Past, Present and Future
ABOUT SOUTH BRANCH OUTFITTERS
We are a true full-service Catskills-style fly shop. Our founder, Les Shannon, established Shannon's Fly & Tackle in 1973. Les Shannon's mission as an angler and nationally acclaimed fly tier was to serve his customers with the best knowledge, flies, tying materials, and products possible. A lifelong practitioner of catch and release fly fishing, entomology, and conservation, Les Shannon forged an ethic and approach that we faithfully carry into the future of fly fishing. Jim Holland, along with George Cassa and Eric Hildebrandt, continued the tradition of conservation, championing our streams, rivers, and fish. Their advocacy was a major factor in the revitalization of the wild brown and native brook trout throughout our watersheds.
Abraham and Lindsey are proud to continue the tradition established by those that came before and look forward to providing the best possible service for the anglers, as well as ensuring the rivers and creatures that call it home thrive for the next generation to enjoy as well.