Who we are

Located in Roscoe New York, the Beaverkill Angler has been proudly serving Catskill area fly fishermen since 1979. Affectionately known as "Trout Town, USA", Roscoe sits near the conjunction of two world famous fisheries: the Beaverkill River and Willowemoc Creek. With the Main Stem, West Branch, and East Branches of the Delaware River nearby, the Beaverkill Angler is a trusted source of area information, flies, and services for people fishing some of the most historic rivers in the country.

We moved into our new corner location in 2017, and are proud to continue offering the biggest and best selection of flies and equipment in the region. Whether you are new to the sport or a seasoned angler, not only will you find the gear to meet your needs here, you will also find the knowledge and support you need to make the most of your fishing experience through our numerous classes, accurate and honest fishing reports, or in store staff who are always happy to answer your questions or provide advice.

Evan Lavery - Owner

Evan F. Lavery

Evan is the owner of the Beaverkill Angler. Originally from Michigan, he has been living on the East Coast since 1992. Michigan has numerous streams and lakes, so he grew up chasing trout, steelhead, salmon & bass. Evan was also able to spend a good deal of time in saltwater on the Rhode Island coast and in Cape Cod guiding, instructing and working in a fly shop in the mid-1990's. After a brief time in the West, he decided to chase fortune in Manhattan which gave him the opportunity to visit the Catskills as a weekend warrior pursuing trout. After buying a house nearby and meeting the catch of his life, Michelle, he decided to move here full time.

The Beaverkill Angler came available for sale in 2006, and Evan seized the opportunity. Having been on these waters since 1998 and getting close to 100 days-a-year fishing since then, he's learned a lot about the hatches and habitat but acknowledges that there is always more to learn.

In Evan's own words, "I am a lucky man to have the opportunity to carry on the tradition at the Beaverkill Angler and hope to for many years to come. We've made a lot of changes to the layout of the shop. We will continue to be progressive, and we'll change as this fishery, and the people who fish it, change too. Thank you for your continued loyalty to the Beaverkill Angler name."

Matt Nelson

Matt Nelson

Matt manages the Beaverkill Angler. He grew up in Minnesota where he fly fished the driftless region for trout, and the lakes and bigger rivers for bass, pike, walleye, and panfish. Before moving to Roscoe, Matt spent 9 years fly fishing and guiding in Wyoming and Montana. Along with fishing the waters close to home, he has also traveled to New Zealand, Belize, and the Bahamas to wet a fly.

When Matt's not in the shop he spends his time tying flies, fishing (of course), bird hunting, and doing his best to keep up with his energetic dog. Steelheading and classic spey and steelhead flies have recently become passions for him.

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