March Brown time! Easy on the eyes!
On Saturday April 27, Dennis was inducted into the CFFC Hall of Fame along with Agnes Van Putt. It was a wonderful ceremony and Dennis would have been proud although never voicing it. Lots of people attended the dinner and everyone who spoke had terrific things to say. Today, Sunday was the memorial for Dennis. It was very well attended by shop customers, coworkers, friends, business people, etc... The stories and anecdotes told by those who spoke were all filled with fun facts and lots of warmth and loving memories. All the attendees were glad they came. I hope that all of us could be the receivers of those same words and well wishes. I will hold the memories close to my heart, to say nothing of the memories Dennis left me with. He was one hell of a good man and I will always miss him.
Guest tyer! Meet Tom Mason Saturday May 25, 2019 from 1 PM - 4 PM. Tom specializes in Soft hackles of historical nature.
"Free Appraisal Day" at Catskill flies, May 25, 2019 - Dick Smith owner of Westfield Flats Trading Company, will be in the shop from 9 am to 1 pm, giving free appraisals on vintage fly-rods & reels. Bring in your grandfather's bamboo or fiberglass rod or his old reel and find out what the value is, or even the history of when it was made. Dick has over 40 years experience. Mark it on your calendar!
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.
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.
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Stream Conditions today, May 22, 2019 at 6:00 am.
|River||Flies||Water Temps||Today's CFS||Conditions|
|Beaverkill||Olives,March browns, Sulphers, Caddis||52.0||681||wade|
|| Olives,Blue Quills, Hendricksons, Caddis, March browns, Sulphers
|East Branch-Harvard||Olives, Blue quills. Quill Gordons, Hendrickson's||45.3||835||limited|
|Esopus||Olives, Blue Quills, March browns, Large Sulphers, Caddis, Yellow sallies.||53.2||516||wade|
|Neversink||Olives, March brown,Sulphers Caddis||52.7||506||wade|
||Olives, Hendricksons, Blue Quills, Caddis, March browns, Large Sulphers||46.0||2830||float|
|Willowemoc||Olives, Blue Quills, Large Sulpher, Caddis||50.0||408||wade|
May 22, Setting up to be a decent Memorial day weekend, water levels are dropping March browns more prevalent, Keep your fingers crossed. Dry fly action is still on the slow side,there has been some good bug activity on the EB, just that anglers are only seeing a few heads, West branch has done well for the floaters. Beaverkill and Willowemoc are now seeing March browns, Large Sulphers #14, Olives of mix sizes, some blue Quills, Yellow sallies, spinners and Caddis. East branch is still seeing Hendricksons, Blue Quills, Olives of mix sizes, lower East has some March browns and big Sulphers. West Branch is seeing Hendricksons, Olives, Caddis, Blue Quills, Spinners.few March browns in the lower end. Mainstem is still seeing Hendricksons, Caddis, Olives of mix sizes, blue Quills and spinners. There are now March browns on the lower Mainstem with large Sulphers.. Neversink, Has had a Caddis,March browns, Sulphers large, Olives, Blue Quills and Yellow Sallies, Spinners also. Esopus, Blue Quills, Olives, Yellow Sallies and Caddis, March browns, Large Sulphers.
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.
5/3/19: Just one quick sample in my seine! Yesterday on the Beaverkill. Hendricksons.
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.
4/23/19: This morning on the Catskill flyfishing Museum bridge, Along with black stoneflies.
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.
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FLY OF THE WEEK - "Dennis's Corner"
The Yellow Sallies, A stonefly that has been out and about. This is a Great pattern to use when fishing is slow and there is no hatches.
Hook - Wapsi - NH7 #16 or #14
Thread- 8/0 yellow
Wing- Bleached Elk or Deer
Body- Pale yellow
Butt- Red Superfine or what you prefer
Hackle - LT. Ginger
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.