- Today is Saturday, July 4th, 2015 at 6:00 a.m. Today is the day we celebrate our nation's independence-not one of us should take it for granted. Although the weather is not great with some light rain and relatively cool air and water temps, the rivers are in unbelievable shape for early July-with great river levels and cool water temps. Tailwaters remain high and and many are unwadeable due to full reservoir levels and spillage while the freestones (i.e. the Beaverkill and Willowemoc are in great shape. With the current levels of the tailwaters, surface activity would be poor. Hatches in general remain about the same with Sulphurs an important hatch. There are also some Caddis and Isonychias.
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.
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. We will be doing one shortly, now that the busy season has calmed down.
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. 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 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-Saturday-July 4th, 2015 6:00 a.m.
|Beaverkill||Sulphurs, small Olives, Isonychias, Caddis,spinners||643||57 yest, a.m.||in great shape|
||same as above||6370||
|East Branch||same as above||1010||52.0||too high to wade|
|Esopus||same as above||595||59.2||becoming wadeable|
|Neversink||same as above-no Cornudas||318||61.5||wadeable|
|West Branch||same as above||3100||58.5||floatable only|
|Willowemoc||same as above||385||56.5 yest. a.m.||in great shape|
BK on 6/6/15 -this took place at Cairns pool.
Tom took this beauty on the Beaverkill with a #22 Pheasant Tail om 5/25/15.
Frankie took this nice fish on 4/25/15. He also took a bunch of others. Good work.
Pepper took this nice fish on the MainStem on Sunday.
Geoff took this nice fish on 5/4/15 on the main stem using a Hendrickson CD.
Sean had a great day 5/4/15 on the Neversink using small streamers.
Jim took this beauty on the
Beaverkill on 4/30. Nice fish!
A proud moment between buddies-Jim and Robbie! Again on the Beaverkill.
Measured 18" brown taken by this young man Taylor yesterday, Saturday 5/9, on the Beaverkill.
Thanks for all the pics you are e-mailing 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 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.
STORE HOURS-DailyNow- mostly cloudy and 57. Today cooler with brief showers and 66. Tonight partly cloudy with late fog and 54. Tomorrow, Sunday, pleasant and warmer with a high of 79.
Monday sun mixing with clouds and 82. Tuesday a mix of sun and clouds and 77. Wednesday some sun with a t-storm and 76.
RESERVOIR INFORMATION - Cannonsville-98.1%, Schoharie 101.1 % Pepacton 99.6% ,Neversink 100.6 %, Ashokan 99.1%, Roundout 98.8%, Croton 99.7% of capacity. As of 6/29 combined storage is 99.5 % of capacity while the norm is 94.6%. We are ahead by 4.9% of normal.
**** 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 sixteenth fly of the 2015 fishing season. This is our Potamanthus.
The Potamanthus (Golden Drake) Parachute emerges close to dark and resembles a large Light Cahill, It prefers the same type of water the Green Drake uses.
- Hook- #10 tmc 2312 or Wapsi NH-7
-Tail-yellow micro fibbetts
- body-cream fox or super fine dubbing
- Wing-cream z-lon
- Hackle-light Ginger
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!