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Where lessons are learned, laughter a must. Tears of pain when the big one comes off.  And the tales get bigger each year!
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                        This will be a daily report
                  2020 Fishing Report
             October 16, 2020, 6:30 AM

Beaverkill,    157 cfs  54.1 degrees  wade
Closed at the Rt. 206 bridge upstream

Willowemoc,   53 cfs  52.5 degrees low

East branch     98 cfs  54.1 degrees low
"Harvard"   Closed Shinhopple bridge

West branch   476 cfs  51.2 degrees wade
"Hale Eddy"  Open Gamelands down river

Mainstem      898 cfs  56.3 degrees wade

Neversink     222 cfs  Closed

Esopus        315 cfs   57.5  degrees wade

Wappinger     33  cfs     N/A      low

Housatonic     298  cfs     N/A      wade

Farmington    127  cfs     N/A    wade

Bug's -  Iso's, Cahills Tan & October caddis, Olives.

10/16/20:  Well all good things end till the next season. This is the last report for the year, the Covid year. If you want to follow me some more go to Trouttownflies.com for reports in the Catskills till the end of October. Shop hours will change a bit next week, we will be open Monday-Wednesday 9 to 4pm, Thursday - Sunday 9-5pm till the end of the month, Novemeber Thursday- Sunday 9 to 4pm based on the weather, December just weekends. Hopefully the shop will be on-line for gear that you can order. I will put some new flies on the web over the winter and freshen the website. I want to thank everyone who supported me and my family this year, without your support we would not of made it through Covid. I truly appreciated your business and friendship. Till Next year!  Joe

10/15/20:  didn't fish last night as I waited for my wife to arrive to try on her new waders and boots, "oh no", But as I sat and killed time watching the Willowemoc I saw a few fish rising to olives. Willowemoc and the East branch are low, the rest of the rivers are fine. Remember tonight midnight the season ends on some of the rivers. Oh and Yes the waders fit, "oh no".  Jean retires and now wants to flyfish.

10/14/20:  Closed up the shop and fish near by, as it gets darker early I need some time, So I fished a popular pool and placed a few nice fish in the net on Olives and my best fish took a September peach.  Rivers are in fair shape, West branch of the Delaware is like a yo-yo again with flows. East branch is low long leaders a must, water temps are not an issue. Today in Roscoe high 63 degrees with a WNW wind 5-10 mph, mostly sunny.

10/13/20:  Didn't get to much rain yesterday, yesterdays issue was wind and cold. Today high 55 degrees with occasional showers, winds NNW 10-15 mph. Fished for a brief moment yesterday afternoon, few Olives and Hebe's on the water, couple of rises, missed one landed one. Rivers are a mix bag this morning, West branch did a big release yesterday, so today this will catch up with the Mainstem. East branch is low but fishable. Neversink and Esopus are seeing a release this morning. Farmington and Wappingers are on the rise, might be do to rain. Just a reminder October 15th, some rivers or sections of rivers will be closing for the season. 

10/12/20:  Sorry for not posting the last few days there was a snafu with the host. Raining this morning then just clouding up later today high about 50 degrees, with a ESE wind of 10-15 mph. Fishing has be fair, water levels fair, it's becoming Olive season so to speak and small they are. Last night it was some caddis and a mix of spinners, few fish rising, nothing steady, net came up empty. Leaves are becoming a issue, you could hear words from an angler not meant for the public's ear. Very busy weekend in Roscoe as the season is winding up. Jeannie and my family want to "thank" all who supported our flyshop during the covid year. We really enjoyed meeting new faces and seeing old friends, without you we couldn't of done this. We are a mom and pop shop. Again Thank you! 

Exciting news!  I now own Trout Town Flies, LLC "formerly Catskill Flies" in Roscoe, New York, as most of you know I managed Catskill Flies last year and have been a guide there for many years.  While the name will change, our staff will return with the same philosophy and service provided in the past.  We will still tie the flies that Dennis did, as well as a few of our own. If you have any questions, please email me at flyshop@TroutTownFlies.com.  or Call the shop at 607-290-4107.  I am in the process of building a website for the store which is coming soon.

Updated Links page, now you can find daily weather reports for the destination you choose for fishing!

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4/24/20:  Steve "no water is to high" Dolce with a nice Beaverkill Rainbow, caught using a Hendrickson Pattern.
4/24/20:  Good friend Kevin Miller with a nice Beaverkill brown that took a hendrickson.
4/7/20:  This brown took a Quill Gordon Emerger.
4/4/20:  First fish of the year on a dry!  The nice brown took a brown Caddis X.  Couple of fish were up and feeding, missed one on the stone fly.  Nice to get the first one.
4/8/20:  Took this nice brown on a white streamer!
10/3/19:  Top and bottom photo's are Brain and Delores from Canada, I'd say there was some fun competition between the two. First time for the both of them landing a few trout on the fly-rod!
9/25/19:  East branch brookie, caught two that night, Great colors!  Both Brookies ate the September peach.  Just so you know these were stocked. 
9/16/17: Elisa first ever Beaverkill trout, so excited she was she did a selfie!  It's Great to see the excitement in a new angler when they land a fish. 
9/7/19:  Young Anthony Masilio with a dandy of a East branch Rainbow that took a rusty spinner!
9/4/19: Karen Cotton from Ill. with a dandy of a East branch Rainbow, the Bow ate a BWO cripple. 
8/31/19:  My friend Andre, with the Best East branch Rainbow I have seen.  Olive emerger!
8/26/19: Bear sightings are more frequent now in the Catskills, the loggers call them the new wood rats. I saw this young one cross old 17 near Barnhardts pool the other morning.   
8/20/19: Full day guide with Jason and Dan, Jason holding best fish of the day. West branch of the Delaware. 
8/16/19: My Friend Kristy Ansbach out with her husband Tim, holding a very nice West branch Brown.  Tim purchased her a new Echo #3 rod which improved her casting and accuracy and now she is landing some awesome fish.  But that's not all, she is now into fly tying and landed this brown on her own fly! 
8/9/19:  Chris from Canada with his best brown of the morning!  Chris placed 5 browns in the net, from rusty spinners to midges.
8/4/19:  Kristy Ansbach holding a very nice West branch Brown.  The Brown took a Zebra midge as a dropper. 
7/14/19: Steve Dolce sharing his photo of a wonderful brown he caught on the West branch during Sulpher time!  Thanks Steve.
7/5/19:  The Brown family with Paul's first wild Rainbow!
7/3/19:  Every once in a while I get a Brown with nice color and unique spots, this East branch brown took a size #18 sulpher parachute. 
7/3/19: Manny from Brooklyn holding his first ever Brown on a dry fly!  The brown took a size #20 Olive emerger in the Willowemoc.  
6/25/19:Fun time with Kevin & Wes Miller, Steve Dolce, Mid-Hudson TU donation fulfilled, Kevin holding a nice Rainbow from the East branch of the Delaware, Everyone caught fish either on the Willow or later in the day on the EB. 
6/23/19:  Mike from Brooklyn holding his first ever Willowemoc Brown caught on a fly-rod!
6/19/19: Fished with Gene Monty yesterday afternoon, We caught some decent Browns over 18 inches on Green drakes.  This is Genes best fish!
6/15/19: Maybe the Best Rainbow any of my clients ever caught on the Beaverkill!  First cast/first fish! Way to go Gary!
6/15/19: Happy Fathers day to me! 8 PM the night before, #10 Cahill emerger on my favorite river. 
6/6/19: Bill from Canada with a decent brookie caught on the East branch.
6/4/19: Doubling up, fished last night with Andre we hit a terrific spinnerfall of mix spinners.  We also had Sulphers, Olives, and March browns on the water.  Andre's fish took a spinner, mine a sulpher cripple. 



October Caddis
Tan caddis

stones, Golden and black



Black stones #2-4
Goldenstones #12 -10?
Pheasant tails 20-12
Haresear's #14 -10's
Prince nymphs
Art flicks Iso nymph
Copper Johns
B.H. Caddis larve-
In different colors #16 -12