Hosted Fly Fishing Trips
Join us at world-class fishing destinations for the fly fishing adventure of a lifetime
Cattaraugus Creek Outfitters offers anglers a variety of outstanding fly fishing destinations throughout the world. Our hosted trips are carefully selected & planned to assure comfortable accommodations, good food, top guides and most importantly, quality fishing. Whether you choose to fish for wild trout in Montana or Alaska, bonefish & barracuda in the Bahamas, or permit, tarpon & snook in Belize or Mexico, our trips are planned and run exclusively by the CCO staff. Because of our success and enjoyment at certain locations and lodges, we often return to these same locations year after year. This gives us first-hand knowledge of each area and allows anglers to visit these locations in confidence. But we don’t stop there: we are always looking for new lodges and locations that offer good bargains and excellent fishing.
Benefits of our Hosted Trips
*You'll receive first hand and up to date information on all fishing destinations, as well as packing lists & tackle requirements particular to each location.
*A trip host accompanies all anglers to each destination and is available to help with any tackle questions or problems that arise.
*We also offer free on-site casting lessons if you need them!
*We will have extra gear available for use, at no charge, in the event of equipment failure or breakage. If you break your only rod, no problem--we have extras. Don't have a 10wt (or 8wt or 9wt) to throw flies at the big boys, no problem. We'll lend you one for the trip-at no charge!
*Extra leaders, tippet and flies will be available for purchase at each location. We can also arrange discounted purchases of flies, equipment and gear for all members prior to each trip.
*If you need help booking your flight and making travel arrangements, we can help.
*Travel insurance can also be arranged.
We will assist you in selecting the trip that is right for you. Our hosted trips are fully guided by local native, knowledgeable guides & there is no additional cost added to the trip for our assistance. Please consider us when booking a fishing trip. Let us work for you and help you plan your next fishing adventure. We love to talk fishing! Leave the planning and logistics up to us, and enjoy a hassle free fishing adventure
For Vince Tobia, it all started over 30 years ago with a passion for fishing in his backyard on Ellicott creek, in Williamsville, New York. Rock bass, smallmouth & largemouth bass, and northern pike on spinning gear led to trout, salmon and steelhead on the fly throughout Western New York & Montana, and then it was on to bonefish, tarpon and other saltwater species throughout the Bahamas and Mexico. Today Vince & the CCO staff lead anglers out west to Montana & British Columbia, and to the Bahamas, Mexico & the Seychelles in search of exciting flyfishing adventures. Vince resides in Williamsville, New York with his wife Leslie, sons Cenzie & Joe, and daughter Mia.
Trip host Rick Kustich began fly fishing over thirty years ago on the lakes and streams of upstate New York. He has since traveled extensively to experience the finest fly fishing throughout North America but continues to find that some of the best fishing often exists in his own backyard. He is the author of four fly fishing books including the acclaimed Fly Fishing for Great Lakes Steelhead and recently introduced his first DVD. Rick has also authored numerous articles with accompanying photography for national fly fishing magazines such as Fish & Fly, Fly Fisherman, and Eastern Fly Fishing, and is a regular contributor to two regional publications. Rick provides seminars and schools throughout the year on the Great Lakes steelhead fishery and other fly fishing topics. Rick is owner and operator of West River Publishing and lives in Grand Island, NY on the banks of the mighty Niagara River.
Trip host Captain Dan Pangaldi is a Certified Casting Instructor with Fly Fishers International. He offers fly casting lessons, speaks at TU chapters and seminars. Dan’s speciality is fly and light tackle fishing for striped bass, bluefish, weakfish, fluke, false albacore and bonito in the bays, inlets, inshore and nearshore waters of New Jersey. Dan has cast a line in waters from Cape Cod to the Lower Florida Keys, Bahamas, Alaska and Russia to name a few. His passion is taking folks fishing and teaching them techniques to be successful and have more fun on the water along with conservation. Dan lives in Hamilton, New Jersey only a few miles from the Lower Delaware River with his wife Patty.
Trip host Jim Dowd is an avid fresh and saltwater fly fisherman who was introduced to the sport at the early age of 7 by his grandfather, and he started tying flies at age 12. He is a FFF Certified Fly Casting Instructor and is currently working on the Master Casting Instructor designation. On his home waters, Jim is a guide specializing in float trips on the Deerfield and other western Massachusetts rivers. Jim is also a Wilderness First Responder, a Class IV-V Oarsman, Co-author of The Deerfield River Guide and a Life Member and Former Chapter President of his local Trout Unlimited chapter. This summer he took time off to complete the Wyoming Cutthroat Slam, catching four species of cutthroat trout. Several years ago, on his first visit to Acklins Island, it was love at first sight. He is now a full-blown bonefish addict!
We understand the investment you are making in travel, and we promise to do our best to ensure that your angling adventure is carefully selected, well planned and rewarding. Booking a fully guided trip with us doesn't cost any more than booking directly with the lodges. When you book with us you will receive expert and unbiased trip planning assistance & prompt friendly service. We look forward to helping you plan your trip. The success of our business is dependent on our clients booking through us, and we sincerely appreciate you using Cattaraugus Creek Outfitters to plan and book your angling adventure travel. Our goal is for you to enjoy a hassle-free fishing adventure—hopefully the fishing adventure of your lifetime.
"Hey Dan (Pangaldi) -just wanted to shoot you a note to say thank you for hosting us down on Crooked Island. I really enjoyed the week and was pleased with how everything worked out - I know there's a lot to stay on top of and we had a care-free week down there, which was awesome. I learned a good deal about my salt-water casting and just had an overall fantastic time with everyone - great crowd, good food, fantastic weather - just what the doctor ordered. Hope you are settling in back home, and didn't have too much withdrawal from the trip. I dreamt about bonefish for about two more days before I settled into real life again! Hope to see you next year!" Ben McCormack
2023 Hosted adventures
Acklins Island, Bahamas January 14-21 & 21-28
Crooked Island, Bahamas February 11-18, 18-25, Feb 25-March 4, March 4-11
Christmas Island March 14-21 & 21-28
Alaska-Kanektok river Summer dates tbd
2022 Hosted Adventures
Acklins Island, Bahamas January 8-22
Crooked Island, Bahamas February 19-26, Feb 26-March 5, March 5-12
Cuba June 22-29
Montana July 10-21
Alaska-Kanektok river July 22-29
Steelhead Camps November 5-8 & 12-15
Terms and Conditions
A deposit of 50% is required within 15 days of booking to confirm a reservation. The balance is due 90 days prior to arrival. Deposit is refundable, less a $100 per person processing fee, if written cancellation is received at least 90 days prior to the trip. A 50% refund will be made to client if written cancellation is received 31-89 days prior to the trip, and no refund will be made if written cancellation is received 30 days or less prior to the trip, unless a substitute angler is found, in which case a full refund will be made less a $200/person processing fee. In rare instances with cancellations inside of 90 days, we are able to issue credit to be used for a future trip to the same lodge. In this instance, there is a $200 per person processing fee. Credits are issued at the sole discretion of Cattaraugus Creek Outfitters/CCO Flyfishing. Receipt of deposit is acknowledgment that registrant has read and accepts the cancellation/refund and responsibility clauses.
Because many deposits and final payments for trip packages may be non-refundable (see above,) it is highly recommended that you purchase trip insurance in the event that you have to cancel, postpone or reschedule your trip for any reason. This is the only way that we can assist you with compensation for a canceled trip. For more information or for assistance in purchasing trip insurance, please contact CCO Fly Fishing/Cattaraugus Creek Outfitters
Cattaraugus Creek Outfitters acts only as agents for contractors or owners and outfitters, airlines, charter air, and ground transportation carriers or other services. Payment of funds for fishing and other Cattaraugus Creek Outfitters trips shall be deemed acceptance and consent of the following conditions. Cattaraugus Creek Outfitters or any of its affiliates or associated companies shall not be held liable for any loss or damages howsoever caused or arising from services provided by hotels or lodges, outfitters, guides, means of transportation or other services. Baggage and personal effects are the sole responsibility of the traveling client at all times.