Winter store hours are now in effect and we will be open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays during the month of February. Much of course is dependent upon the weather.
Feb. 5, 2016-So far this winter the weather has been warmer than normal with little snow, However we have had frequent rains and currently river conditions are good, If current conditions remain unchanged we could have an early start to the new season, Only time will tell!! we will keep you informed.
Fly Fest 2016 is scheduled for this coming Saturday, Feb. 6th, 2016 at the CFFC & Museum. Catskill John and Rick Fischer will again be spearheading plans. We can't thank them enough for all their hard work. Rick can be reached at email@example.com. You can also go to facebook and look at Fly Fest 2016 for a little more detail. As of this morning there is no snow on the ground. The snow impacting the city, Long Island and Connectiut is not falling here. The roads should be fine tomorrow!!!! We spoke with Erin today and the room is being set up by volunteers. Don't know if you are aware that Jim Krul has left the museum-mainly for retirement. He will be missed. Agnes will be baking for Fly Fest and we will also bring in some goodies to sustain you while tying or watching, We look forward to seeing you all.
- NEW-Used Tackle-see below
- This beauty was caught on the Beaverkill by Brian on Sunday, December 6th, 2015. He also took another nice fish on a sculpin-good day!!
- Daily Fishing Reports have ended for this year. The Neversink is closed to fishing effective Oct. 16th and sections of rivers are closed as well. After Nov. 30th fishing is confined to only a few areas, the no-kill sections and the West and Main. We have had decent water levels and air temps. This will be our last update of fishing conditions until the new year. Get ready to see some new features on this page as well as some new products in the shop.
- Today is Saturday, November 28th, 2015 at 6:00 a.m with an air temp of 48 degrees under partly cloudy skies. Today will be colder with a shower or two possible. The forecast for the coming week is still temps above normal with some rain. Small olives can be present until early Dec. depending on weather but nymphs and streamers are the best choices.
- DEP COMPLETES 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.
USED TACKLE- ZXL-9ft, 5wght 4 piece rod with tube in good condition-$360.
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 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.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 hope you had a great 2015 fishing 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, with more to follow over the fall and winter, 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.
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-Nov. 28th, 2015 6:00 a.m.
|Beaverkill||small Olives, nymphs & streamers||519||45 yest. a.m.||fishable|
|West Branch||same as above, paraleps||277||47.5||wadeable|
|Willowemoc||same||310||44.5 yest. a.m.||wadeable|
Fishing Conditions- The Olives will continue throughout November and most Olive hatches are best on cloudy days. Nymphs and streamers are now important as fish look for new sources of food, How you fish a streamer is often as important as the pattern. It is now late fall/early winter with trees are bare. The Beaverkill and Willowemoc- Yesterday morning's water temp was 45 at 8 a,m. Gauge height is 2.7 this morning and was 2.75 at noon yesterday. Flow was 560 at noon yesterday while the norm is 505.. These rivers are open until Nov. 30th. Olives are important most afternoons with more bugs on cloudy days. Nymphs smaller than 16 are effective, The East Branch is fishable but closes to fishing on Nov, 30th,. The West Branch- is open year round. Streamers can be a good choice. Fish can be very picky when feeding on Olives. The river above the "game lands" closed to fishing the 15th of October. Fishing now starts at the gamelands. Streamer fishing can be decent at this time of year. Hatches are spotty and are mostly Olives, The Esopus closes on Nov. 30th. The Neversink - This river is ClOSED to fishing effective Oct, 15th and reopens on April 1st, 2016. The Main Stem- This river is open year round.
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. We are making plans for the new season and if you have any ideas, please let us know. This is our 20th 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-DailyWEATHER-Now 48 and partly cloudy. Today colder with a shower or 2 and 46, Tonight clouds breaking and 28. Tomorrow, Sunday, a mix of sun and clouds and 42.
.Looking ahead- Monday mostly sunny and 39. Tuesday cloudy with a little rain and 43. Wednesday periods of rain and 45.
**** 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 twenty-ninth fly of the 2015 fishing season. This is our Baby Brown Trout.
I've found this pattern to be effective when fish are feeding on small minnows. No matter what the pattern streamers need to be moved in a way that excites the fish, making it important to vary the retrieve.
- Hook- Streamer -3 or 4XL #6
- tail-yellow hair
- body- yellow floss
- rib-small gold tinsel
- tail-orange calf tail
-wing bottom-orange calf tail/wing top-brown over yellow hair tied sparsely.
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!