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About Carl Coleman's Fly Shop

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Carl Coleman’s Fly Fishing shop is your one-stop resource for fly Fishing in Rochester area of Upstate New York. Our staff draws from over 100 years of fly fishing experience to offer you the best: From reel screaming, heart-pounding steelheads fishing to quietly pursuing wild brown trout. Since 1964, we have been providing quality fly fishing trips, gear and advice to our customers and would like nothing better than to add you to our list of satisfied patrons.


At Carl Coleman’s Fly Shop We Specialize in:


  • Guiding for Wild trout, Steelheads, Brown Trout and Salmon. Fishing the Salmon River Altmar ny and Pulaski NY, Genesee River,  Oak orchard, Sandy creek Hamlin NY,Cohocton River, Oatka creek East koy.Wiscoy and others.

  • Schools:  Fly Casting, Beginner fly-fishing Schools, Spey casting, fly tying, streamside clinics and more call for seasonal specials.

  • Rods: Mistic, Douglas outdoors, TFO. More.

  • Reels: Nautilus, Able, Pate,  Okuma, Water Works Lamson and more.

  • Lines:  Scientific Anglers,   Spey lines, specialty lines.

  • Leaders and tippet:  Our own hand tied salmon and steelhead leaders, Frog Hair, Varivas more.

  • Fly tying: Custom Tied fly’s and materials Daiichi, Metz, Whiting, Umpqua,Spirit River, Wapsi, Hairline. Tools Renzetti, HMH, tube fly materials, Dyna-king, Regal, Peak More.

  • Rare Books and editions: Call us for requests

  • Fly rod and reel repairs

  • Previous enjoyed tackle: Reels, rods both graphite and Cane more.

  • Gear: Simms

  • Repairing:  rod and fly reels

  • Waders Vests Chest packs: Simms,William Joseph,Fishpond, Clear Creek more


Services we offer, we are fly fishing tackle consultants

                 ( there will be nominal fee for this services)


This means that we can help the new to fly fishing with any of their questions.

We can enhance the experienced fisherman to fly fishing with the current new technology.

Those just starting out in fly fishing who goes to the big box store buys a fly fishing outfit

Now what do you do?? Come to our shop we will set it up properly with welded loops, backing, make reel right or left hand wind and help with places to use your new outfit. We can supply the proper flies and leaders for all species of fish.

We offer casting lessons for trout and bass rods, Spey and switch rods.  

Have a fly tying problem we can help.

Need repair to rod or reel we can do this.

Offering Guided trips. We supply the tackle and flies at no charge or use your own.


 Your Licensed guides:  Carl Coleman and Jay Peck

Custom fly tying just bring us the sample will reproduce for you.



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