“100% Chance of a Good Time”
Who else but the guys at the Angler’s Den on West Main Street in Pawling could make such a promise! Celebrating ten years in operation, they are passionate about what they do… and what they do is not just a hobby. They consider fly fishing a life style, and their shop a place where you can leave your troubles at the door.
If you love fly fishing or even think that you might love it, then the place to make your fly fishing dreams come true is with the Zarecki men. Joseph Zarecki, owner of Zarecki & Associates, an engineering firm, is also the owner of The Angler’s Den, and along with his son, Tom, who manages the place, will provide you with the time of your fishing life.
The Angler’s Den offers fly fishing instruction at any level, which includes casting and safety instruction. They sell any and all gear necessary, are an authorized Orvis dealer (which means everything is top notch quality) and is a supporter of “Trout Unlimited” in Poughkeepsie in their mission of watershed conservation.
They will help you plan a fabulous day or weekend on the Ten Mile River, Croton River System, the fresh waters of the Catskills, or any of the beautiful local ponds or lakes tucked away among the Croton Water Shed. And, with Tom’s expertise as a licensed New York State Guide, you are sure to have an amazing fishing experience. They offer longer guided trips to exotic fishing locations in Florida, Louisiana, Colorado, Montana, or even Wyoming. Your entire trip can be planned and executed by them, with all pesky travel details such as air travel reservations, and lodging handled perfectly; your trip can be as plush or as rugged as you desire.
The Angler’s Den also gives fly tying instruction, and they have a wide variety of custom flies for purchase. If you’ve never seen some of these little works of art, you should come in just to take a look. They are made with recycled natural materials such as fur and feathers and are truly awesome.
With no age or gender barriers, a fly fishing experience is one that can be enjoyed by everyone, so the guys at The Angler’s Den invite you stop by. They would love to share their knowledge with you and invite you to share the pristine waters and the gorgeous scenery that is such an important part of the fly fishing lifestyle.
The Angler’s Den is located at 11 West Main Street # 4 in Pawling, and you can contact Tom at 845-855-5182. You can also learn more about them on their web site at www.anglersden.net