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Fish-Camp is my time with friends and guest. 
Where lessons are learned, laughter a must. Tears of pain when the big one comes off.  And the tales get bigger each year!
  Photo right:  Nothing is greater than a client landing a quality trout in my net!
                        This will be a daily report

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

              The 2018 Fly-Fishing Season

                                March 24th, 2018

New York:

Wappinger Creek     414 cfs    Unavailable    wade
        "Closed from Pleasant Valley dam upstream"
Ten Mile             443 cfs      Unavailable       closed

Beaverkill          311 cfs     36.0 degrees       wade 
        "Closed from Route 206 bridge upstream"

East branch       295 cfs    37.0 degrees    closed

West Branch      676 cfs    37.0 degrees       wade
 "Hale Eddy"  "Closed from Gamelands upstream"            

Delaware          1540 cfs    38.0 degrees      wade
Neversink           175 cfs    37.0 degrees     closed

  "Cornwall"         1070 cfs     Unavailable    wade

Farmington           143 cfs      Unavailable    wade

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

Best Bet:  Where they are open.  

Bugs:  Stoneflies,  midges, 


3/24/18:  So it's that time of the year starting next Sunday, so I will be posting flows and activities.  Can't believe the season is upon us!  

3/11/18:  Spring is coming, returned to the Fly-shop today, "Catskillflies", Put away the new inventory and started to clean up the place.  Streams look great, but there is a good amount of snow pac in the Roscoe area, 4-6 inches in the lower Beaverkill area, and up in the Mountains or upper Beaverkill 1 to 2 feet of snow, so I don't think the fishing will kick in soon. There have been guys drifting the West branch and Mainstem, they have been taken a few fish here and there with streamers, Midges have been the Main hatch, around 2 pm.  Back to the shop on Thursday. 

 3/14/18:  RIP Lefty Kreh, A visible man who will be missed!  The fly-fishing shows will be empty without him. I remember years ago at the Somerset show watching him cast with ease at the casting pond, and pondered if someday I could cast like him.  A true legend! 
 3/11/18: Returned to the fly-shop today, It's a good feeling, as this means Spring is coming!  The shelves are getting filled with new inventory and the Bookings are starting!
 12/11/17:  Photo Below, Doug Mershimer with his "smallest" Rainbow caught on the Salmon river.  
  12/11/17:  Photo below, Charlie Fiske King of the Steelhead holding one of many Steelies he caught over the weekend on the Salmon River.
  11/20/17:  Top photo, Me with a nice Rainbow!

11/20/17:    Bottom photo, Charlie Fiske with his best Steelhead, We fished the salmon River, Pulaski N.Y.

  11/20/17:  Below photo:  Sunday morning on the Salmon river, Winter or Steelhead wonderland!
  10/25/17:  Photo above, Joe Heusinger with his first Willowemoc Brown trout, that took my Brown floating nymph #18.

  10/25/17:  Photo below, Myself with a feisty Brown that also took my Brown floating nymph.  Tough day of fishing with the Conditions but we didn't come up empty!  Fun day with Joe!

 10/10/17:  photo below, my last Rainbow of the day, you know lets leave the water on a high note.  The little Rainbow took a #22 cdc brown floating nymph.  The Rainbows ranged in size from 8 inches to about 12 inches.  They were feisty and a few were aerobatic!  What fun! 
  10/7/17:  Photo below, Jeff from Lower Westchester with a dandy male brown, that took my size #20 brown floating nymph.  
  9/24/17:  Photo below, John Quinius from Texas, holding his best fish of the day, the Brown took a size #22 Olive emerger!  Caught on the East branch of the Delaware.
  9/20/17:  Photo below, Bill Menear from Canada holding his best Brown of the day.  Bill Placed 8 browns in the net.  This Brown took a Size #20 beadhead pheasant tail that was a dropper off of a October caddis which was the indicator fly.  
  9/18/17:  Photo below, Had some me time on the water tonight, this spunky Rainbow made me enjoy the tugs on the Fiberglass rod!
  9/18/17:  Bob Ciabocci. from Buchanan N.Y.  holding one of his best fish of the day, the Brown took a Tan caddis emerger.
  9/17/17:  Photo below, Riley " no fish to big" holding his 18.5 inch brown he caught on the Willowemoc with his Dad Charlie.  The brown took his Rapala "silver".  Riley is way ahead of me when I was his age!  Kudo's to Riley the future fly-fisherman!
  9/13/17:  Photo below, Bob Lapointe from the Boston area, with his first ever Beaverkill trout a Rainbow, that took a size #14 caddis pupa.
  9/10/17:  Photo below,  Gene from Long Island with one of his many Rainbows caught on the Beaverkill, the Rainbow took a size #12 soft hackle that represented a October caddis emerger. 
  9/6/17:  Top photo, Brother and sister , Frank & Sarah sharing a moment with Franks Brown trout, that took a Iso emerger!

Below photo:  Sarah with her first Trout on a fly-rod, the Brown took a #12 Iso Compara dun!

  9/3/17:  Photo below, Paul from N.Y.C. holding one of the Brown trout he caught on the Beaverkill!  His first time with a fly-rod!  The Brown took a brown floating nymph #18.
  8/31/17:  Photo below, Jared with his second fish of the day, a Rainbow that took a green soft hackle.
  8/29/17:  Photo below, Chris from Westchester, holding his first Rainbow caught on a fly-rod!  The Rainbow took a yellow sallie. 
  8/29/17:  Photo below Matt Mattioli from Westchester holding his first ever trout caught on a fly rod, the Rainbow took a October caddis in the riffles. 
  8/26/17:  Photo below, Nathan holding his first ever trout caught on a fly rod.  The Brown took a size #16 beetle.
  8/15/17:  Photo below, my nephew Mace with one of his Browns, this one took a Vitreus emerger. 
  Photo below: 8/15/17, The Uncle showing Mace how it's done!  One of nine fish for me this day.  This Brown took the Yellow Sallie!  I loved my time with Mace on the water, sometimes it's hard to find time with family outside your own, specially in the guiding business. 
  8/10/17:  Photo below, Jeff from lower Westchester with his best fish of the morning, the Brown took a #16 beetle. This was lessons on the Willowemoc.
  Photo below:  8/9/17, Husband & wife David and Michelle, Michelle holding her first ever brown trout on the fly-rod.  The brown took a #20 CDC Olive emerger. 
  8/7/17:  The smallest brown that I caught Sunday night, the Brown took a #10 Iso compara dun, on the East branch.
  7/30/17:  Photo below, Jeremy of Stony Point N.Y. with his first ever Brown trout on the fly rod, the Brown took a #22 Trico spinner!  
 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.



Blue Quills
Quill gordons


Chimarra Caddis


BH Pheasant tails
BH Hares ear
Copper Johns
Cased Caddis
BH Caddis pupa's
Zebra midge