Like a lot of westerners, I grew up thinking that New York was New York City – crowded, bustling concrete canyons and asphalt jungles. That’s New York City alright. But it’s not New York – it’s certainly not the upstate New York where my good friend Captain and River Guide Scott Feltrinelli catches big and beautiful fish that will knock your socks off. Not just a few fish that will knock your socks off – a LOT of them.
Scott was a NCAA Soccer player and Men’s League Rugby player. Scott is a pharmaceutical sales and marketing specialist with over 20 years of business experience. He is also currently one of the hottest fly fishing outfitters in the Eastern US and he owns and operates Ontario Fly Charter and Stream in Webster, NY. What – you’ve never heard of Webster, NY? Get the map out and find Rochester, N.Y. – then go east a bit – there’s Webster. And that big blue blob north of there – that’s Lake Ontario of the “Great Lakes”. Western New York is a world class fishery, offering a chance to catch various species of salmon, giant brown trout, steelhead, and jumbo smallmouth bass on the fly rod.
If you want a great charter boat experience on big water, Captain Scott can provide it for you. All you have to do is show up with your personal stuff – sunscreen, polarized sunglasses, rain gear and a fishing license. Your host will take it from there on a fully equipped 21” Proline boat, including GPS navigation, fish finder, and professional fishing equipment. You’ll start out from the beautiful Pultneyville Yacht Club in historic Pultneyville, NY. In minutes, you’ll be fishing for world class salmon, giant brown trout, huge rainbow trout, steelhead, smallmouth bass and perch. You’ll have a blast.
But if you’re like me, you’ve had a charter boat experience. If you went with Captain Scott, you had a great time. But what really lights me up is moving water and the chance to fly fish for big trout. If that’s what you want, Ontario Fly Charter and Stream is the outfit for you. Captain Scott Feltrinelli is a professional guide who knows stream and river fishing. Scott knows when to fish, where to fish, and also knows how to fly fish. This is his true passion. Ontario Fly Charter and Stream offers guided trips from the famous Salmon River (Pulaski, NY) to Cattaraugus Creek (Buffalo, NY) and all tributaries in between. World class brown trout, steelhead and salmon on a fly – this is what stream fishing is all about. If you need some coaching, Scott can provide it. But if all you need is an opportunity to put the right fly in front of the right fish, this is your kind of fishing.
And Scott Feltrinelli is your kind of guide. He’s fished for over 25 years in waters all over the world-both fresh and saltwater. From striped bass off of Montauk’s Lighthouse to bonefish in the Seychelles Islands, even the fabled Ausable River - Scott has fished it all. Lake Ontario and its tributaries are his home water, and he fishes it all year round. He’s a U.S. Coast Guard certified “Captain” and New York State licensed fishing guide, certified by the Department of Environmental Conservation. Scott works tirelessly with TU to protect and conserve fish and fish habitat on his home waters. He’s a dedicated conservationist and a longtime TU Endorsed Business owner. You can contact him via his website at www.ontariofly.com if you’d like to book a trip.
You’ll notice his pride in TU right away. Your first clue will be that well-worn green TU Endorsed Business hat. Make sure he’s wearing that hat, because if he is…. the fishing is going to be awesome!