- May 25th, 2015---- It is now 5:45 this Monday morning. This is the midst of the Memorial Day holiday and we should all keep in mind the sacrifices of our armed forces personnel. The Memorial Day parade starts in Roscoe at 10 a.m. and any number of towns are holding special Memorial Day festivities. Yesterday was beautiful sunny day with comfortable air temps which meant that lots of fishermen were on the water. There was a brief shower overnight which had very little impact on the streams-just a few cfs increase on some streams. Today will be sunny once again but with warmer air temps. This should mean that the best surface activity will be either early or late on the freestones. The tailwaters often have sparse hatches throughout the day. March Browns are still around but more spinners than duns. Gray Fox and Caddis are sporadic in the daytime. Sulphurs are now an important emergence and fish are starting to feed on them. The Drakes are spotty and are hit or miss. Fish are starting to get leader shy so a longer or finer leader is a help. River flows remain low for this time of year as rainfall has been sparse. At present fishing has been decent with a number of different hatches, 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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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-Sunday-May 25th, 2015 5:45 a.m.
|Beaverkill||March Browns, Gray Fox, few Sulphurs, small Olives, Green Drakes||176||50 yest, a.m.||wadeable|
||same as above, Green Drakes||901||
|East Branch||same as above, Green Drakes||145||55.9||easy wading|
|Esopus||same as above||334||51.1||wadeable|
|Neversink||same as above||116||48.6||wadeable/fishable|
|West Branch||same as above, Green Drakes||271||53.8||wadeable|
|Willowemoc||same as above||105||49.5 yest. a.m.||wadeable|
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.
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 mostly cloudy and 56. Today very warm with clearing and 81.Tonight partly cloudy and mild with a low of 62. Tomorrow, Tuesday, a t-storm around in the p.m. with a high of 81.
.Looking ahead- Wednesday t-storms and/or showers possible and 79. Thursday a shower or t-storm about and 78. Friday a t-storm around in the p.m. with a high of 80.
RESERVOIR INFORMATION - Cannonsville-96.3%, Schoharie 89.3% Pepacton 97.9 % ,Neversink 98.8 %, Ashokan 97.7%, Roundout 98.7%, Croton 99.6% of capacity. As of 5/19 combined storage is 97.7 % of capacity while the norm is 98.1%. We are -.4% of normal.
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FLY OF THE WEEK
This is the eleventh fly of the 2015 fishing season. This is our Green Drake Parachute.
This fly with it's white post, is easier to see at last light when most spinners are active. Some tie this fly with Grizzly but I prefer the golden badger.
- Hook- #8-#10 tmc 2312 or Wapsi NH7
- Body-white turkey biot.
-Wing Post-white z-lon cut short
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!