Happy Holiday's from the staff of Catskill flies!
12/22/19, "Closed for the season", We are now closed for the season, on a rare Occasion I maybe in the shop on a Saturday in January or February. If not I will see you in the Spring of 2020!
Come all ye tyers, Fly fest, February 29, 2020, Time to get rid of that Cabin fever and Bring your vise and thread and join us at the Dennis Skarka Fly fest, Being held at the Catskill flyfishing museum. Call 845-439-4810 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. and let them know your coming!
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 simply go to catskillflies.com for all the latest and accurate fishing info.
Stream Conditions today, November 23, 2019 at 9:00 am.
|River||Flies||Water Temps||Today's CFS||Conditions|
|Beaverkill||Olives, midges, nymphs||36.4||437||wade|
|| Olives, midges, nymphs
|East Branch-Harvard||Olives, midges, nymphs||37.9||185||wade|
|Esopus||Olives, midges, nymphs||37.7||227||wade|
|Neversink||Olives, midges, nymphs||Closed|
|Olives, midges, nymphs||38.8||271||wade|
November 23, 2019, Here's a weekend report, Streams are in good shape for fishing, 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.
8/20/19: 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.
6/1/19: 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.
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. feel free to give your name, date, water you fished and the fly you caught it on!
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 by e-mail. This is our 23rd year in Roscoe and we love seeing each one of you and making new friends.You can get your license by calling 866-933-2257 Monday through Friday. You will receive a transaction number which is good for two weeks, until your actual license arrives by mail. Just have your old license available, if you have one, and your credit card to cover the cost. Please be sure to secure your license prior to coming to town.
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, Saturday- Sunshine with few afternoon clouds, High 42 degrees. Winds SW 5 - 10 mph. Sunday- Rain and snow showers in the morning transitioning into snow showers in the afternoon.Temps in the mid 30's to upper 30's. Winds NNW at 10 - 20 mph. Snowfall about a inch.
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FLY OF THE WEEK - "Dennis's Corner"
I took this picture after it was heavily eaten! A Great fall fly, stood out when there was many leaves drifting down stream and trout were surface feeding between them.
Hook - Wapsi - DF1 12 or 10
Thread- 8/0 orange
Tail - Deer hair
Body - Cinnamon
Wing - Orange Calf tail
Hackle - Brown and Grizzley
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.