-May 2nd, 2016 The 2016 fishing season opened on April 1st. It has been good so see many of our old customers and friends. The shop is now open daily from 8:00 a.m. All rivers are now open for fishing and the fishing has begun in earnest with the warmer weather. Daily reports are now being done. Fly of the week is posted below-March Brown Soft Hackle.
MAY 2nd, 2016. TOMORROW, MAY 3RD, THERE WILL BE NO FISHING UPDATE IN THE MORNING. If any questions, just call the shop.. Right now it is 7:00 a.m. on this Monday morning with an air temp of 45 degrees under cloudy skies. Yesterday was another very cool day with rain. It really felt cold outside but some hearty soles fished. Weather wise it will be an unsettled week with a chance of showers most days but no heavy rain, Hendricksons are about done except for the upper West Branch. Small Olives in sizes 18-22 are on all rivers. There are still some Blue Quills and Caddis. A few March Browns are around and a few fish are starting to feed on them.
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.
We have a used but in great shape 6'8" 3 weight Little River bamboo Rod with 2 original tips-$825.
Deliveries are in so check out new products including Simms. Some innovative products!!
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.
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-Monday-May 2nd, 2016 7:00 a.m.
|Beaverkill||Caddis, spinners, small Olives, paraleps||448||44 yest. a.m.||wadeable|
||Caddis, spinners, paraleps, small Olives, March Browns||2030||
|East Branch||same as above||173||46.0||wadeable|
|Esopus||same as Beaverkill||838||46.8||wadeable|
|Neversink||Caddis, spinners, small Olives||209||47.5||fishable-wadeable|
|West Branch||same as Beaverkill, small Olives||494||45.3||wadeable|
|Willowemoc||same as Beaverkill||268||43.5 yest. a.m.||wadeable|
Fishing Conditions-It's still cool and damp and this weather will continue throughout the week. Today will be warmer than yesterday with some a.m. rain and fog with a high of 54. All rivers are in decent condition and have mainly cleared after yesterday's rain. Caddis flies are active on all rivers. As Caddis flies increase, mornings can be a good time for spent caddis. Small Olives are on all rivers. There are still some Blue Quills. Hatch intensity varies from day to day. Rivers are in decent shape. Fish have moved into the faster water. March Browns are starting to make their appearance. It now looks like spring outside-the grass is green, Forsythia bushes have flowers on them (although not opened yet) and leaves are now on the trees. All the natural flowering trees have their flowers. Tulip leaves are up-but no flowers yet. Daffodils are blooming. The Beaverkill and Willowemoc- both rivers are clear and in decent shape. Flow was 350 at noon yesterday while the norm is 660. Gage height is 2.57. Water temp was 44 yesterday a.m. Caddis are round most days, along with some Blue Quills. Most of the Olives are in late afternoon. The East Branch is still somewhat low and clear. This can be a challenging river. There are still some Hendriciksons and spinners, There are still some small Olives emerging later in the day. The West Branch--has a reduced release of 150 cfs from Cannonsville. Only wading is possible at this release. Longer and finer leaders will be a big help. There are still some Hendricksons in the upper reaches. There are a decent number of small Olives, Blue Quills and Caddis. The Esopus is up below the portal and wading is limited. Better conditions exist above the portal, The Neversink - This river is wadeable and is at a decentl flow. Below Bridgeville there are some March Browns. The upper area has more Olives and Caddis, Sulphurs are the next major hatch on this river. The Main Stem- is at an good fishing level. It has fished well this spring. There are more March Browns on this river but mostly Caddis, spinners, small Olives and Blue Quills.
The unsettled weather of this week should be a help to fishing, With low water, a cloudy day is a help, March Browns should be a major hatch in about a week or so, Hatches seem to be a little earlier this year, probably due to the warmer winter.
Rick took a lesson with Joe on 4/13/16 and caught this VERY large fish on a Hendrickson Comparadun. He was rightfully excited
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-mailed 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 21st 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 starting April 1st from 8-5WEATHER-5/2/16-some a.m.rain and 54. Tonight mostly cloudy and 42.
.Looking ahead- tomorrow, Tuesday some sun, then clouds and 56. Wednesday a passing shower and 57. Thursday cloudy with a little rain and 56. Friday mostly cloudy with a shower and 60.
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FLY OF THE WEEK
This is the seventh fly of the 2016 fishing season. This is our March Brown Soft Hackle.
This fly works not only as a March Brown but also as a typical soft hackle pattern representing Caddis or other food items.
- Hook- Wapsi NW3 #10, #12
- body- gold Hare's Mask
- rib-copper wire
- tail- pheasant tail fibers
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!