Growing up in the tri-state area every trout fishermen dreams of venturing to the Rockies or some majestic untouched fishing wonderland. Cold Water Creek Fishing Co wants to make your dreams a reality in New Jersey. This overdeveloped fast paced state is chalked full of creeks, brooks, rivers, and lakes filled with trout! Some are stocked, but many more are populated with wild trout than one would imagine. If you've ever kicked around the idea of fly fishing, or are just looking to fine tune your skills and hit the water, CWC can make that happen for you. We offer a variety of services, but our main focus is to give beginners a rewarding learning experience.
Richard Refalo - Guide/Instructor
Rich has been an avid fisherman since the age of 6. Summers were filled with the joy of catching sunfish and the occasional trout. At age 15 he got his first Orvis fly rod as a hand me down from his uncle. Over the years he has honed his fly fishing skills. Rich loves passing on his knowledge to beginners in the sport of fly fishing. Rich is an enthustiastic angler, fishing all four seasons, even in snow and rain! He most enjoys chasing small wild trout in tiny creeks and tributaries. Fishing is his true joy in life.
Christian Falzarano - Guide/Instructor
Since the time he was able to hold a fishing pole Christian has been obsessed with catching fish. From small creeks to rivers, lakes and oceans, anytime he saw water he had to fish. At 12 years old Chris started fly fishing, the strategy and challenge of the sport took hold of every waking moment in his life. By the age of 18 he had fly fished a number of the well known streams and rivers in the U.S. Rocky Mountains, as well as southern British Columbia. At 19 years old Chris attended a guiding course with World Cast Anglers in Idaho and left as a certified drift boat guide on the Snake River, the rest is history…
Mike Meola - GUIDE/INSTRUCTOR
Mike began fly fishing at the age of 10. He learned the basics by catching bass and trout in every lake and river he could get to, and eventually developed a passion for exploring little streams in search of wild trout. At age 18, Mike left New Jersey to pursue his education in West Virginia and sharpen his skills chasing wild browns and brookies in the mountains of West Virginia. After a few years he found his way back to NJ and rediscovered the beauty of the Tri-State area. Mike’s passion for fly fishing is only matched by his enjoyment in teaching others.
Bethany Falzarano - Wild Life Photographer/ Instructor
Beth has been interested in art and photography since high school. She grew up a stones throw from The Great Swamp Wildlife Refuge, and spent many days hiking, painting, and photographing nature. She has a keen eye for a great shot! Since marrying Chris she has grown to love fishing and fishing photography. Whether she’s casting to a wild brown or capturing one of life's memories in her camera, her love for the outdoors shines through!