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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

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          "The 2019 Fly-Fishing Season"                June 24, 2019, 6:00 AM
"Flow's subject to change based on Mother nature" 
New York:

Wappingers Creek    76 cfs  Unavailable low
Ten Mile                    135 cfs Unavailable   wade

Beaverkill        814 cfs     58.0 degrees    wade
East Branch        932 cfs    49.1 degrees  limited

West Branch       1880 cfs   46.7  degrees float
 "Hale Eddy"              

Delaware            4360 cfs    57.2  degrees float
Neversink             361 cfs    60.9 degrees  wade

 "Cornwall"         598 cfs     Unavailable  wade

Farmington      292 cfs       Unavailable   wade

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

Best Bet:  Willowemoc, Farmington, Beaverkill, Esopus.    
Bugs:  Olives mix sizes, Caddis, sulphers mix sizes,  Gray fox, Iso's, Drakes, Cahill.



6/24/19:  Had morning lessons with Mike from Brooklyn, He did fine with his castng and presentations.  Mike fooled a few fish and placed one in the net.  On the Willow they were up eating Beetles, but the fish in the net took a size #18 brown floating nymph.  Fish yesterday afternoon on the East, lots of bugs including Drakes, Fish were on Drakes, dark caddis, and a size #10 Cahill pattern.  Photo Below:

6/23/19:  East branch of the Delaware is high but fishable in spots, had some fun yesterday fishing for myself, Green drakes, Gray fox, Dark caddis, Some sulphers.  Some Coffin flies returned to the water and landed, I was off the water by 9 PM, fish were up eating just not in numbers and those who did rise, were up against the banks. Catskill rivers remain high, but are clear. 

6/21/19:  Delaware and Sullivan county received a ton of rain, rivers are unwadable.  Stay in the Hudson Valley area to fish today.  May take a day or two for the Beaverkill to come down, tailwaters are floatable but are rising slowly. 

6/19/19:  Yesterday afternoon the East branch and West branch have a release going, So the wading is limited.  Sad it happened, yesterday was one of the Best Green drake fishing I had with friend Gene Monty, we caught some wonderful browns in the 18-19 inch range, now the wading will be limited.  Photo of Gene's fish. 

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. 
6/8/19:  Gary Needell with a nice Brown that took a beadhead Pheasant tail.
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. 
6/2/19: Found a few Dark blue Sedge on my trailer this morning, usually they coincide with Drakes. 
5/31/19: Had some me time last night after closing the shop, Fished the East branch, Egg laying caddis to mix sulphers, this is the first Brown that took a sulpher pattern for me this year! Not bad!
5/28/19: Vinny from Cold Spring with his West branch Brown that took a Brown floating nymph. 
5/27/19: I hit a nice Spinnerfall on the East branch of the Delaware just before dark. 
5/26/19:  Andre Valenti with a nice East branch brown, Apple caddis.
5/25/19:  Top and bottom Photo's, Nancy Montgomery & Son Hudson with his first Beaverkill Rainbow, Prince nymph. Nancy's Brown took a Prince Nymph also. Mother and Son trips are a lot of fun!
5/24/19:  Nolan from Connecticut with his first ever Beaverkill Brown, that took a tan caddis pupa. 
5/24/19:  Wearing the right hat is everything, just ask young Riley!  Good Job to Riley and Dad Charlie. 
5/17/19:  Greg from North Carolina, With his first ever Beaverkill Brown.  The brown took a large Olive #14.  
5/8/19 : Martin Craig with his first ever Beaverkill Brown, the Brown took a size #16 PT as a dropper from a dry fly.   
5/4/19:  Ryan with a very nice brown taken in the Beaverkill on a Hendrickson emerger. 
5/3/19:  Chris from Lower Westchester holding his best Brown of the day.  The Brown took a Hendrickson compara dun. Beaverkill.
5/3/19:  Mess of Hendricksons in one sampling in the Seine! 
5/1/19:  Don from PA, with a beautiful brown taken in the Willowemoc, took a Pheasant tail soft hackle #14. 
4/30/19: last day of a cold wet month, Fished with Andre Valenti another guide from Catskill flies, We got into a few fish!  
Top photo:  My Best brown that took a Brown Ausable wulff.
Bottom Photo: Andre Valenti, his fish took a Hendrickson emerger. 
4/25/19: Moira holding the best fish of the day, which gave her bragging rights.  The brown took a Yellow stimulator #14, she had many more fish that took Hendrickson compara dun #12, Little Ausable wulff #16. Fun day with Moira and Pat. 
4/23/19: Elisa with her best fish of the day, 1/2 day lesson, Willowemoc.  It's always exciting to hear the reel scream to place smiles on the clients face. 
 10/13/18:  Max from N.J. with his first ever Brown on a fly-rod, the Brown took a black muddler on his first or second cast.  
 10/7/18:  Fall in the Catskills, photo taken yesterday morning at Hazel Bridge on the Willowemoc.  Absolutely Beautiful! 
 10/7/18:  Bill from Toronto Canada looking down at a Wild Rainbow caught in the Beaverkill, the Rainbow sipped my Brown floating nymph! 
10/5/18:  Photo below, Brady and Stephanie from Washington D.C. with Brady's first ever Beaverkill Trout on a Fly-rod!  The Brown took a size #18 BWO. 
 10/2/18:  Steve from Westchester, first ever Beaverkill Bow, took a Black ghost streamer #6
 9/17/18:  Photo's above and Below,  My time fishing, two pretty fish caught up in the Upper Willowemoc, the Browns all took a orange stimulator, the Brookies loved the Royal Coachmen #16. Sunset was awesome with purples and reds!
 9/15/18:  Nostalgic afternoon for me using my Bamboo rod!  Took a few Browns on the Willowemoc in the afternoon, they took a CDC Tan caddis emerger #14.  I love fishing soft rods, weather it's Bamboo or Fiberglass!
  9/15/18:  Kendall from NYC with his first ever Brown trout caught on a fly-rod!  The Brown took a Royal coachman. 
 9/4/18:  Amanda from NYC,  with her first Beaverkill Brown caught on a fly-rod. The Brown took a BWO parachute #20. 
 9/3/18:  Kyle from NYC with his first ever Brown caught on a Fly-rod.  The Brown took a foam beetle size #14.


March browns
Gray fox
Large Sulphers #14
Large Olive #14
Sulphers #18
Green drake
Brown drake

Tan caddis
Dark blue sedge
Olive caddis


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