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a year ago
First time out for me with Damon and the Cattaraugus. He knows the water and trails to get there like the back of his hand. Well experienced to get you on fish for an awesome and safe day of fishing. If I can find time off work and return to the Catt next steelhead season, I will most definitely book with Damon again! I recommend him highly without reservation.
- Neil L
a year ago
Damon guided for my buddy and I in mid October. It’s not often that I’ve met a pro who was as prepared as Damon. From homemade soup, to his unique fly patterns, he is ready and we’ll equipped. We landed over 20 that day, and frankly, I look forward to our next trip with him. You can’t find a better guide.
- Mark's M
a year ago
My wife Joan and I just finished our 6th trip with Damon, this time on the Clarion River in Pa. Great time with a terrific guide ( and an even better person)..We caught lots of big fish on a beautiful fall day. He knows the water and the bugs, gives us gentle advice and makes the day a lot of fun. We will be back for more trips, on any water Damon suggests. I highly recommend him to you. Pat and Joan Morton, Worthington Ohio
- Patrick M

About us

Whether you’re interested in chasing steelhead in the waters of western New York or drifting limited access stretches of the Clarion River in northwestern Pennsylvania in pursuit of wild browns, Damon Newpher knows the fish and the water. He fished the Upper Clarion as a child with his grandfather, ventured west to guide in Montana as a young man, and returned to helm the Orvis-awarded Glendorn Lodge fishing and hunting operation for more than a decade. For those who set their sights farther afield, Damon has hosted trips to Belize, Mexico, and The Bahamas, and he keeps a bag packed and local guides at the ready.   Now based in Ellicottville, New York, Damon brings the unique combination of fishing expertise and hospitality experience to every adventure. From deftly navigating his ClackaCraft between proven holes to grilling mid-day steaks along a quiet riverbank, every detail is patiently anticipated for anglers of all skill levels.   And speaking of angling, when the steelhead are running, Damon will be wading into the fray along Cattaraugus Creek and the Lower Niagara River, just to name a couple. Depending on the season and the weather, though, he will also be fishing for  salmon, musky, pike, and smallmouth bass, on lakes and rivers across western New York and northwestern Pennsylvania.   Half- and full-day trips are available, equipment is provided, and itineraries can be tailored to suit ambitions, abilities, and conditions.

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