-June 26th, 2016 It's summer-both officially and unofficially. Opening day of fishing season was 4/1/16. It has been good so see many of our old customers and friends. The shop is open daily from 8:00 a.m. All rivers are open for fishing. Daily reports follow. Fly posted-Flick's Isonychia Nymph.
FOUND-wading staff-call the shop at 607-498-6146
June 26th, 2016. THIS IS A FREE FISHING WEEKEND -NO LICENSE IS NECESSARY. Right now it is 6:00 a.m. on this Sunday morning with an air temp of 58 degrees with clear skies. Yesterday, Saturday, was another bright sun-filled day with warm air temps. Today will be sunny once again with a high of 84. The freestones are now too warm to fish. We are expecting a weather change early in the coming week with cooler air temps and the possibility of some showers/t-storms. Tailwaters remain cool. At this time of year terrestrials and small nymphs are good fly choices. Sulphurs are a fairly consistent hatch on the tailwaters. Small Olives are around mostly early and late in the day. There are also a few early morning Caddis. Under the current conditions a long leader will be a plus. Ants and beetles are a good choice on all rivers. Small attractor dry flies have been effective.
REDINGTON WADERS-A $25 rebate is available on the Palix, Willow River & Crosswater waders-which we carry. They are good buys without the rebate and even better with. Just come in for specifics.
Due to overwhelming requests, there are now fly tying videos online. The response has been extremely positive. Just go to the fly tying header on the main page and click on the March Brown fly. This is the first in a series of tying videos with Dennis' instruction. Two others are posted as well.
Here are images of fish taken in 2016. Torrey and Mandy fished the West Branch on 3/24/16 and took a bunch of fish, Here are just 2 pictures reflecting their success.
- NEW-Used Tackle-see below
- Chris on 5/1/16-a happy fellow!
- DEP COMPLETED Cannonsville Dam Repairs- repairs were successful and finished ahead of schedule so that the cloudy discharge into the WB has been stopped. Intensive monitoring of the river will continue until Cannonsville refills in the spring.
FLIES-Again this year we will have some new patterns that will cause both you and the fish to take notice. Everyone at Catskill Flies are fly tyers so we are in a good position to help you select materials for your personal flies. We also offer a custom fly tying service.
RODS-We are proud to have Scott Rods on board. These premium rods are made in the USA and are a joy to both cast and fish. Wait til you try the new rods for 2016!
SIMMS-Simms zipper front wader in the freestone model that doesn't require a second mortgage to own and yet have the quality of all Simms products. After a full year of selling the product we have not had even one report of product failure.
Should you want the e-mail blasts, you must send us your e-mail address. The one on wet fly fishing was re-sent to those who requested it.
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From now on our special events, sale merchandise & coupons as well as tips on how to catch more fish will all be encompassed in our new e-mail alerts. Just sign up in the shop or e-mail us your interest and you will be included. One should be coming out shortly,
For those who want a Simms product we don't have in stock, we will have it drop shipped to you at NO additional cost.
We will continue using TWITTER in 2016 for those of you who utilize this source of information. The coming year will be our 18th year of giving ACCURATE daily stream information on-line.Stream Conditions-Sunday-June 26th, 2016 6:00 a.m.
|Beaverkill||-||-||-||too warm to fish|
||Caddis, spinners, small Olives, Sulphurs, Isos, beetles & ants||847||
|East Branch||same as above||151||61.5||wadeable|
|Esopus||same as above||463||59.0||wadeable but unfishable|
|Neversink||Caddis, spinners, small Olives||157||62.6||wadeable|
|West Branch||Sulphurs, terrestrials, Olives, Caddis||590||48.6||floatable|
|Willowemoc||-||-||-.||too warm to fish|
Fishing Conditions- Tailwaters are in decent shape for mid June with Sulphurs, some scattered Isonychias and spinners. They are wadeable and fishable with cool water temps. Freestones are now too warm to fish. Water levels are low and the reduced volume means that the water tends to warm more quickly. Both the main stem and West Branch are floatable. Today will be mostly sunny with a high of 84. Sulphurs, Olives and Isonychias are dependable hatches all summer long on the tailwaters and they are fishing well for this time of year. The spring blooms are finished for the year and the warm winter didn't help the spring flowering bushes. This is the first time in 30 years we had no azaleas blooming and we see no buds on other bushes. Our dogwood tree has one branch with flowers on it. Spring is over and it is summer. The various lillies are starting to bloom. The Beaverkill and Willowemoc- both rivers are quite low and too warm to fish. Flow was 110 at noon yesterday while the norm is 215. Gage height is 1.08. The East Branch has maintained a steady flow and is at a normal summer level. It has fished consistently this season. Water temps are fine above East Branch. The lower section is now too warm to fish. There are small Olives in the a.m. but mostly Sulphurs and spinners later on in the day. The West Branch - is at a decent wading level. It is up a little with a slight increase in release to 599 cfs. This level is ideal for wading. This release keeps this river cool but does little for the main stem. Hatches of Sulphurs are fairly dependable from late afternoon on. Spinners can mix with duns at times as well as some scattered Isonychias. . The Esopus is now very difficult to fish due to the problem of didymo in the stream. The flyline becomes covered with growth on every cast. We want to thank the customers who allerted us to the problem. The Neversink - This river is at a normal summer flow. It is fishable above Bridgeville with decent water temps. The Gorge has high water temps as well and shouldn't be fished. Hatches have been spotty of late. Generally there are some Caddis, Olives and Sulphurs. Small nymphs and terrestrials are both good daytime choices. The Main Stem- is becoming low and warm with warm water temps below Buckingham making it too warm to fish. An increase in release from Cannonsville hasn't had much of an impact on water temps. Hatches have been spotty and close to dark. Expect a mix of Sulphurs, various spinners and Isonychias. Nymph fishing the riffles with small nymphs has been effective.
In general conditions are about normal for late June.
Gary took this beauty on the BK on 5/27/16
Mike took this BK beauty on 5/26/16
CatskillFly float trip on 5/18/16 w/sam decker.
Chet with his monster on 6/10/16-while on the Main stem.
.Alan took this rainbow on the West over Memorial Day weekend.
Chet took this baby on 6/13/16. WOW!!!!
Rick took a lesson with Joe on 4/13/16 and caught this VERY large fish on a Hendrickson Comparadun. He was rightfully excited
Tom Puzio using a partridge & Green on 5/18/16.
Mike with his Beaverkill fish!
Pepper took this nice fish on the MainStem on Sunday..
A proud moment between buddies-Jim and Robbie! Again on the Beaverkill.
Thanks for all the pics you continue to e-mail us. Every year we are surprised by the size of some of the fish caught. We post them as quickly as we can. Please send it in a format we can use=Paintshop Pro. We will acknowledge the fisherman. if you give us your name, the river you were fishing, the date and the fly you were using. Just e-mail them to us at email@example.com with a brief description. Help make this the best year ever.
You all know how much we appreciate our customers many of whom have been with us for 10 years or more. If there are any suggestions on how to make any improvements, please convey them to us either in person or via the computer. This is our 22nd year in Roscoe. .We love seeing each one of you and making new friends.You can get your license by calling 866-933-2257 Monday through Friday. That call will give you a transaction number which is good for two weeks, until your actual license arrives by mail. It is so easy. Just have your old license available, if you have one, and your credit card to cover the cost. If possible, secure your license either where you live or on-line.
STORE HOURS-Daily from April 1st from 8-5.WEATHER-6/26/16- sunny & and warm with a high of 84.. Tonight mostly clear and 60.
.Looking ahead- tomorrow, Monday not as warm with a t-storm in spots and 76. Tuesday a couple of t-storms and 76. Wednesday partly sunny and 73. Thursday partly sunny and 78.
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FLY OF THE WEEK
This is the fourteenth fly of the 2016 fishing season. This is Flick's Isonychia Nymph.
The Isonychia is a nymph of the fast water variety and is a swimming nymph. This pattern is fished down and across in fast water. This simple tie is highly effective and well worth the time it takes to tie a few.
- Hook- Wapsi NW 3 #10
- tail-peacock sword tied short
- body-mix of black and claret fur
- Hackle-grouse or partridge
All species specific flies are tied in the shop. This assures accurate color and silhouette. Let us assure you that we actually tie our own flies and are busy doing it 12 months a year, 7 days a week. We are an anomoly-we still do it the old fashioned way to make sure you get the best possible fly for your money and one that actually works. We are fly tyers!