwater species in the estuaries with kayaks, paddleboards, etc.
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Sorry......my bad....... It's a really good article on that very specific area..........
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Largemouth bass are available in Central Park. You might have to roll cast to avoid hooking a passing jogger, but I've heard there's decent fishing there.
This is true, a bit on TV just this morning on fishing in Cent-Park. Just a thought, but everyone was using a spinning rod/reel. I can assume the 'why.'
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Default Re: Where can I possibly fly fish in NYC?

I've heard the striper fishing in the rivers is surprisingly good. Now whether you can fly fish from shore or will need to buy a kayack or a spinning rod I don't know. There is a guy who has pretty good show on the cooking channel called "Hook, Line and Dinner". The premise is he goes fishing somewhere then cooks dinner with the locals at a local eatery. He got his start as a food blogger and amateur chef who fished a lot in the city though. I'd look up his show, follow links to the blog and read. There are also a lot of high end fishing shops in the city. Call around.
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