Glenn & Andrea Van Benschoten

Glenn & Andrea Lyn Van Benschoten

Our Approach

At Reel Simple Fly Fishing, we educate people in the sport of fly fishing while having FUN!

Glenn and Andrea Lyn Van Benschoten have been fly fishing the lakes, ponds, and streams of northern New Jersey and the Catskill region of New York as husband and wife for over two decades. With a professional background in education, the couple has focused much of their time instructing newbies through magazine articles, demonstrations, and lectures throughout the northeast on a sport that can seem overwhelming to a new angler.

Meet the Vans…

The Vans have also authored a book “Ten Flies, Simple Ties,” which gives the newbie ten basic flies that can be used on a variety of species while utilizing and reinforcing a few fundamental techniques to tie them. Glenn is a certified New Jersey educator and Andrea has served as a casting instructor and retreat leader with Casting for Recovery. Both have worked with the Hooked on Fishing, Not on Drugs program and Kids on the Fly in New Jersey.