Kenco, the Work and Play Outfitter is a locally owned and operated family business. Kenco’s doors first opened in 1982 on Rock City Road in Woodstock, NY, and was committed to the proposition that hard workers needed clothing and gear to match their ambition. Since then we have moved to Hurley Mountain Road, on Route 28 near Kingston, but we have applied the same principle and grown to include clothing and footwear for working, outdoor adventure, and casual Catskill living. Kenco is the place to go to for knowledge and gear in the sports of kayaking and boating, camping and hiking, archery, snowboarding, and fly fishing. All of our products are chosen by our excellent staff who, unlike in most big box stores, actually spend time in the outdoors. Always friendly, and decidedly non-corporate, Kenco will always make you welcome.
Fishing season will soon be upon us once again, and here at Kenco the new product is arriving every day to supply seasoned and novice anglers alike for opening day. On a personal level it’s the beginning of my year. A time I lookforward to for its symbolism as much as I do for the fishing itself. Spring lifts the hills out of their grey slumber, creatures of all shapes and sizes reemerge and familiar faces gone since last fall show up at the shop again for tackle and friendly advice. That’s Kenco’s humble part to play in this yearly happening. Though it is a small role to play, I am blessed to be witness and participant to this local culture whose roots are firmly grounded in our rich and sacred history of fly fishing in the Catskills. Catskills Trout Tales is a special event that exemplifies this time of year, that cultural history, the angler camaraderie and the eternal beauty of our small mountains and streams that makes this such a special place to live and fish. – Randall German, Kenco Fly Fishing Manager
Kenco | Catskills Trout Tales
Join Us for Fishing Classes!
Kenco, The Work & Play Outfitter will be offering Saturday fly fishing classes for both beginning and intermediate anglers throughout April and May! Fly Fishing 101 Saturdays 10am-12am $15 in store class Do you want to get on the water and try fly fishing but don’t know the difference between [...]