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              The 2017 Fly-Fishing Season


                            July  26th, 2017,  5:30 AM
                                                
                        

New York:

Wappinger Creek      95 cfs     65.0 degrees  wade
                           
Ten Mile                    146 cfs     65.0 degrees  wade

Beaverkill                629 cfs      61.0 degrees   wade
                              

East branch              977 cfs    56.0 degrees   floatable
  "Harvard"                

West Branch            951 cfs    54.0 degrees   limited
  "Hale Eddy"            

Delaware                4120 cfs    62.0 degrees     floatable
"Lordsville"
         
Neversink                 244 cfs    60.0 degrees    wade
                                               
Connecticut:

Housatonic:              
  "Cornwall"            462 cfs     Unavailable    wade

Farmington             334 cfs      Unavailable  wade
"Riverton"


Weather:  For Weather check my links page for up to date reports. 

Best Bet:  Neversink, Beaverkill and Farmington for wading,  The Housatonic for Smallies!

Bugs:   Trico's, Tan caddis #16's, Olives #20's & 24's   sulphers,  Cahills, Iso's.  Green caddis.


***  Summertime, Ant's, Beetles, Hoppers.  Also think Griffth gnats!   Water along fields think Cinnamon ant's, Wooded area's think Black ant's.






Reports:


7/25/17: Had some "me" time today, which I wanted yesterday but mother nature had different idea's.  So this morning I ventured to the Farmington River that had a decent flow, as the Catskills were blown out.  Fun morning as I started out up near the dam.  There I took 2 browns and a bunch of brookies.  Today I used the Echo Fiberglass 4 wt, 8' 6" rod, tons of fun for small to mid size streams. I also used a 12 foot leader that was 5X.  At the upper section I caught those fish on a yellow sallie and a coachman pattern that the Brookies love.  Had some lunch and moved to the a lower section of the Farmington where I caught mostly browns and one Rainbow.  One Brown took my brown floating nymph, all others took the Iso compara dun. Overall today nothing huge, biggest fish a brown was about 15 inches, the Rainbow was about 14/15 inches.  Also a Farmington Rainbow doesn't fight like a Catskill Rainbow, love those Delaware Rainbows, but hey I shouldn't be choosy just happy.  Over all Great day, Overcast, July 25th and the air temp was 63 degrees go figure.  Bugs in the air, tan caddis, olives, a Cahill here and there plus the Iso.  Not to crowded today, and not many tubers!

7/23/17  This morning I gave lessons to Kendal on the East branch a little area I come to like very much.  His casting went well and his presentation was perfect, Kendal landed 4 browns and all took a BWO emerger #22.  What was amazing on the East branch a good day is one to two fish.  He put 4 in the net and missed a few and lost one in battle.  The sizes ran from 12/13 inches to 15/16 inches all fine fish.  Fun by all , wished I had the fly rod in my hand this morning.  Overall the weekend was mostly spent in the shop, tying BWO emergers #20-18's, and Tan caddis X #14's.  The West branch has been the busiest of all rivers, the Willow and Beaverkill are somewhat low with warming temps, although a cold front and rain coming tomorrow and Tuesday and they may become fishable.  Still Sulphers and Olives around with Iso's on the tailwaters, Cahills here and there.  Off tomorrow and Tuesday thinking getting some me time in!

7/20/17:  Yesterday I had a half day lesson with Mike from Orange County, Mike wanted just casting lessons, So for the most part we did just that,  at the end Mike went from casting 20 feet of line to 50-55 feet of line, we also worked on presentations, even throwing streamers and a little nymphing.  We caught one smallmouth and that was it.  I was pleased with Mike's performance in casting.  Bugs in the morning were Trico's and tan caddis.  The Freestones are done, Willowemoc and Beaverkill are to warm now even for mornings, all lessons will be done on the East branch, a tailwater.  Matter of fact all freestones are just to warm now to fish for trout if your into catch and release, they are the Wappingers, Ten Mile, Fishkill, even the Housatonic, but the Housatonic is good for smallmouth bass!  Even the lower sections of tailwaters can be to warm, Mainstem "Buckingham" down river.  East branch of the Delaware from the Town of East branch down river just to warm.  

7/17/17:  Yesterday busy day, I had a morning guide trip then an afternoon lesson.  First I had Will and his son Brook on the Beaverkill, we fished from 8 AM to about noon, we nymphed and we did a Simulator and a dropper nymph, both guys had hook ups and a few fish were caught, some took a zug bug, others took the crystal caddis nymph.  The afternoon I had Laurie and Jason for lessons, Jason ask if I could make sure Laurie caught a fish, I said that's possible.  Well Laurie made the cast with a sulpher cripple and landed a decent fish, the fish were taking sulphers and olive emergers.  So the lessons went well as their casting and presentations were right on.  The Tailwaters are getting warm again, and the rain we recieved is gone, the river are normal and the trees are sucking up the water.  Bugs in the air yesterday were trico's, Olives, Sulphers and vitreus.  Photo below.

7/15/17:  Worked the shop in the morning, then had afternoon lessons with Rorny and his Daughter Talia, we did this lesson on the Beaverkill, which was slightly stained and the flow about 580 cfs.  Rorny casted very well and his presentations were very good, he had a few hook-ups and had one close to being released. Talia landed her first Brown that took a Iso compara dun.  In the air in the afternoon I saw a few vitreus, golden drake and a few Olives.  We fished from 1:30 PM to almost 6PM.  We also tried our hand at nymphing where Rorny had a hook up and lost the fish in battle, and while we were practicing another strategy we hooked a small brown that took a Zug bug.  Tomorrow I have two half day trips.  It was good to get the rain the last two days, it help the Beaverkill and Willow immensely!  Gave it some oxygen and lowered the temps for maybe that day, as I left the water temp reached 66 degrees. 


 7/16/17:  Photo below, Husband and wife Jason and Laurie from Staten Island.  Jason holding Laurie's first ever trout on a fly rod, the fly took a Sulpher cripple.
  7/12/17:  Photo below, Emanuel holding his Sister Theresa best fish of the day, the Brown took a midge emerger #22.  Theresa was so excited about the fight of the fish.   Got to love Family moments!
  7/12/17:  Photo above, Emanuel from Long Island with his first fish of the day, the Brown took a beetle #16.

                   Photo below, Theresa, with her first fish of the day, a Brown that took my guide midge fly pattern.  

                                  I love family outings!

 7/10/17:  Photo above Marie with her first ever brown trout on a fly rod!  The brown took a #22 Griffth's gnat.

   Photo below, Father and Daughter, Marie holding Monty's fish, a Brown that took a Griffth's gnat!  You got to love these moments on the water!

  7/10/17:  Photo below, Mike from Florida holding his first ever Brown trout on a fly rod!  The Brown took a Griffth gnat #22.
  7/1/17:  Photo below, Abbas from N.Y.C, with a very nice brown trout that took a #14 beetle.  His best Trout on a fly rod!
 6/27/17:  Photo below, My daughter Steph with her best fish of the day, a very nice brown that took a BWO #20.  Willowemoc.
 6/25/17:  Photo below, Sofie holding her first Brown trout that she caught on a dry fly, #22 BWO emerger.
 6/25/17:  Photo below, Chris from Orange county N.Y. holding his best fish, a Brown that took a #22 BWO parachute.
 Photo Below:  6/10/17, Matt took this Nice Upper Beaverkill brown on a #14 Cornuta "BWO".
 6/3/17:  Photo below, Tom from Connecticut holding a very nice brown that took a Green Drake emerger.  This was on the Beaverkill.
 5/28/17:  Photo below 13 year old Kieran from Long Island with his first ever Brown on a fly rod.  Also he wins the Family bet where to eat!
 5/26/17:  Photo below, Mark from Salt Point releasing his first Brown of the afternoon, the Brown took a size 12 brown floating nymph on the swing!
 5/24/17:  Photo below, good friend Dick Smith with a nice Brown trout, that took his March Brown.  Dick likes to use his Echo 4 wt, fiberglass on the Willowemoc!
 5/22/17:  Photo below, Dean Avery with his best fish of the day!  The brown trout took my #12 Brown floating nymph.
 5/21/17:  Photo below, Jason Larson with his best fish brown trout of the day.  The Brown took a March brown emerger.  One of three fish he landed!  This was a full day of lessons.
 5/20/17:, Photo below, Jeff from N.J. with his best fish of the day!  The brown took a March brown emerger.
 5/17/17:  Photo below, Harry Sr. carefully removing a fly from a nifty brookie!  The brookie took a #16 brown Wulff.
 5/12/17:  Photo below, Phil and his son Colt, sharing a moment with a nice Willowemoc Brown that took a #18 BWO.
 5/11/17:  Photo below, Phil from Texas with his first ever Beaverkill Brown, that took my Brown floating nymph size #12.
 5/2/17:  Photo below, Beginners luck!  Had a friends kids on the water and Elisha takes this huge brown on a 3wt, 7'6" rod, the brown took a gray spent caddis.  Their Dad was able to find youth waders which got them closer to the fish. It was team work!  By the way this was her second fish.
 5/1/17:  Photo below, Algis with his first ever Brown on a flyrod, Willowemoc, the Brown took a #16 orange stimulator.
 Photo below:  5/1/17, Had some free time on Monday to fish for myself, Fished the West branch of the Delaware and placed this brown in the net, the Brown took a Blue Quill emerger, the flow was just over 400 cfs, The Brown was over 18 inches.
 Photo below:  5/2/17, Jim Corless with the Best Brown caught in the Neversink, the brown took a Tan caddis emerger.
 4/30/17:  Photo below, Joe from Brooklyn with his first ever Beaverkill brown and first ever trout on a fly rod.  the brown took a Caddis beadhead pupa as a dropper off of a Hendrickson compara dun.
  4/29/17:  Photo Below:  Ray from N.J. with his first Beaverkill brown of the day.  The Brown took a Brown Caddis X #16. 
 4/24/17:  Photo below, Wendell Refior from Boston Mass took this nifty Rainbow on the Farmington river.  The Rainbow took a Green soft Hackle.
 4/16/17:  Most holidays are family time, my buddy Charlie does just that spends time with his kids.  Over the years I have put Riley and Kelsey on the web with their photo's of there fish.  Well here is another year of the kids having fun with there Dad.  Top photo is Kelsey "no fish get's by" holding and releasing her best fish of the day.  Bottom photo is Riley "no fish to tough" holding and releasing his best fish of the day!  Good family fun!  Thank you Charlie for sharing!
 4/15/17:  Photo below, Charlie Fiske took a float trip with his new friend Marty, Charlie took this very nice 20 inch brown on a streamer.
  4/14/17:  David Collins of Westchester County took two nice Beaverkill Browns today.  the Browns took a size 14 Stonefly dry fly!  First dry fly fish of the year!
 Photo below:  10/17/16, Mike Madureira of Buchanan N.Y  with a Dandy brown that took a Blue wing Olive emerger.
 Photo above:  10/17/16, Tom Madureira with his first Brown of the day, which took a Blue wing Olive.

Photo below:  10/17/16, Phil Terrano with one of his many trout taken today, again the Blue wing Olive.

 Photo above: 10/15/16,  Jennifer with her first ever Rainbow the fish took a hares ear nymph as a dropper off a stimulator.

Photo below: 10/15/16, Lucas with his first ever Brown trout that took a BWO.

 Photo below:  10/15/16, Abbas with his first ever trout taken on a fly rod, the nifty brown took my brown floating nymph.
 Photo Below:  October 11th, 2016, Toby Tobias from Oregon with a nice fall Rainbow, taken on a Caddis nymph.
   9/13/16:  Photo below, Terry Chapman from the state of Mass, with his first ever Beaverkill Brown.  The Brown took my Yellowsallie pattern. 
 9/2/16,  Photo below:  Jim Newcomb from Chicago holds a nice 16/17 inch brown trout, that took a unexpected spinner in a experiment, a Golden spinner size 10.  He actually caught 3 more trout on that fly around 7 PM.
8/18/16: Photo below,  Emanuel from Long Island holding his first ever Brown trout caught on a dry fly!  The Brown took my Brown floating nymph #20
Photo below:  June 11th - my brother-in-law, Joe Uva landing one of the many Browns he caught today, this one took a Snowshoe Sulpher Emerger.
Photo below:  July 8th, 2016:  Quinn Lai with her best East branch brown trout. The Brown took a sulpher emerger. 
Photo above and Below:  June 14th, 2016:  My wife Jeannie with her first tussel of a trout on a flyrod!  Below is her first trout she placed in the net!  The trout took a Ausable wulff.
Photo below:  June 8th, 2016:  My client Gary Needell holding a nice Beaverkill brown that took a yellow stimulator.
Below photo, June 7th, 2016:  Kristy Wilson holding one of her many trout caught on a day of lessons.  Kristy was on the Willowemoc and the trout today took a beetle, Brown floating nymphs, and a Tan caddis pupa.
Photo above and Below, May 30th, 2016:  Upper Bob Lusardi with his first Beaverkill brown on the fly-rod. 

Photo below, Bill Weimer with his first ever Beaverkill Brown on the fly-rod. 
 Photo below:  May 21st, 2016, Erik Brower with his first ever Brown trout on the Flyrod.  The Beaverkill brown took my March brown emerger!
  Photo's above & below, May 20th, 2016, Father and Son, Jerry and Julian from Valley forge Pa.  Both are holding there first ever Beaverkill Rainbows that took my beadhead soft hackle green caddis larve. 
  Photo below:  May 9th, 2016:  New friend Taylor Inman took this very nice brown on the Beaverkill with a Apple caddis.
 Photo below:  May 9th, 2016:  Long time client Bob Ciabocci holds one of his West branch Browns that took a red quill #14.
 Photo below, 5/2/16,  Fish-camp buddie Jim Corless holding a nice West branch brown that took a Brown floating nymph.
 Photo below:  5/3/16 West branch of the Delaware, my friend Vinny with one of his many brown trout caught this day.
 5/3/16:  Photo below Fish-camp pal Vinny has Olives covering his rain gear!  West branch of the Delaware.
Photo Below:  April 29th, 2016,  Joel from Texas holds his Beaverkill Rainbow that took my Brown floating nymph #18.  
 Photo Below:  April 28th 2016:  Christian Johns first Willowemoc Brown trout, the trout took a size #20 blue wing olive emerger.
Photo Below:  Rich from Wallkill second time with the flyrod, caught 5 browns today!  It was a Caddis day, Photo is his last fish of the Day that took my apple caddis emerger.  
Photo below:  April 23rd, 2016:  Riley and Dad share a special moment with Rileys first ever trout on the willowemoc.  Riley caught 4 trout on the spinning rod! 
  Photo Below, April 13th, 2016:  Rich from Walkill with his first ever Beaverkill Brown trout on a fly rod!  The Brown took a Hendrickson comparadun.  This was a day of lessons what a first trout!
Dry flies:
July:


Olives  

Sm.    Sulphers

Yellow drake

Golden drake

Vitreus

Needhami

Iso's

Cahills

Trico's

Hebe's

White Mayfly



Tan Caddis

Olive Caddis

Green sedge





 

 

 

 

 

 


Nymphs:

July:



Pheasant tail's


Flashback- Pheasant tail



Case caddis


Caddis Nymphs


Hare's ear


Peacock caddis Larve


Copper John's


Brassies


Prince Nymphs


For the summer think Small nymphs!