-May 25th, 2016 The 2016 fishing season opened on April 1st. It has been good so see many of our old customers and friends. The shop is now open daily from 8:00 a.m. All rivers are now open for fishing. Daily reports follow. New fly posted-Green Drake Emerger.
MAY 24th, 2016. Right now it is 6:00 a.m. on this Wednesday morning with an air temp of 56 degrees under mostly clear skies. Yesterday was a partly cloudy day with comfortable air temps. All rivers are lower than normal but fishable. Late in the day is prime dry fly time. We are expecting some warmer weather and possible thundershowers later in the week and over the weekend. We could use some rain and the water folks are being tight with reservoir releases. Along with the mayflies, Caddis are around in decent numbers and they are often around when mayflies are hatching. It's important to check rise forms. There are still some March Browns but more Grey Fox and some Sulphurs as well as small Olives. The Drakes remain spotty but still no major emergence. It should be any day now.
REDINGTON WADERS-A $25 rebate is available on the Palix, Willow River & Crosswater waders-which we carry. They are good buys without the rebate and even better with. Just come in for specifics.
We have a used but in great shape 6'8" 3 weight Little River bamboo Rod with 2 original tips-$825. there is also a Little River Rod that is 8'-5 weight that has little usage. It is a perfect dry fly rod-$960.
Deliveries are in so check out new products including Simms. Some innovative products!!
Due to overwhelming requests, there are now fly tying videos online. The response has been extremely positive. Just go to the fly tying header on the main page and click on the March Brown fly. This is the first in a series of tying videos with Dennis' instruction. Two others are posted as well.
Here are images of fish taken in 2016. Torrey and Mandy fished the West Branch on 3/24/16 and took a bunch of fish, Here are just 2 pictures reflecting their success.
- NEW-Used Tackle-see below
- Chris on 5/1/16-a happy fellow!
- DEP COMPLETED 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.
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 zipper front wader in the freestone model that doesn't require a second mortgage to own and yet have the quality of all Simms products. After a full year of selling the product we have not had even one report of product failure.
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.
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 2016 for those of you who utilize this source of information. The coming year will be our 18th year of giving ACCURATE daily stream information on-line.Stream Conditions-Wednesday-May 25th, 2016 6:00 a.m.
|Beaverkill||Caddis, spinners, small Olives, paraleps, Sulphurs. March Browns, Grey Fox||272||55 yest. a.m.||wadeable|
||Caddis, spinners, paraleps, small Olives, Sulphurs, March Browns, Grey Fox||1380||
|floatable & wadeable|
|East Branch||same as above||176||55.8||wadeable|
|Esopus||same as Beaverkill||369||52.5||wadeable|
|Neversink||Caddis, spinners, small Olives||175||55.6||wadeable|
|West Branch||same as Beaverkill, small Olives||396||53.1||wadeable|
|Willowemoc||same as Beaverkill||173||54.5 yest. a.m.||wadeable|
Fishing Conditions- Today partly sunny and warm with a high of 81. Yesterday was a partly cloudy day-perfect for fishing. Rivers are all fishable and levels continue to recede slowly. We could use some rain. Grey Fox, Caddis flies are still active on all rivers. Small Olives are on all rivers. Hatch intensity varies from day to day. Rivers are in good shape. March Browns and Sulphurs are on all rivers. A few Green Drakes have been spotted-no heavy emergence yet but that should come at any time. Mornings are best fished with a nymph-a pheasant tail in a variety of sizes would be a good choice. With all the different flies now emerging it is important to recognize what the fish are feeding on, It now looks and feels like spring outside. The grass is very green (growing quickly), my favorite-lilacs-are now in bloom and the smell of them is intoxicating, and leaves on the trees have all opened. The azaleas are blooming as are all the native flowering trees. Tulip leaves are up-but no flowers yet. Daffodils are over for another year. Beautiful weather to be outside. The Beaverkill and Willowemoc- both rivers are clear and wadeable-but are lower than normal. Flow was 290 at noon yesterday while the norm is 510. Gage height is 2.02. Water temp was 55 yesterday a.m. Early morning fishing has been slow-mostly a nymph fishing event. Most emergence is later in the day with Caddis mixed with some Grey Fox, Sulphurs and some small Olives. The East Branch is low but fishable. Hatches are later in the day. This can make for challenging fishing, There are Caddis, some Sulphur spinners, Grey Fox. The water below East Branch is good Green Drake water and they should be on the water any day now. The West Branch- is wadeable. It has a release of 260 cfs from Cannonsville making for lower than normal river flows. This level is getting thin for hard boats, There re some Sulphurs as well as small Olives, a few March Browns, Caddis and Grey Fox. Most dry fly fishing is in the afternoon. The Esopus is clear and wadeable. It is in good shape and has fished well this year, The portal is closed. This river generally does not get the heavy hatches of some other rivers but it is a great nymph fishing river. It does get some hatches-look for some March Browns and Grey Fox-very few Green Drakes. The Neversink - This river is at a good, normal fishing level including the gorge. There are decent Sulphur hatches as well as some Olives and Caddis. There are more Gray Fox and March Browns below Bridgeville. This river does not get either Green or Brown Drake hatches. The Main Stem- has fished well this spring. It is wadeable. There are some decent Sulphur and Caddis hatches as well as some Grey Fox and small Olives (close to dark). Some spotty Green Drakes are about although this is usually a good river for Drakes. Caddis are about late in the day.
Fishing is currently consistent with all rivers fishing decently. From about now until mid June is an excellent time to be on the river as insect hatches are at their peak. With all the choices of flies, fish can be picky. As we get into the later part of May, stoneflies become an important food source for the trout. A big golden stone can be a good nymph pattern to try.
CatskillFly float trip on 5/18/16 w/sam decker.
Sams second customer (2 buddies) on 5/18
Tony Haskell obviously had fun on the Main Stem on 5/18/16.
Rick took a lesson with Joe on 4/13/16 and caught this VERY large fish on a Hendrickson Comparadun. He was rightfully excited
Mike with his Beaverkill fish!
Pepper took this nice fish on the MainStem on Sunday..
A proud moment between buddies-Jim and Robbie! Again on the Beaverkill.
Thanks for all the pics you continue to e-mail 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 21st 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-Daily starting April 1st from 8-5WEATHER-5/25/16-partly sunny and warm with a high of 81. Tonight patchy cloudy and 56.
.Looking ahead- tomorrow, Thursday a t-storm around in the p.m. and 83. Friday a couple of t-storms around and 82. Saturday cloudy with a couple of t-storms and 83. Sunday a couple of t-storms and 81.
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FLY OF THE WEEK
This is the tenth fly of the 2016 fishing season. This is our Green Drake Emerger
Drakes can attract some of the rivers largest fish to feed, It is normally an evening hatch. Because of it's short duration of about a week to 10 days, hitting it right is often a matter of luck.
- Hook- Wapsi NH7-#8-10 2XL
- tail-yellow micro-fibbets
- body-natures spirit pale yellow
- wing-cream Z-lon
-hackle-grizzly dyed olive
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!