- April 26, 2015---- It is now 6:45 this Monday morning. Yesterday was a cool, cloudy day and surface activity was very limited. A few Quill Gordons have started to show, Rivers in general are all now in good shape, The nymph fishing has been productive with stoneflies and Caddis being good choices. Streamers have also worked well when fished slowly. We are expecting decent weather for the next few days and that should improve the dry fly fishing. Fly fishermen were all over the rivers yesterday.
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.
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.
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We will continue using TWITTER in 2015 for those of you who utilize this source of information. The coming year will be our 17th year of giving ACCURATE daily stream information on-line.Stream Conditions-Monday-April 27, 2015 6:45 a.m.
|Beaverkill||stone flies, caddis, BlueQuills, streamers||735|| 36 yest. a.m.
||stoneflies, caddis, Blue Quills, streamers||3000||
|floatable with wading|
|East Branch||stoneflies, Caddis, Blue Quills,streamers||216||41.5||easy wading|
|Esopus||stoneflies, Caddis, Blue Quills, streamers||785||43.5||wadeable|
|Neversink||stoneflies, Caddis, BlueQuills, streamers||116||46.0||wadeable/fishable|
|West Branch||Caddis,Blue Quills, stoneflies,streamers||468||42.8||floatable/wadeable|
|Willowemoc||Caddis, BlueQuills, stoneflies, streamers||440||35.5||wadeable|
Fishing Condiions-All rivers are clear and fishable. Lots of fishermen are on the water. The Beaverkill and Willowemoc- Both rivers are clear and in good shape. Wading is possible on both rivers. Yesterday mornings water temp was 36 and rose to 44 in the afternoon. Gauge height is 3.30 this morning and was 3.40 yesterday, Flow was 790 at noon yesterday while the norm is 750. We are above normal for today's date. Hatches have been Blue Quills, Caddis and a few stoneflies. The East Branch is at a good wade level and clear. A few Quill Gordons are about in mid to late afternoon as well as some Caddis and Stone Flies. The fish have not risen well to the fly. Nymphs are still the best choice. The Esopus is now wadeable and still has some color. At this time of year the tribs can hold some good fish and would be a good choice. The West Branch is at an ideal fishing flow, Yesterday was slow but there have been some Blue Quills, stoneflies and a few Caddis. Hatches have been sporatic and mostly mid day on. Nymphing has proved effective. Fish have started to be taken fishing this river. The release from Cannonsville is 74 cfs effective 4/14/15 and is still holding. With this minimum release, water levels will drop quickly. The Neversink is now easily wadeable. It has fished decently this spring although hatches have been sparse. Small streamers have picked up some decent fish. There are a few Caddis and stoneflies about as well as Blue Quills. There should be some Quill Gordons in the very near future. The Main Stem is at a good ishing level. Like other rivers fish are slow to surface feed.
Thanks for all the pics you e-mailed us this past year. Every year gets better and better! Get them coming once fish start to become active. 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 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 40 and cloudy, Today a brief shower or two and a high of 48. Tonight mostly cloudy and breezy with a low of 35. Tomorrow, Tuesday, partly sunny and warmer but breezy and 58.
.Looking ahead- Wednesday a mix of sun and clouds and 64. Thursday showers mainly later and 62. Friday cooler with showers possible and 49.
RESERVOIR INFORMATION - Cannonsville-97.7%, Schoharie 100.9 % Pepacton 92.2 % ,Neversink 90.5 %, Ashokan 93.4%, Roundout 97.6%, Croton 100.1% of capacity. As of 4/21 combined storage is 95.4 % of capacity while the norm is 98.3%. We are -2.9% of normal.
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FLY OF THE WEEK
This is the seventh fly of the 2015 fishing season. This is our Iris Caddis.
A great part of the insect life in Catskill rivers consists of Caddis, although they are often overlooked because of the mayflies. In May, Caddis are a major hatch and this buggy little fellow comes from Blue Ribbon flies. It floats and with the white z-lon is easy to see.
- Hook- #14-#18 tmc 100 or Wapsi DF 1
- Shuck-amber z-lon
- Body-Hare's ear
-Wing-loop of white z-lon
-Head-Hare's Ear Mask
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!