Thursday, May 25th, 2017 -It is now Thursday morning, May 25th, at 6:00 a.m. Yesterday was a partly sunny day. Today we will have some scattered rain showers. Light rain and a cloudy day are usually good for fishing. All rivers are at about their normal flow. March Browns, Grey Fox and Sulphurs are on all rivers. Early mornings have been productive. Caddis are still important.. A few Green Drakes are around but not the cosmic hatch. Nymph fishing has been productive.
Rod and reel lost on Saturday at Hazel Bridge Road. If found please drop it off at the shop so we can return it to it's rightful owner.
Never fished South Bend rod -cane-with 2 tips-9' 6-weight-just bag-$120
At customers request, we are posting the cost of guide trips. A full day wade trip for one or two fly fishers is $335-a third person is an additional $80. A half day guide trip for one or two fly fishers is $225 and a third person is an additional $60. Float trips are $405.
Spring is here. The little purple crocuses are finished blooming and other bulbs are blooming. Forsythias have flowers and lilacs are in bloom(they are just about over). Take a breath of the air-you can smell the perfume from all the flowers. Tulips are in bloom. Leaves are out on all the trees.. Started outside spring clean-up. Put in some grass seed. It is starting to come up but Maggy keeps running through it and destroying it as fast as it's growing.
The fly of the week is a Green Drake Emerger. It is posted below.
All in-stock hatch reels are gone--Some customers got a great deal.
This will be our 25th 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.
The morning of flyfest-sunny & beautiful.
A group of attendees at Flyfest.
Our English Setter puppy is now full grown. She weighs about 50 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 pet, 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 healed well. She's cute and is learning to behave at home. She seems to quarter naturally.
The picture on the left is Maggy at 4 months old. On the right is a picture we took last week when she was 11 months old. She still has that puppy look. One look at her and you can see she is a setter.-and not an innocent one.
Mike took this nice fish on the Beaverkill on May 5, 2017, Nice!!!!!
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 2017. Joe's customer took this fish on 5/11/17 on the Beaverkill.
- David Allen with a nice Beaverkill Trout during the last week.
Chet took this beauty on the Beaverkill on 5/18/17.
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. The fiberglass rods are proving very popular.
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 an even better buy. The older ones (last years model of the Headwater) are now on Sale for $229.95 instead of $349.95-only a few left in stock. Other waders remain unchanged. As most of you know, there is no better wader than those made by Simms. They are consistantly rated #1.
It is hard to believe that we've been around for 24+ 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, 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 Thursday, May 25th, 2017 at 6:00 a.m.
|Beaverkill||caddis, Olives, Grey Fox, March Browns||330||57.5||wadeable|
|East Branch-Harvard||same as BK||200||55.5||wadeable|
|Neversink||same as BK||108||56||wadeable|
|West Branch||" plus Hendricksons||575||53.5||wadeable|
|Willowemoc||same as BK||198||
We have had very warm days and very cool days-a normal spring pattern and we just finished having a heat wave. Warmth moved in last Wednesday and ended Friday-thankfully. We are back to normal spring temps. The Beaverkill and Willowemoc- are both wadeable and in decent shape. Best dry fly fishing has been mornings nd evenings. Nymph fishing has been productive. Small Olives, Grey Fox, March Browns, and Sulphurs (just starting) are all about. The East Branch -we have switched to the Harvard gauging station from Fishes Eddy.. The East Branch is low and clear. Current conditions call for a longer leader along with good presentation. The West Branch- in general has fished well. It is at a good fishing level. Hendricksons are about done. Some Sulphurs, Grey Fox and various spinners are about. The Esopus is in decent shape and clear with easy wading. Nymphs are generally more productive than dries. Adams can be a good pattern on this river. . The Neversink -is at a normal level. There are some March Brpwms but more Grey Fox as well as Olives and a few Sulphurs. With cloudy conditions Olives are often present. The Main Stem- is at a good fishing level and is in excellent shape. There are a mix of bugs on this river. It's usually the first river the Drakes show on.
David from Westchester with his BK Brown while out with Joe.
Frankie with a beautiful Willowemoc fish on May 19, 2017.
Gary had a great time on the Willow taking this 18" brown on a #16 Rusty spinner on 5/20/17.
.Ken's brown on the East Branch on 5/20/17 taken on a DS Emerger.
Jason with his BK Brown taken on a March Brown Emerger.
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. START SENDING THEM-OUR NEW COMPUTER IS UP AND RUNNING AND WE ARE READY TO POST 2017 PICS.. Do not send them via faebook-just send them directly to us. Every year we are surprised by the size of some of the fish caught. We post them as quickly as we can. Just send them.. 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 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. In some cases you can print out your license.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. Roscoe has only one place to get a license which will make the process more difficult. if you don't get it in advance.
STORE HOURS= Daily-8 - 5.WEATHER-5/25- Now cloudy and 53-rain will start any moment. Today cooler with occasional rain and 57. Tonight cloudy with periods of rain and 51. Tomorrow, Friday cloudy with spotty showers and 60. Saturday partly sunny and warmer-high of 69. Sunday a couple of t-storms and 65. Monday periods of sun with a shower and 70. RESERVOIR INFORMATION - Cannonsville-101.0%, Schoharie 100.5% Pepacton 100.6% ,Neversink 99.8%, Ashokan 99.9%, Roundout 98.5%, Croton 97.7% of capacity. As of 5/23/17 combined storage is 99.6% of capacity while the norm is 98.2%. We are +1.4% above normal.
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FLY OF THE WEEK
This is the eighth fly of the 2017 fishing season. This is our Green Drake Emerger
We should see Drakes in about a week or so It's normally a late day emerger.
- Hook- Wapsi NH7 -#8-#10
- Body-pale yellow
- Tail-olive mallard
- Wing-Olive Deer Hair
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.