-Aug. 27th, 2016 We are now more than 3/4 of the way through summer and it's been a very hot and muggy one so far. Yesterday was a sunny day with warm air temps but with lowering humidity. This mornings air temp is 60 and comfortable. Today will be mostly sunny with less humidity and 83. . In general fishing conditions remain unchanged with the tailwaters in better condition than the freestones. The tailwaters have some Tricos, small Olives and a few Sulphurs on the upper West Branch. 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. to 5:00 p.m. All rivers are open for fishing. Daily reports follow. NEW Fly posted-Dun Variant.
Aug. 27th, 2016. Right now it is 6:00 a.m. on this Saturday morning with an air temp of 60 degrees with mostly clear skies.
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.
Remember you can find us on Instagram, get updates via Twitter, or simply go to catskillflies.com for all the latest and accurate fishing info.
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.
All women's clothing on sale for 20% off. Any discontinued product is also on sale.
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-Saturday-Aug. 27th, 2016 6:00 a.m.
|Beaverkill||tricos, midges, olives||166||62 yesterday a.m.||fishable in a.m.|
||Caddis, spinners, small Olives, Isos, beetles & ants||1180||
|East Branch||Olives, caddis, tricos||194||58.5||wadeable|
|Esopus||same as above||300||70.0||wadeable|
|Neversink||Caddis, midges small Olives||145||62.5||wadeable|
|West Branch||Sulphurs, Olives, Isonychias||590||52.3||floatable & wadeable|
|Willowemoc||tricos, midges, olives||100||61.5 yesterday||fishable a.m.|
Fishing Conditions- The freestones are warm by mid afternoon and the tailwaters continue to offer better fishing. The tailwaters (West Branch) still have a few Sulphurs and then scattered Isonychias and Olives late in the day. Isonychias have started to emerge in numbers. This bug is an important fall hatch. A few Caddis are around and they will get more important as we get into September, Hatches have been spotty. Tailwaters are fishable with decent water temps. A stream thermometer is always a valuable tool at this time of year. The main stem is floatable and wadeable. We are seeing the end of the Sulphurs. The greenery is very lush and a deep green but if you look carefully you can see some signs of fall colors in the trees. The Beaverkill and Willowemoc- Both rivers are now getting low once again. Yesterday's early morning water temps was 62 but warm by the afternoon. Hatches are spotty in the morning with some tricos and midges. Ants and Beetles have been effective. There is little evening activity. AS OF JULY 1ST THE HORTON SECTION OF THE BEAVERKILL IS CLOSED FOR FISHING-it serves as a thermal refuge. The flow was 175 cfs yesterday at noon while 135 is normal. The gage depth is 1.53.. The East Branch is at a stable summer flow with decent water temps to East Branch. Olives are important at this time of year. They are often mixed with midges. Most surface activity is later in the day, There are some tricos in the morning. Terrestrials are a good choice during non-hatch situations. The West Branch - is now floatable/wadeable and remains at a consistent level. Olives have pretty much replaced Sulphurs a this time of year. They are a late day hatch with sometimes a minor emergence. Because of the slop in the water some days, nymph fishing is better done below Hale Eddy. Water temps are good to at least Hancock. Ants fished along the banks work very well for bank sippers. There are also some scattered Isonychias. The Esopus has a limited portal release. It gets warm as you get to Cold Brook. Surface activity is late day. Hatches have been spotty with some Isonychias, some small Olives and small Caddis. This can be a great river for nymph fishing. It is not a great dry fly river. The Neversink - This river is now wadeable. Small Olives are present most days but generally later in the day. There are some Tricos mixed with a few Caddis. Most surface activity is spotty and close to dark. Below Bridgeville it can get too warm. Small nymphs and terrestrials are both good daytime choices and are very effective during the summer. The gorge is too warm to fish during the summer-which is normal. This river is a great terrestrial stream. The Main Stem- still warms quickly below Stockport. This river has not fished well this summer probably due to the warmer than normal water temps.Tricos are around in the mornings and there are some late day Isos and small Olives.
Although hatches are not as heavy at this time of year, trout continue to eat . Nymphs, terrestrials and minnows are now important food sources.
12 year old Ben took this fish on the Willow on 6/29/16. He tied the fly himself.
Alan got his July 4th reward on the
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 23rd 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-8/27/16-mostly sunny with less humidity and 83. Tonight partly cloudy and 61. Tomorrow, Sunday mostly sunny and pleasant with a high of 84. Monday mostly sunny and 78. Tuesday partly sunny and 79. Wednesday lots of sun and 79.
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FLY OF THE WEEK
This is the twenty third fly of the 2016 fishing season. This is our Dun Varient.
This style of fly was developed by William Baeigent of England. Preston Jennings talked about them and had patterns in his book "A Book of Trout Flies". Art Flick changed to a hackle stem body and shorter hook. This is a great traditional pattern when fish are on Isonychias.
- Hook- TMC 921 2X Short #12
-body-mahogany turkey biot
- tail-darl dun
-Hackle-dark dun 2-3X over sized
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!