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                        This will be a daily report


Blue Quills
Quill Gordons
March brownss
Gray Fox

Dark blue sedge
Lil sister sedge

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

                  2021 Fishing Report
             October 15, 2021, 6:45 AM

Beaverkill,     462 cfs   57.7  degrees wade

Willowemoc,   121 cfs  55.9 degrees  wade

East branch   811 cfs  47.1 degrees limited

West branch  1070 cfs 56.4 degrees limited
"Hale eddy"

Mainstem       2600 cfs 58.4 degrees limited

Neversink       272 cfs 59.0 degrees wade

Esopus          311 cfs  58.2 degrees wade

Wappinger      149  cfs     N/A     wade

Housatonic     1720 cfs     N/A     wade

Farmington      875 cfs     N/A   limited

Bug's -  Cahill's, Iso's, Tan caddis, Olives, Cinnamon caddis, October caddis, hebe's,


10/15/21:  Today is the last day of the regular season, starting tomorrow the 16th it's catch and release only. Please read the regulations to understand. Did my farewell to the East branch last night, seems the fish there are spawning early. Not sure if it's the high water or cold water but I'm seeing Redds and Trout working into small brooks. The East as others are a Wild Management stream now, so protecting the Redds and Spawners are important to have a heathly population of trout. So I will now fish the Beaverkill and Willowemoc and try to target Rainbows. AS I said good bye to the East yesterday I placed two small browns in the net as the ate the Olive cripple #18. There were some caddis that you can see on my instagram page. Today the high will be near 74 degrees, cloudy morning with peeks of sunshine. Scattered thunderstorms developing this afternoon winds light and variable. Today maybe the best of the next few days.  

10/14/21:  After work I targeted Rainbows, found a nice Bow rising in the Beaverkill off a seam, placed the September Peach got a good drift and a very nice bow ate it and the fight was on. Saw other rising fish that could of been browns and left them alone. Rivers are in good shape there is very limited wading on the West branch and East if one needed to fish them. Beaverkill, Willowemoc, Neversink and Esopus are your best bet. Bugs in the air last night, Olives, #24, Caddis Tan #18/16, Spinners. Today a Dense fog warning has been issued in Roscoe area, then becoming cloudy with peeks of sunshine this afternoon, winds NNW 5-10 mph. Remember protect spawning Redds they are our future.

10/13/21:  Mainstem gauge is having Equipment issues this morning, no flow report. All rivers in decent shape, more so the Beaverkill, Willow, Neversink and Esopus for wading. Olives are the dry fly of choice and small nymphs P.T.'s and Princes for nymphing or used as a dropper. I fished last night after locking up, some what a lack luster night one in the net, few misses, September Peach was the ticket and a Spinner. Today in the Catskills the high 69 degrees, cloudy early then later plenty of sunshine, winds light and variable.

10/12/21:  Time of the year leaves are mixing with the water giving false takes. Fished the Willowemoc and landed two nice browns off the bat and then called it quits, September peach was the ticket, Bugs in the air Olives, Spinners and some Caddis. Rivers are in good shape Beaverkill, Willowemoc and Neversink best to wade. Today the high will be 70 degrees in the Catskills, mostly coudy this morning becoming sunny for the afternoon, winds SSE 5-10 mph.

10/11/21:  fishing last night was slow, saw few fish rising, there were bugs, Olives, Orange Cahill's, Spinners and Caddis, the fish I fooled to eat, I didn't hook but they came up to a #14 Cream spinner. Rivers are in good shape, West branch has had some turbidity, still best to float, East is running Clear but limited in wade. Beaverkill, Willowemoc, Neversink are the better of rivers to wade. Spawning season now with Browns and Brookies, Don't step in any Redd's, Don't want to ruin the future generations of fish. Also October 15 changes the fishing season, all year fishing but after the 15th catch and release only, that's why you should educate yourself about Redd's. Today in Roscoe the high will be near 69 degrees, patchy fog early, followed by sunshine and mixed clouds, ESE wind 5-10 mph.

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!

You Can now follow me on Instagram,       #trouttownflies
7/28/21: Delaware float trip Nice Brown, Iso took this fish, as Jack approves.
7/28/21: Delaware Float trip with my friend Jim Yeager, nice Bow to a Iso Parachute.
7/27/21: Beautiful East branch Brookie!   
7/27/21:  Grace with her first brown on a beetle pattern.
7/27/21:  My passion is to teach and offer my knowledge to be passed on.
6/25/21:  Few pictures below are of the woman Free fly-fishing clinic sponsored by my flyshop. Huge success as a few ladies landed fish, some did long distanced releases but all had fish eat their flies as they had the presentations down.
6/24/21:  Pippa holding her first Trout on the fly-rod. The brown ate a BWO on the Willowemoc.
6/23/21:  Brenden Ryder with one of his many Browns caught on the Willowemoc!  Cahill's were the ticket. This was his first time fly-fishing.
5/1/21:  Jim Corless with a nice West branch brown!
5/26/21:  83 year old Dan Coco with a nice Beaverkill Brown.
5/25/21:  Mike from Washington ST. with a nice Beaverkill brown.
5/21/21: Jessie from N.J. with his first Brown trout on a fly-rod, the Brown took a March brown emerger.  On the Willowemoc.
5/18/21:  My friend Vinny with his best Beaverkill Brown, The Brown took a Olive emerger.
5/8/21:  Brian from Garrison N.Y. with is first ever Beaverkill Rainbow. The bow took a Olive Bugger. 
4/26/21:  Good Friend tony Haskell With a beautiful rainbow. I like the hat!
4/24/21:  Closed the shop late last night, got to the water about 6pm, Caddis coming off, tied on a pupa for Apple Caddis and bingo, last fish caught at 7:15pm.
4/24/21:  Our guide Chris, his Client with a nice Rainbow that ate a Hendrickson.


Tan caddis
October caddis

Pheasant tails
Hares ear
March brown nymph
Copper Johns
Caddis larve
Golden, Black, brown