Friday, March. 24th, 2017 - Fishing season is only a week away. This will be our 25th year of bringing you the best of product lines, the most up-to-date stream information and the imput 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.
The morning of flyfest-sunny & beautiful.
A group of attendees at Flyfest.
We are now back to weekly fishing reports unless conditions change. Store hours are now 9-4 5 days per week-we are closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays. We will resume a full schedule on April 1st, when we will be open daily.
Our English Setter puppy is now full grown. She weighs about 65 pounds and is already taller than Connie-our older setter. She continues to be a handfull. She has so much energy that it puts all of us, and our other pets, to shame. She ripped a pad on her foot racing through the woods and she screamed so loudly that Dennis and I both thought she broke her leg. Thankfully between hydrogen peroxide, antibiotic ointment, vet-wrap & antibiotics, she is healing well with no sign of infection.
Maggy looks sweet but she is a terror-10/14/16
March 24, 2017. Right now it is 1:30 p.m. on this Friday afternoon with an air temp of 37 very chilly degrees with cloudy skies. We had some frozen precipitation and some rain earlier. All in all,a nasty day.
Fall at home.
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.
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!
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 (that can't be said for many brands) and are a joy to both cast and fish.
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. Simms also made some changes to the Headwater wader, making them even better. Other waders remain unchanged.
It is hard to believe that we've been around for 24years +-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, get updates via Twitter, or simply go to catskillflies.com for all the latest and accurate fishing info.
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 2017 for those of you who utilize this source of information. The coming year will be our 25th year of giving ACCURATE daily stream information on-line.Stream Conditions-Friday. March 24, 2017 1:30 p.m.
|West Branch||streamers, nymphs||1620||36.5||wadeable/floatable|
We got about 2 feet of snow in last weeks snow storm. Better late than never. There is still lots of snow on the ground. At this time of year subsurface fishing is a more effective method. Rivers are in decent shape and with the warmer weather ice has mostly gone out. Currently rivers are clear but some warm days or rain will cause rivers to go off color. We are expecting some unsettled weather for the next few days. This will probably raise water levels. At this time all rivers are clear but that could change at any time due to the substantial snow pack. Reservoirs are near normal levels but there is still lostsd of snow left to melt. Cannonsville is dumping water and wading would not be possible. It doesn 't look like an early season.Check before fishing as some rivers are closed til April 1st and others have sections available for fishing. The Beaverkill and Willowemoc- Both rivers closed at the end of November. The no-kill sections are open all year long,. The flow was 353 cfs this morning. The East Branch closed at the end of November.The West Branch- remains open below the Gamelands. The Esopus is closed to fishing. The Neversink - This river is closed til April 1st. The Main Stem- is at a decent llevel. Think subsurface but look for Olives in the afternoon. Nymphs and streamers are good choices if you have the urge to fish.
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-please do it again this year. 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 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 24th 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 except Tuesday & Wednesday til April 1st.WEATHER-3/24 a wintry mix with a high of 43.- Tonight cloudy with some late drizzle and 41. Tomorrow, Saturday, 49 with a touch of rain. Sunday cloudy with a little rain and cooler with a high of 41. Monday a little rain and drizzle and 51. Tuesday periods of rain and 56. RESERVOIR INFORMATION - Cannonsville-87.1%, Schoharie 90.8% Pepacton 87.1% ,Neversink 87.5%, Ashokan 88.4%, Roundout 93.2%, Croton 99.1% of capacity. As of 3/24/17 combined storage is 90.0 % of capacity while the norm is 93.0%. We are -3% below normal.
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FLY OF THE WEEK
This is the first fly of the 2017fishing season. This is our Quill Gordon.
One of the first mayflies of the season, emergence starts when water temps reach the high forties. This is an afternoon emergence although on warm days hatches can occur in the morning.
- Hook- Wapsi DF1-#12-14
- Wing-wood duck
- Body-bleached peacock Quill
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 first and foremost.