I'm going to be visiting NY in a few weeks, staying in Manhattan in the East Village area. It's my first time in NY, well apart from passing through Newark Airport several times over the years!
Anyway I will be doing the tourist thing with SWMBO, but I'm allowed, if it fits in with our (her) itinerary, to do a bit of sniffing about some fishing tackle shops etc. If nothing else I will probably visit the Orvis shops but I was looking for something a bit more interesting!!! Anyone recommend any place worth a visit? I'm mainly interested in fly fishing...
I have never been in one in Manhattan but we have Long Island people who will no doubt help you out. If you want "different" you need to fit a rental car, map, and a drive upstate to Rosco NY. in the Catskills into her itinerary. Very beautiful this time of year and there are some very old and interesting shops there. The Catskill Fly Fishing Museum is just outside of town too. Now that's different.
If you’re coming from the East Village the nearest subway stops would be 23 Street Stop on the N or R line or 28 Street on the #6 for the Urban Angler
You can book local fly fishing guides through Urban Angler if there's a chance you might be able to sneak away--- the salt water scene should still be red hot for striped bass, bluefish, and false albacore if you're coming in a few weeks. Look for guides like Joe Shastay who guide in New York harbor, or guys that guide in Jamaica Bay, which is fairly close to NYC. Other guides listed that operate out of Montauk etc on the eastern end of LI (120 miles away) so that would be more of a weekend thing if you have the time.
thanks very much for taking the time to reply guys, and thanks for the welcome...
Unfortunately time is very tight so getting away from Manhattan is not going to happen. I wish you hadn't told me about The Catskill Fly Fishing Museum that will be at the back of my mind the whole trip now lol, but I will definitely pay Urban Angler a visit, thanks for that...
Those trips around NY sounds great fun, if only I wasn't saving for New Zealand and working out how I'm going to get permission to do that!!!
(BTW, you wouldn't necessarily have to leave manhattan-- some of the guys fish in the NYC harbor in the east river, and/or right around the Statue of Liberty and could probably pick you up in Manhattan)
Found this old thread referencing the Urban Angler Shop in NYC. I've got to go to the city this afternoon, through Sunday afternoon (for work), but I will have some downtime.
East Village wasn't in my list of neighborhoods to be in this week, but is a trip to Urban Angler - New York worth going out of my way to do? I still have a short list of tying materials that my local shop wasn't able to completely fill, last night....
Thanks for the info on the shop. I'll be sure to get there later in the month. Visited the mid-town Orvis shop a couple of weeks ago when I was here. Nothing spectacular, as I live about an hour away from Orvis - Manchester, and I was there twice in November.
At work now, and they are closed on Sunday's, so tomorrow is out.... That's OK though, as I'll be back down here for 3 or 4 days of work later in January.
Actually wound-up in East Village (because the wife wanted to shop on Orchard St. for a new leather jacket!), but I never made it a little north to the 25th Street area. Sorry about the poor location reference... Unfortunately, I don't know the City as well as I'd like to, and I tend to think of everything north of Canal, south of 34th, and east of Braodway as "East Village".