Hold the Line Outfitters

Guided fly fishing

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About Us

With an emphasis on conserving our fishing resources we at Hold the Line strive to give our guests a world class fly fishing experience. We aim to teach our clients proper fly fishing techniques including catch and release, how to hook and fight these powerful creatures, proper fish handling, and fishing etiquette.


We at Hold the line lean towards traditional fly fishing techniques. Spey rods and switch rods can be very advantageous on many of our waters. Spey casting is our passion.


Westen New York is home to world class rivers, streams and creeks that can offer some of the best Steelhead and Lake Run Brown Trout fishing. Cattaraugus Creek(The Cat) which is know to many as the Crown Jewel of Steelhead Alley offers stunning scenery along with amazing fishing opportunities. The Lower Niagara River offers you the chance to hook the fish of a lifetime all while surrounded by the beauty of the Niagara Gorge. We also guide many of the areas smaller creeks and streams including Chautauqua, Canadaway, 18 Mile and many other lesser know waters throughout Western New York.


Located only  a short drive from Buffalo, NY the Cat, Lower Niagara and many of our streams offer anglers a chance to catch the fabled steelhead all while taking in Western New York's stunning beauty.