-Thursday, October 20, 2016 -air temp is 45. We are now doing weekly fishing reports. Daily reports will resume in March, 2017. Fly of the week is also finished for 2016.. We have been having a resurgence of summer with unbelievably warm air temps. That is now over. There is a chance of wet weather for the next three days. This will be more of the on again, off again kind of rain. The freestone rivers remain in poor shape while the tailwaters would be a better choice. Hatches are mostly Olives and Caddis. At this time of year nymphs and streamer patterns are good choices. Terrestrials make up a major part of the trouts diet during this time of year. Fish feed on a variety of food sources. Opening day of fishing season was 4/1/16. The shop is open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. except for Fri, Sat & Sundays when we open at 8 and close at 5. All rivers are open for fishing. NEW Fly posted-Baby Brown Trout
The Catskill Fly Fishing Center is presenting the Art of Artifice exhibition from Oct. 17th - November 30th. The opening reception is Oct 22 from 4-6 at the Wulff Gallery. The exhibition features 40 macro photos of beautifully crafted trout flies celebrating the centuries -old fly tying tradition and the master artisans who fabricated these miniature sculptures out of feathers, fur & thread.
BIG NEWS-we got our new English Setter puppy a month ago. She is proving to be a handfull. She has so much energy that it puts all of us, and our other pets, to shame. Unfortunately she screams to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night-which means she has to be walked. Nothing like going out about 1 a.m.
Maggy looks sweet but she is a terror-10/14/16
Oct. 20th, 2016. Right now it is 6:00 a.m. on this Thursday morning with an air temp of 45 degrees with partly cloudy skies.
Fall at home.
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!
Chet on the Miramichi on 9/13/16-what a life, what a fish!
- 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 2017!
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.
All women's clothing on sale for 20% off. Any discontinued product is also on sale.
We will continue using TWITTER in 2016 for those of you who utilize this source of information. The coming year will be our 24th year of giving ACCURATE daily stream information on-line.Stream Conditions-Thursday-Oct, 20th, 2016 6:00 a.m.
|Beaverkill||olives||53||53 yesterday a.m.||very low|
||small Olives, beetles & ants||1210||59.9||floatable|
|Esopus||same as above||37||54.9||unfishable|
|West Branch||Sm.Olives, Caddis||866||57.9||wadeable/floatable|
53. yesterday a.m.
Check before fishing as some rivers are closed for the year and others have sections available for fishing.The freestones are quite low regardless of the light showers we've had. WE NEED RAIN BADLY. Releases have come down as the City prepares for fall and winter water storage. Things can change as Cannonsville is used first if more water is needed in the main stem. Without any real rain, both the Beaverkill and Willow's volume keeps decreasing.The tailwaters continue to offer the far better fishing. Fishing has been better on cloudy days. The tailwaters have small Olives. This hatch will come earlier as the weather cools. A few Caddis are around both early and late. Small Caddis nymphs can be a good choice as Caddis are active in the fall. Hatches have been spotty with fishable hatches on some days while other days there are none. The hillsides now look beautiful with all the colors of fall. The Beaverkill and Willowemoc- Both rivers are very low and both rivers are in poor condition although water temps are not a problem. The flow was 54 cfs yesterday at noon while 205 is normal. The gage depth is .59. There are some caddis in the late afternoon. The East Branch had an increase in flow due to reservoir releases with improving river conditions. After Oct. 15th, there is no fishing above Shinhopple. There have been some Olive hatches usually late day as well as some Caddis. Hoppers and other terrestrials have worked. This river below East Branch has decent water temps but is low yet fishable. The West Branch - It does have some color due to the reservoir level but it has little effect on fishing. It has a release of 883 cfs. Releases are subject to change at anytime. There are some Olives and Caddis. Some light colored streamers are a good choice on this river in the fall and not just during high water flows. Bright streamers are quite popular but often a small more natural looking streamer works better. Keep them small. Nymphs can often be very effective with small pheasant tails and soft hackles being good choices. This river is open for fishing from the Gamelands downstream. The Esopus is off-color and extremely low which makes fishing impossible. It's running mud as the portal is pulling mud and water due to low reservoir levels. This river is toast for the rest of the year. The reservoir is very low and it doesn't look as if conditions will improve the rest of the fall. Here's another place to take off your list this fall. Thanks to Tony for his information-he is very reliable. The Neversink - This river is closed for the season. The Main Stem- is now at a floatable/wadeable level. Hatches are Olives and Caddis in the afternoon but they are difficult to predict. Nymphs and streamers are good choices. Water temps are not a problem. Surface activity has been slow. Think nymphs and soft hackles during non hatch situations. Any hatches are later in the afternoon.
Although hatches are not heavy at this time of year, trout continue to eat . Nymphs, terrestrials and minnows are now important food sources.
12 year old Ben took this fish on the Willow on 6/29/16. He tied the fly himself.
Alan got his July 4th reward on the
CatskillFly float trip on 5/18/16 w/sam decker.
Chet with his monster on 6/10/16-while on the Main stem.
.Alan took this rainbow on the West over Memorial Day weekend.
Chet took this baby on 6/13/16. WOW!!!!
Rick took a lesson with Joe on 4/13/16 and caught this VERY large fish on a Hendrickson Comparadun. He was rightfully excited
Tom Puzio using a partridge & Green on 5/18/16.
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 23rd 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-Monday-Thursday 9-4. Friday, Saturday and Sunday-8-5.WEATHER-10/20-cooler with a few showers and 60. Tonight overcast with a little rain but mild with a low of 57. Tomorrow, Friday cloudy with a little rain and 61. Saturday rain mixing with snow, windy and 42. Sunday mostly sunny and warmer with a high of 50. Monday a brief shower and 48.. RESERVOIR INFORMATION - Cannonsville-36.5%, Schoharie 7.7% Pepacton 66.2% ,Neversink 64,9%, Ashokan 63.9%, Roundout 91.4%, Croton 90.0% of capacity. As of 10/19/16 combined storage is 64.9 % of capacity while the norm is 74.5%. We are -9.6% below normal.
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FLY OF THE WEEK
This is the thirtieth fly of the 2016 fishing season. This is our Baby Brown Trout.
At this time of year bait fish make up a large share of a trout's diet. This is a go-to pattern when I fish streamers.
- Hook-#6-8 streamer 3XL
- Thread-white-black for head
-throat-0orange calf-long as hook
-wing-yellow marabou bottom, brown top
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!