Catskills Tales

The Catskills are a place of deep story…of legends, of mysteries, of tales of great anglers and even greater fish. Catskills Trout Tales is proud to share a variety of stories from contemporary and historic writers and submissions from visitors, all capturing the magic of these extraordinary mountains. Enjoy!

Share Your Story!

We’ve created a passport to adventure with Catskills Trout Tales, an invitation to muse on what has caught you about your experience in the Catskills this spring. In the tradition of story telling that enfolds fly fishing, we’d like to invite you to share your stories and discoveries. Your submitted story will appear here on this page. Want to play?

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Tales of the Forest, Tales of the Fish

Trout Fever

TROUT FEVER It was always suspicioned That he had contracted the ailment from his grandfather, Who had suffered from its chronic form his entire life, And was therefore contagious. They had played together In cold mountain brooks And caught native brookies With their hands and rudimentary fishing tackle. As he [...]

By |June 11th, 2019|

Names on the Mountains

The map, they say, is not the territory, but a map does come in handy when trying to find your way around the territory. The region of the highest peaks in the Catskills had to wait much longer for a proper geographic reckoning than most places in the contiguous United [...]

By |April 18th, 2018|