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                        This will be a daily report

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              The 2017 Fly-Fishing Season


                           October 22nd, 2017,  7:30 AM
                                                
                        

New York:

Wappinger Creek      20 cfs    Unavailable    low
        "Closed from Pleasant Valley dam upstream"
                           
Ten Mile                     Closed

Beaverkill                 77 cfs     49.0 degrees  wade
        "Closed from Route 206 bridge upstream"
                              

East branch              77 cfs    48.0 degrees   wade
 "Harvard"      "Closed from Shinhopple upstream"              

West Branch            971 cfs    57.0 degrees limited
 "Hale Eddy"  "Closed from Gamelands upstream"            

Delaware                1260 cfs    55.0 degrees   wade
"Lordsville"
       
Neversink                  "Closed"
                                               
Connecticut:

Housatonic:              
  "Cornwall"            246 cfs     Unavailable  low

Farmington              81 cfs      Unavailable  low


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

Best Bet:  Mainstem is about the only river with a decent flow.

Bugs:  Olives, October, Gray caddis. midges, 








Reports:



10/19/17:   Yesterday I headed to the Beaverkill to meet some friends, Stephen and Laurie, I brought my fiberglass 4 wt, what fun I am having with this rod.  We fished from 2:30 pm to about 6:15pm.  Great afternoon, The fish were up and feeding. I took fish on a small #22 chocolate emerger, and later a size #20 rusty spinner.  Laurie took two trout one being a rainbow on my chocolate emerger.  Beaverkill is low, but fishable.  This time of the year Autumn fishing is so beautiful, being the middle of the week nobody on the water.  

10/16/17:  Closed the shop at 4 pm yesterday and met two friends to fish the windy afternoon on the Beaverkill.  The fish were up, and we placed a few small guys in the net.  There really wasn't a hatch so Chris and Steven did well on soft hackles, while I did fine on a dropper, small Pheasant tail and a Orange and Partridge, the two flies I dropped off of a October caddis which was my indicator fly.  The wind was tough as I mentioned so dry fly action was out.  Looks like Wednesday afternoon I may get back to the water with my Daughter, would be nice one more time with Steph. 

10/15/17:  Yesterday I had 3 girls for lessons, Amanda, MG and Kim, all did well casting, presentations and mending were good.  The girls had targets to fish to and the fish came up to eat there Olives.  Unfortunately nothing went into the net.  But as I tell all novice who enter the water, don't take that as defeat, if it wasn't for a good presentation you would of never seen the trout.  Also to be fair, they were fishing a size #24 Olive emerger, even myself has a hard time seeing that fly on the water.  So the afternoon was back in the shop tying olive caddis emergers.  Today is my last day in the shop.  I have a couple of former clients I am taking out in a few weeks, then some me time!  There can be good fishing into November with Olives.  

10/14/17:  Yesterday morning I guided two co-workers, Chris and Jeff, tough day for them, as a cold front came in and put the fish and bugs down.  added the wind was kind of strong.  The guys had 3 takes, Jeff had a good brown break him off.  Like I said tough day!  The rest of the day I spent in the shop tying Brown caddis X 16's for the bins.  This morning lessons with 3 friends, then the afternoon in the shop. Sunday is it, in the shop, then a couple of private guides at the end of the month. Then a long deserved vacation is in the plans, Grand Canyon bound, then some steelhead fishing with my buddy Charlie.  

10/11/17:  Yesterday morning I had Jake and Justin for a guide trip.  Jake was new to the Rod, Justin has done this in New Zealand.  Both men did well, few trout and one smallie, all fish took the pheasant tail dropper off of a October caddis.  A few were Rainbows and Jake took his first trout a brown on the PT dropper, the Brown was 18 inches in size and wild at that.  This is when I wished I brought the camera.  The guys took pic's with Justin camera so I hope I get a email.  Conditions, partly cloudy, cooler temps, Beaverkill was just over 200 cfs. Bugs were next to nothing, it is why I elected to go with the dropper rig.  Overall fun Morning, in the shop today. 


 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.

 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.
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.
Dry flies:
October:


Olives   

Iso's

Hebe's

Midge patterns



Tan Caddis

October caddis

brown caddis





 

 

 

 

 

 


Nymphs:

October:



Pheasant tail's


"Midge Patterns"


Flashback- Pheasant tail



Case caddis


Caddis Nymphs


Hare's ear


Peacock caddis Larve


Copper John's


Brassies


Prince Nymphs