Meet a Catskill brook and its native trout. We’ll begin our adventure with a walk to the ever-changing Russell Brook waterfall, then head a mile downriver imagining the day when a narrow-gauge railway ran up from the Beaverkill River at Cook’s Falls. The path is relatively level with some overgrowth along the way.
On the return trip we’ll have demonstrations of both traditional fly fishing techniques and the use of a Tenkara rod. Tenkara is an old
Japanese form of fishing on mountain streams. Anyone curious about the area and the discovery of the magic of small streams with wild trout will enjoy this outing.
Leader(s): Joe Fox of Dette Trout Flies and Lisa Lyons of
Questions about this event can be directed to:
Joe at firstname.lastname@example.org or (607) 498 4991
or Lisa at email@example.com or (845) 439 5507
Event Duration: 2 miles, 2 hours
Level of Difficulty: Easy-Moderate
Bring: Sturdy footwear, layered clothing for changing weather
Registration required by 10/03/2016. Use registration form below to register.
Group size is limited so register early.
Dogs allowed: No
From Livingston Manor take NY RT 17 West to Roscoe, Exit 94. Turn left onto Old Rt. 17 and continue past stoplight where it becomes Rt 206 north. Proceed on Rt. 206 for 2 miles. Cross bridge over Beaverkill River and take IMMEDIATE left onto Morton Hill Road. Follow for exactly 3 miles. Turn left onto Russell Brook Rd. (there is a white “Seasonal Highway” sign but no street sign) and follow 1/2 mile downhill on dirt road to Russell Brook trailhead.
From Downsville NY Take 206 toward Roscoe for 8.9 miles, turn right onto Morton Hill Rd for 3.o miles. Turn left onto Russell Brook Road (there is a white “Seasonal Highway” sign but no street sign), trailhead 1/2 mile downhill