Fly Tying Sessions:
Drop in and talk fly tying with local tyer extraordinaire Carl 'Luke' Radloff Every Friday watch Luke tie his favorite flies for our local waters. On Friday, Ocotber 8, Luke tied our verison of the October Caddis, the Irish Setter, a spey fly for Steelhead.
This Friday Luke is teaching Ben Campbell how to tie a White Woolly Bugger with a twist. Ideal for Smallmouth on the Genny!

New Fall Hours:

Monday 10 am - 4 pm
Tuesday 10 am - 4 pm
Wednesday - Closed
Thursday 10 am - 6 pm
Friday 10 am - 6 pm
Saturday 10 am - 4 pm
Sunday - Closed

Our Local Fly Waters:
Genesee River, East Koy and Wiscoy Creeks

The Genesee River runs through the heart of Western New York State. The Genesee head waters are located in northern Pennsylvania and the river flows north 157 miles before emptying into Lake Ontario. The River is divided into three sections each with its own unique fishery. The Upper Genesee is a meca for trout fishing, the middle Genesee offers some of the best smallmouth on the fly rod that you'll find anywhere. Closer to Lake Ontario the river offers everything from pike to fall runs of king salmon. Our famous tributaries include; East Koy Creek, Oatka (including Spring Creek) Creek, Wiscoy Creek. Our River Dog Fly Shop is in Houghton, NY which is located on the upper middle section but only minutes away from the East Koy and Wiscoy tributaries.

Some other notable fly fishing waters surrounding our shop and within an easy 30 minute drive or less are Allen Lake, Clear Creek, Ischua Creek and Upper Cattaraugus Creek.

We are fly fishermen and women like you! We have selected unique product lines, the best of the best, discovered during our many wanderings and wading of rivers in pursuit of Atlantic salmon, Arctic char, Steelhead and giant Brook trout in the north to wading the flats of the south after the elusive Bonefish and mighty Tarpon.

Enjoy exploring for yourself or come join us on one of our many exciting outings tailored for you by Breakaway Classic Adventures!

New Products now in stock:

Danielsson Fly Reels from Sweden

We have teamed up with Danielsson, the original large arbor reel designer, to offer a series of limited edition Wild Trout USA fly reels. Series #1 includes three Danielsson reels, Midge, Nymph and Dryfly named after our famous Wiscoy Creek. These reels are availble on a frist come basis and sell for $295.00 US. The reels comes spooled with your choice of Cortland Classic 444 premium fly line, 20lb Cortland backing, a custom Danielsson neoprene reel case and a Wiscoy Wild Trout USA T-shirt!
These eligantly designed reels are ultra light, dragless, smooth and super quiet with no annoying clicker noises.

Stroft Leaders and Tippet Material from Germany

We have imported the world's finest leader and tippet material from Germany. Stroft lines are some of the finest in the world and for the ultra light tackle buff and small fly aficionado Stroft's 10x tippet will easily thread thru the eye of a #32 midge!
We carry both the ABR (light brown color) and the GTM ( bluish color) tippet spoils as well as their tapered leaders.

Simms Ladies Freestone Z Waders

The perfect fit for the discrimnating lady angler. Side zipper allows for easy entry! Rugged, breathable with updated patterning and fit that delivers great comfort and mobility.
We carry both the Freestone Z stockingfoot waders and the matching Freestone ladies wading boot.

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River Dog Fly Shop
9673 Route 19, Houghton, NY 14744
(716) 698-0845