Lee Hartman

Fly Fisher, Guide, Author, Conservationist

Lee Hartman lives along the Upper Delaware River in Equinunk, Pennsylvania. He is a forty-five-year veteran on the Delaware system and former owner of Indian Springs Fly Fishing Camp in Lordvislle, New York. Lee continues to guide on the river and host anglers to great fly-fishing destinations throughout the world. Lee, a staunch conservationist, cofounded Friends of the Upper Delaware River (FUDR) and is currently cochairman of the Delaware River Committee for the Pennsylvania Council of Trout Unlimited. Lee accepted a Community Service Award by the Upper Delaware Council in 2014 and also received US Congressional recognition for outstanding and invaluable service to the community,


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The Delaware River Story

Lee Hartman, a professional guide and conservationist, will take us on a journey through the natural and unnatural history of the Delaware River. Many consider the Delaware the best wild trout fishery east of the Mississippi but it hasn’t been easy to keep it that way. Learn why it’s so important to protect this coldwater fishery and look forward to Lee sharing a few tips along the way about how to be successful fishing this great river.

  • What species of fish are native to the Delaware River?
  • What part of the Delaware River is the best for trout fishing?
  • When is the best time to fish for shad?
  • When did the Delaware River become a true trout river?
  • Is it best to fish the river from a boat or wading?
  • Where do you find the brown trout most often?
  • What insect hatches can you expect on the river?
  • What is a "Delaware River Fox"?
  • What is being done to preserve the river as a world-class trout fishery?

Lee is the author of Trails in a Wild Frontier about his fishing travels throughout Siberia and the Kola Penisula from 1990 to 2013. Harman was an agent for a Swedish company on the Kola Penisula, routinely taking American clients fishing for Atlantic Salmon.


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