- May 29th, 2015---- It is now 6:00 this Friday morning. Yesterday was a warm and somewhat humid day but we had no t-storms. Cooler less humid conditions moved in by dinner time. Rivers are now clear and all have receded. We may have a t-storm tomorrow, Saturday. Currently conditions are good although the tail waters remain low. The change in weather was also a help in increasing bug life. As for flies, some spotty Green Drakes and their spinners are about. Brown Drakes and Isonychias have begun. Caddis can be important but often go unnoticed. All rivers are fishable. Keep an eye on river temps on the lower Main Stem. Nymphs are also effective with Caddis patterns and pheasant tails good choices. This is a good time to fish subsurface as a large amount of nymph life is present.
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-Friday-May 29, 2015 6:00 a.m.
|Beaverkill||Gray Fox, few Sulphurs, small Olives, coffin flies||427||55 yest, a.m.||wadeable|
||same as above||1710||
|East Branch||same as above||143||60.3||easy wading|
|Esopus||same as above, no coffin flies||396||54.1||wadeable|
|Neversink||same as above-no coffin flies||136||63.1||wadeable/fishable|
|West Branch||same as above, Green Drakes||271||56.3||wadeable|
|Willowemoc||same as above||256||54.5 yest. a.m.||fishable|
Sulphurs anbd Caddis, There are reports of the large Caddis in the morning, The West Branch remains low and clear but fishable. Hatches are a mix of Caddis, Sulphurs, Gray Fox and spinners. Thee are some Drakes, moreso in the lower reaches. A few Isonychias have been spotted. The release is now 200 cfs effective 7:00 a.m. yesterday morning and is still holding. Water temps are not usually a problem on this river. A long leader and some stealth are a help. The Neversink is low and clear. There are some3 Sulphurs and Caddis in the evening. Ants and beetles are excellent choices during the day, Thee are also some small Olives, moreso on cloudy days. This river does not have the Green or Brown Drakes hence no Coffin Flies. The Main Stem is at a good fishing level. A few Isonychias are hatching, There are still some Green Drakle spinners, Evening have had Sulphurs, Caddis and spinners. Nymphs such as Pheasant tails and Prince nymphs fished in the riffles have produced.
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 gets better and better! 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.
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Weather- . Now clear and 52. Today partly sunny and less hunid with a high of 81. Tonight partly cloudy and warm with a low of 60. Tomorrow, Saturday, an afternoon t-storm and 81.
.Looking ahead- Sunday cooler with an a.m. showers and 64. Monday mostly cloudy and 62. Tuesday mostly sunny and 66,
RESERVOIR INFORMATION - Cannonsville-94.5%, Schoharie 85.8% Pepacton 95.8 % ,Neversink 97.0 %, Ashokan 96.8%, Roundout 99.1%, Croton 99.4% of capacity. As of 5/28 combined storage is 96.4 % of capacity while the norm is 98.1%. We are -1.7% of normal.
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FLY OF THE WEEK
This is the twelfth fly of the 2015 fishing season. This is our Yellow Soft Hackle.
I can't let a season go by without at least one soft hackle, This particular color does well at this time of year as it imitates any number of light colored bugs such as small yellow stones, Sulphurs or Caddis,
- Hook- #12-#16 tmc 3671 or Wapsi WN3
- body-working silk
- Body-light hares 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!