"This was the second time I have used Joe's services. He is an expert. I teach people in the world of golf and am always interested in learning and can identify a great instructor. Joe is an excellent instructor, I actually caught my first trout on a fly rod in the Catskills because of Joe. He will be our guide for a long time to come and more importantly he will be our friend for a long time."
-Martin, PGA Pro
"I've fished with Joe 3 or 4 times on the Delaware system as well as several of the other guides that work that area. He is the best.
-Dave P., Maryland
"Joe is an excellent guide, he has very good knowledge of the water and conditions, he worked his butt off in low water conditions keeping us on fish and going through low water rapids. In fact we just booked another date with him later this month."
-Paul S., New Jersey
"Joe is one of the top guides in the US. I have been fly fishing around the world for the past 30 years and Joe is my favorite guide."
-David C. NJ
"This was my first experience with fishing with a guide and I was completely floored. Joe was fantastic. A true fisherman and such a pleasure to spend the day with."
-David M., NY
"As far as I'm concerned, Joe D is the best there is on the Upper Delaware."
-Robert F., New Jersey
"Joe's sincerely friendly and approachable demeanor puts his clients instantly at ease. His passion for fly fishing is evident through his knowledge of the river, current hatches, and expert casting instruction. Joe is a pleasure to fish with every year."
-Todd K., New York
"Best guide I've fished with in the world, no question."
-John S., NJ
"I was delighted with my trip, but I've come to expect that from Cross Current Guide Service. I've been out with Ryan once before, Joe Demalderis several times and Tim Oliphant. I have always had a great time and learned a great deal. I would and do recommend this guide service to anyone who wants to fish the Upper Delaware."
-Charles B., MA
"My sons and I have fished all over the world and Joe.D is the best guide we've ever used. We have used."
-Dave C., NJ
"This is my third season fishing with Joe and I can not say enough good things about him. Joe is outstanding from general knowledge of water and fish to instruction. I will continue to use Joe for as long as I am fishing the Delaware and he is guiding it!"
-Andrew C., NJ
"...(Joe) Demalderis is an excellent guide, offering advice and assistance as needed and keeping even well deserved criticism to himself. ...In addition to being a guide, (Joe) Demalderis is a sportsman. Don't underestimate that quality; it can make or break your day."
-John McGonigle, Sunday News, Lancaster, PA
"I've fished with Joe for over twenty years and have never had anything less than a great time. The good times and adventures we've had are lifelong memories, along with some very memorable fish!"
-Joe Manning, NJ
"You taught me more about fishing in one day than I learned in a lifetime of spin fishing. I've been on other guided fishing trips in the past, but can say unequivocally that I've never had a guide that worked as hard as you."
-Robert Sherman, New York
"The trophy fish I've landed are secondary to the fly fishing education I've received. I look forward to many more years of memorable trips."
-Robert Moore, New Jersey
"Joe knows the book on the essentials of fly fishing. His experience , knowledge and ability to read the water has always provided me the best opportunities to catch fish. I fish all over the world, salt and fresh, and Joe D. is with out a doubt one of the best guides out there"
-Dr. Bob D., New Jersey
"We floated the main stem with Ryan on our recent trip from Scotland. Was a pleasure and he knew the river so well that we both hooked fish all day. Nothing was too much a and assistance and knowledge was shared at every opportune moment. Ryan is a genuinely nice guy who clearly loves his job and we had the best time on the Delaware during our floats. Would highly recommend Ryan and cross current for guiding going forward."
-Richard L., Scotland
"For us to keep coming back year after year it is a lot to do with the guiding we get... I would highly recommend their services to any fisherman at any level as there is always something we need to learn. We will definitely be back!"
"I've been fly fishing the Catskills since the early 60's and have never run into a succession of miserable conditions as the week just spent there this year. My fishing buddy Gary and I have been spending a week or so in the Catskills every year since the early 90's and after 3 days of hitting it hard were yet to hook up. We had heat, cold, rain and lots of wind. We decided to get a guide and pick his brain for a day. Justin Lyle to the rescue. He worked his buns off for us. He knows the river intimately, does a great job handling his drift boat and has great knowledge of what the trout want. Justin's easy going persona kept us at ease all day. With winds blowing 20-30 all day, and us wanting only to dry fly fish, Justin had his challenges. He got us numerous shots at the sporadically rising fish. He just seemed to know where to look for the subtle risers and where to position the boat that get us the best opportunity to hookup."
"Tim Oliphant, was tremendous. His knowledge of the river is top-notch, his enthusiasm is contagious and his patience is saint-like. Cross Current is a top-notch service and you will not be disappointed with any of their terrific guides, however I'm biased: ask for Tim."