Last year on the Willowemoc about this time!
10/18/19: The end of the season is here, our first season without Dennis.We at Catskill flies thank you all for your condolences through out the year. It was a growing year for us running the business and your feedback was very much appreciated and helpful. We are moving towards 2020 to continue our success for you. It was a successful season as our guides were busier than ever with clients placing some very nice fish in the net. The shop was always hoping and our inventory at this time of the year is low, thanks to you. We hope to see you in the Spring our shop will be here to serve you.
Thank you, the Staff of Catskill flies.
New Winter hours, Closed Monday through Friday, Saturday 9AM - 3PM, Sunday 9AM -3 PM, Weather related days such as snow the shop maybe closed, so call ahead!
GET YOUR FISHING LICENSE BEFORE COMING TO FISH. THEY ARE HARD TO COME BY locally. THE ONLY STORE IN TOWN THAT SELLS THEM DOES NOT OPEN UNTIL MID MORNING. Or call #866-933-2257 and save your license on your phone till the hard copy comes in the mail.
This will be our 22nd year of bringing you the best of product lines, the most up-to-date stream information and the input of guides and staff with lots of experience on the water as well as tying tips and patterns. We work hard at sharing only the TRUTH. The store is stocked with products-both old favorites and new.
There are 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. We will try to do some more this year.
FLIES-Again this year we had some new patterns that caused 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 (that can't be said for many brands) and are a joy to both cast and fish. The fiberglass rods are proving very popular.
SIMMS- "We are the Oldest and most knowledgeable Simms dealer in the Roscoe area", Simms Freestones 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. Simms also made some changes to the Headwater wader, making them an even better buy. We now have the Simms Tributary wader at a very affordable cost. As most of you know, there are no better waders than those made by Simms. They are consistently rated #1 by consumers and by experts.
It is hard to believe that we've been around for 20+ years -trying to serve our customers to the best of our ability. Reports are honest without exaggeration-we see no point in lying to our customers who put a great deal of faith into our reports and we want them to enjoy their fishing days and get the best possible outcome.
Remember you can find us on Instagram follow JoeatCatskillflies, or simply go to catskillflies.com for all the latest and accurate fishing info.
Stream Conditions today, November 15, 2019 at 9:00 am.
|River||Flies||Water Temps||Today's CFS||Conditions|
|Beaverkill||Olives, midges, nymphs||34.0||342||wade|
|| Olives, midges, nymphs
|East Branch-Harvard||Olives, midges, nymphs||35.7||162||wade|
|Esopus||Olives, midges, nymphs||36.1||44.9||wade|
|Neversink||Olives, midges, nymphs||Closed|
|Olives, midges, nymphs||37.7||258||wade|
November 15, 2019, Here's a weekend report, Streams are in good shape for fishing, Going to be cold this weekend. Most of the leaves are down as you can see the logging roads in the mountains along Rt. 17. Also updated the weekend weather at the bottom. The last couple of times out fishing Olives were the ticket. The Browns and Brookies are spawning so watch the redds. I also want to thank everyone for sharing their class of 2019 photos, looking forward to the new photo's of 2020. Beaverkill and Willowemoc, Olives of mix sizes, midges. East branch Olives of mix sizes, midges, West Branch Olives, midges, Mainstem Olives of mix sizes and spinners, Neversink, closed to fishing. Esopus, Olives, midges.
10/1/19: Larry from Buffalo with his first East branch brown. Out with Andre.
9/29/19: Pete Osborne with a very nice East branch brown, Thanks for sharing!
9/22/19: Christopher with a nifty Bluegill he caught with his Great Grandpa! Reminds me of my roots and how I got started! Thanks for sharing.
9/7/19: Anthony Masilio with a very nice East branch Rainbow that took a rusty spinner, Thanks for sharing Anthony!
9/4/19: Karen Cotton from Illinois with a dandy East branch Rainbow! The Bow took a Olive cripple, out with Joe.
8/31/19: Shop guide Andre Valenti with a very nice Rainbow caught in the East branch!
8/27/19: I saw this young bear cross the road near Barnhardts pool, Sunday morning. I saw another one a week ago near Gamelands.
8/20/19: Jason from Westchester with his best fish of the day, West branch of the Delaware. Out with Joe.
8/16/19: Tim Ansbach is a proud husband of his wife Kristy, so are the boy's of Catskillflies. Tim bought Kristy a new Echo #3 rod and her abilities have soared! Kristy is now learning to tie flies and caught this beauty on her own tied fly! Beautiful fish Kristy! Thanks for sharing.
8/10/19: Chris from Canada holding his best fish of the morning while out with Joe. Most browns took a rusty spinner #20.
8/3/19: Out with her Husband Tim, Kristy Ansbach is holding a very nice West branch brown. Thanks for sharing Tim!
7/14/19: Steve Dolce holding a beautiful Brown he caught on the West Branch during a Sulpher hatch. Thanks for sharing!
7/8/19: John Conolly & JC, holding JCs first Trout! Was a team effort. Love those family photo's! Thanks for sharing!
7/6/19: Walt Toomer with a very nice Bow he caught in the West branch! Thanks for sharing.
7/5/19: The Brown family, Paul holding his first ever Wild Rainbow! Out with Joe.
7/3/19: Nothing like a Father and Daughter outing, Eliza and her proud Dad Rob, out with Andre.
7/3/19: Manny Cammarata with his first Brown on a dry fly! Way to go Manny!
7/2/19: Leonard with his West branch brown that took a sulpher emerger #14, Thanks for sharing Leonard!
6/29/19: 93 year old Arthur Janos, holding a wonderful brown taken in the Willowemoc. Thanks for sharing!
6/26/19: Tim From Butternut campground, holding a dandy of a Brown caught in the East branch on a Tan caddis. Thanks for sharing!
6/24/19: Kevin Miller holding a very nice Rainbow caught in the East branch on a Sulpher, out with Joe.
6/23/19: Mike from Brooklyn, holding his first ever Beaverkill Brown on a fly-rod, out with Joe.
6/23/19: Chris sharing his photo of a very nice brown caught in the Willowemoc.
6/18/19: Gene Monty hitting the drakes at the right time, places a nice Brown in the net.
6/18/19: Chris with a nice Beaverkill Brown, ate a CDC caddis emerger #14, out with Jeff.
6/18/19: Chris Deever holding a huge 27 inch Brown, caught on a tailwater.
6/14/19: Richard Gregg with a wonderful Beaverkill Brown that took a blue Quill, thanks for sharing Richard!
6/12/19: Shawn out with Jeff, first ever Trout on a fly-rod!
6/10/19: Chris holding a dandy of a Brown, out with our float trip guide Rich Mccombie.
6/9/19: Gary Needell with a Beaverkill Rainbow! Out with Joe.
6/8/19: Gary Needell out with Joe, holding his best brown of the day!
6/6/19: Christian Stathis holding a very nice brown caught near Shinhopple on a Iso #10. Thanks for sharing Chris!
6/6/19: Bill from Canada, with a decent Brookie caught in the East branch.
6/4/19: Doubling up, fished with Andre last night, we both hooked up to some very nice fish, Andre's was just over 20 inches. Rusty Spinner & Sulpher cripples were the ticket.
6/1/19: Louis out with our Guide Andre, holding his first ever Beaverkill Brown that took a March brown.
6/3/19: Brian sharing his photo of a Dandy Esopus rainbow! The rainbow took a attractor nymph.
6/1/19: Bob holding a beast of a Neversink Brown that took a March brown Comparadun. Bob was out with our guide Jeff Phelan.
5/30/19: Randy on the West branch out with our float guide Rich.
5/30/19: Bruce holding a dandy of a West branch brown, out with our float guide Rich.
5/28/19: Vinny from Cold Spring, sharing his photo holding a nice West Branch brown, while fishing in the fog.
5/28/19: Noel sharing his photo of a very nice Brown caught on the West branch on a DS emerger.
5/29/19: Brendan sharing his photo of a very nice West branch brown that took a DS emerger.
5/26/19: Andre Valenti our shop guide out scouting the East branch.
5/27/19: Steve Szeliga sharing his photo of a nice West branch brown, Caught it on a Spent Apple caddis
5/26/19: Chris first ever Beaverkill Brown, netted by our guide Andre, the Brown took a soft hackle as a dropper, Willowemoc.
5/25/19: Top and bottom photo's are Mother and Son, Nancy Montgomery, holding a Brown, Hudson holding Rainbow, both placed fish in the net on the Upper Beaverkill, Prince nymph and Olive emerger were the ticket. Out with Joe, Joe said Mother and Son trips are a lot of fun!
5/24/19: Robert LaViano sharing his photo of a dandy brown caught in the Willow on a March brown emerger.
5/23/19: Rob from Rhinebeck N.Y. out with shop guide Jeff, with one of his many browns.
5/24/19: Nolan from Connecticut out with Joe with his first ever Beaverkill brown, that took a tan caddis emerger.
5/18/19: Leonard sharing his photo of a wonderful Rainbow caught in the Mainstem on a #12 Hendrickson dry.
5/16/19: Herb from Pottsdam N.Y. out with our float trip guide Chris Dever.
5/11/19: Steve Szeliga floated the WB with his friend Dave Smilth, Dave holding a very nice Brown! Thanks for sharing.
5/8/19: Martin Craig out with Joe, caught his first ever Beaverkill Brown.
5/7/19: Rich McCombie Guide floated David Wanderman down the West branch of the Delaware and David was rewarded with numerous fish! Happy Client!
5/6/19: Brian Changlai,Took this Beautiful Brook trout in the Beaverkill, The Brook trout took a Hendrickson.
5/4/19: James Kong from Long Island floated the West Branch with our guide Chris Dever. James caught numerous fish on Hendrickson's!
5/4/19: Chris from lower Westchester, holding the Best Rainbow I've seen this year taken in the Beaverkill on a Tan caddis emerger.
5/4/19: Ryan from Lower Westchester holding a very nice Brown taken in the Beaverkill on a Hendrickson emerger.
5/4/19: Meet our newest guide for float trips, on left Chris Dever, taking his client Fernando from Columbia down the West branch.
5/3/19: Chris from lower Westchester out with Joe, holding his best fish of the afternoon, the Brown took a Hendrickson cripple, the Beaverkill.
5/2/19: Michelle Monty with a beautiful East branch brown.
4/30/19: On their annual Catskill trip, stopping first in Catskillflies then off to the Willowemoc where PT soft hackles were the answer to these beautiful trout! Don is top photo and John is Bottom photo. Great trip for the PA guy's! Thanks for sharing the Photo's.
4/30/19: Catskill flies guide Andre Valenti out scouting the Waters.
4/25/19: Fredric Peilbusch sharing his photo of a very nice brown taken in the Neversink. Fredric said the brown took his Quill Gordon wet fly tied by his late friend Richard Comerford, Richard loved spending time in Catskillflies shooting the "beep" with Dennis.
4/25/19: Moira Colangelos out with Joe, holding her best Brown of the day taken in the Willowemoc. Her first on a dry fly!
4/23/18: First time Flyfishing, Elisa out with Joe holding her best trout! Taken on the Willowemoc. The brown took a Yellow stimulator #14.
4/8/19: Joe went out scouting the East branch and scored his first Brown on a dry fly, Blue wing Olive #18
4/8/19: Mike Canonico, with a nice Brown, lower Neversink
4/8/19: Griffin Kelsey with a nice Brown, Lower Neversink.
Thanks for all of the pics you send us! We are looking forward to seeing more this 2019 season. It brings us joy to see our friends and clients having a good time on the water. When e-mailing the pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org feel free to give your name, date, water you fished and the fly you caught it on!
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STORE HOURS - "Winter" Closed Monday through Friday. Saturday & Sunday- 9AM -3PM, Store hours are subject to bad weather, call before coming.Roscoe Weather -Nov. 15, Friday, Sunny, high around 49 degrees, winds, WSW 5 - 10 mph, Saturday, Sunny skies. Colder, high around 35 degrees, winds- N. 5 - 10 mph. Sunday, Intervals of clouds and sunshine in the morning with more clouds in the afternoon. High 41 degrees, Winds NNE- 5 - 10 mph.
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FLY OF THE WEEK - "Dennis's Corner"
Baby Brown streamer:
A killer streamer this time of the year!
Hook - Wapsi - Streamer #8 or #6
Thread- 6/0 Black
Tail - Orange Calf tail
Body - Yellow floss
Rib - Gold tinsel
Under wing - Yellow Marabou
Over wing - Brown Marabou
Throat - Orange Marabou
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 anomaly - 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 first and foremost.