- April 1st, 2015-----It's the official start of another fishing season and conditions are quite different from last year. It is now 5:30 in the very early morning and we have to acclimate ourselves to getting up early to do this report. We will try to get this report on line as early as possible each morning. Currently river banks are snow covered but in most cases ice will not be a problem. Yesterday afternoon and early evening we had some snow AGAIN and there is about an inch or so of fresh snow on the ground. Parking is not the easiest with old and new snow on the ground. As this is pre runoff, rivers are low and clear. This can change with warmer weather. Some small black stone flies are hatching but surface activity has been very limited.
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.
SIMMS-Simms now has a zipper front wader in the freestone model that doesn't require a second mortgage to own and yet have the famous Simms quality.
FLYFEST 2015!!!!! Flyfest took place on Saturday, Feb. 7th. It was really a great success. A special thank you to Catskill John and Rick for their hard work in making sure everything was in place and ran smoothly. The overwhelming take away is that everyone learned some new skill or shortcut to help them improve their tying. Pictures of the event are posted below.
John Fawcett, one of our favorite fishermen from "Down Under" couldn't help torturing us with this photo of him getting a 10 pound fish. And yes, he's been swimming as well. We look forward to seeing him in mid April when he returns to the states.
A New Year has come and as we get into 2015, it is hard to believe that we've been around for almost 20 years-trying to serve our customers to the best of our ability. We wish you a wonderful 2015 with the best fishing one can imagine. We are now open daily for the rest of the season.
HELP WANTED-Catskill flies is seeking part time store help beginning in April 2015. A guides license would be a plus. If interested, send your resume to Catskill Flies at 6 Stewart Ave, Roscoe, N.Y. 12776 or drop it off at the shop if you are in the area.
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. If you want it but didn't sign up, just e-mail us a fax number to get a copy.
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. By the way, we now have wi-fi available in the shop.
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.
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 2014 for those of you who utilize this source of information. The coming year will be our 16th year of giving ACCURATE daily stream information on-line.Stream Conditions-April 1, 2015 5:30 a.m.
|Beaverkill||nymphs, streamers||gauge frozen|| -
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|East Branch||nymphs, streamers||gauge frozen||34.9||poor|
|West Branch||nymphs, streamers||gauge frozen||35.1||poor|
Fishing Condiions-All rivers have very limited fishing. The Beaverkill and Willowemoc are clear and low and ice free. Yesterday afternoon's water temp was 37. The East Branch is low and clear . There is some ice on the lower 4 miles, The Esopus is in good shape and is ice free but low. Water clarity is decent. The West Branch is low and clear and ice free. The Neversink is low and clear. The Main Stem is low and clear but ice is a problem in the area of Kellums Bridge. Some snow fell yesterday afternoon and early evening but it has had little impact on stream conditions,.
Thanks for all the pics you e-mailed us this past year. Every year gets better and better! Keep them coming and start thinking about 2015. 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 20th year in Roscoe. Stop in to say hi..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.
Weather- Now partly cloudy and 22. Today, Wednesday, partly sunny and breezy with a high of 37. Tonight mainly clear and 23. Tomorrow, Thursday, some sun, then some clouds and milder with a high of 55.Looking ahead-Friday mainly cloudy with showers and 55. Saturday morning snow showers and 38. Sunday, Easter Sunday, some rain and snow showers and 39.
RESERVOIR INFORMATION - Cannonsville-59.8%, Schoharie 26.7 % Pepacton 67.4 % ,Neversink 63.9 %, Ashokan 76.5%, Roundout 94.0%, Croton 99.9% of capacity. PLEASE BEAR IN MIND THAT ICE AND SNOW MELT IS FAR FROM OVER SO RESERVOIR LEVELS WILL RISE CONSIDERABLY.
**** During Season-if on any given day there is no report published, it means that our server was down early in the morning when we do our report. We attempt to publish every morning between 5 and 6 a.m. and continue to do so daily through October. It could also mean our computer is giving us problems. Our e-mail address is email@example.com.
FLY OF THE WEEK
This is the third fly of the 2015 fishing season. This is our Snowshoe Hendrickson
This is an easy to fie and durable fish catching pattern so tie a couple for the spring. The Hendrickson is normally a mid afternoon hatch when stream temperatures reach 52 degrees.
- Hook- #12-#14 tmc 100 Wapsi DFI
- Tail-medium Pardo Tailing Fibers
- Body-Hendrickson Superfine
- Wing-Dun showshoe
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!