About Jackson’s Fly Fishing

Brett Jackson

Brett Jackson – Licensed Professional Guide

Knowing where to go is only half the battle. Having the knowledge of the most generous tributaries and other bodies of water will only take you so far. Professional guide Brett Jackson can take you the rest of the way, and show you all the challenges and rewards fly fishing has to offer.

Brett has fly fished the streams and lakes of New York State for over 20 years. A three time Fly Fishing Masters Tournament competitor, Brett is a seasoned veteran who genuinely enjoys sharing his know-how and passion for the sport with men, women and children at all levels.

Brett has become a master of navigating through fresh and salt water hot spots across the United States and within Canada, which include the Grand River and Vancouver Island streams. He is particularly familiar with the streams and waters of New York State, which hold some of the most amazing fishing around. Some of the world’s best trout can be found in the Catskill Mountains. This includes the east and west branch, as well as the main stem of the Delaware River. He has also fished the historical Beaverkill and Willowemoc waters, along with Lake Ontario and Erie tributaries.

In addition to mastering some of the famous waters of New York State, Brett has fished the Nantucket Sound off of Martha’s Vineyard, several Alaskan rivers, the Green River and Provo River in Utah, and the Clinch River and South Holston rivers of Tennessee.

Brett is also a member of the Federation of Fly Fishers (The only organization promoting fly fishing – conserving, restoring and educating through fly fishing) and the Philip Garbutt Rod and Gun Club, Inc.

Andy Cappotelli of Trout Snobs


Andy Cappotelli – Assistent Licensed Professional Guide

We are proud to welcome Andy Cappotelli as another guide within the Jackson Fly Fishing Family.

Andy is the quintessential dreamer of all things fly-fishing. CPA by day and trout fishing fanatic by night, Andy’s enthusiasm is unrivaled. Between his career and his family, Andy still manages to get out on the water 100 days a year. His passion for fly-fishing has created a love of introducing people to and instructing new anglers in the art of the sport.

He is a true professional when it comes to guiding his clients. While Andy is a professional teacher, he also considers himself a life long learner, which helps to make him one of the easiest going guys you will ever meet. Whether you are an expert or a just beginning, Andy will ensure your day is well spent.

Andy has worked under the tutelage of Brett for the last four years and has fished all of the local streams for trout, lake run browns, steelhead and salmon. He has also fished the Delaware River system and Beaverkill. In addition to the New York streams, he has fished many of the Montana Rivers including the Ruby, Bitterroot, Gallatin and Clark Fork, as well as the Colorado and the fabled Elk River in British Columbia.

“My favorite part of any fly fishing trip is the moment you put on the waders. I get filled with anticipation. I don’t know what will happen and I know anything can happen. It’s exciting.” – Andy Cappotelli