- Today is Sunday, August 30th, 2015 at 6:00 a.m with an air temp of 59 degrees under partly cloudy skies. Yesterday was another nice day with good air temps & sunshine-however one could feel the humidity moving back in. We are due for a warm and muggy week. Conditions remain about the same but the hot weather forecast this week will raise water temps, more so on the freestones. Sulphurs are fading but still are in fishable numbers, especially on the West Branch. Olives in a variety of sizes are becoming important hatches. Fishing conditions remain unchanged with the most dependable hatches on the West Branch. A few Caddis flies are starting to show and they will increase in numbers as we get into Sept. Isonychias are spotty but will become a major hatch in September. Currently Olives are on most rivers usually late in the day. At this time of year, terrestrials become very important as there are less hatches. If you are thinking about fall fishing in the Catskills, mid September to late October is a good time to fish. Along with decent Olives and Caddis hatches, terrestrials and streamers are effective. They are good choices for non-hatch situations. Peak fall folliage is usually the 2nd week of October.
- There was a public meeting re: West Branch (Cannonsville) repairs on Thursday, 7/23/15 at 8 p.m. at the State Theater in Deposit. It seems that this meeting allowed for an exchange of information re: the West Branch. There is apparently a major leak in the Cannonsville Reservoir and to repair it, they had to release water daily until the repairs are complete. The word is out that the leak has been repaired. We are awaiting confirmation. As we get more information that can be verified we will pass it on.
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-Sunday-August 30th, 2015 6:00 a.m.
|Beaverkill||Tricos, small Olives, midges, Isos, Spinners||116||57 yest. a.m.||fishable & wadeable, water temps still need to be watched in aft.|
floatable-too warm to fish in Callicoon
|Esopus||same but no Tricos||184||63.1||wadeable|
|Neversink||same as above||159||58.8||wadeable|
|West Branch||same as above||570||48.6||wadeable/floatable|
|Willowemoc||same||82||56.5 yest. a.m.||wadeable|
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-partly cloudy and 59. Today humid with some sun and clouds and 78. Tonight partly cloudy and 59. Tomorrow, Monday, mostly sunny, warm and humid and 81.
.Looking ahead- Tuesday sunny but warm and humid with a high of 83. Wednesday very warm with some sun but humid and 85. Thursday sun with t-storms and warm and 83.
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FLY OF THE WEEK
This is the twenty-first fly of the 2015 fishing season. This is our BWO Cripple
Low floating patterns such as emergers and this cripple pattern are good choices when fish are feeding on Olives, It appears they prefer the sure thing rather than a fly that might get off the water any second, It's important to remember fish can be very selective so be prepared to change flies often.
- Hook- TMC100 DF3-#20--22
- body-brown turkey biot
- Wing- dun cdc
- tail-brown z-lon
- Thorax-olive dubbing
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!