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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!
  Photo right:  Nothing is greater than a client landing a quality trout in my net!
                        This will be a daily report
                  2020 Fishing Report
             July 2, 2020, 6:30 AM

Beaverkill,    197 cfs    67.8 degrees AM fish

Willowemoc,  66 cfs   63.6 degrees   AM fish

East branch   182 cfs  60.0 degrees  wade

West branch  810 cfs  49.6 degrees wade
"Hale Eddy"

Mainstem    1260 cfs  67.4 degrees   AM fish

Neversink    157 cfs    62.2 degrees  wade

Esopus        295 cfs   59.3  degrees wade

Wappinger    38   cfs     N/A      low/warm

Housatonic   489  cfs     N/A     low/warm

Farmington   355  cfs     N/A          wade

Bug's -  Iso's, Cahills Tan & Green caddis, Sulphers, Olives, yellow sallies,

7/2/20:  Going to be warm for the next few days even longer, Freestones will warm up, Tailwater time!  Acid factory on the Beaverkill is now closed from July 1 to August 31, no fishing. Introducing "Free" Womens Seminar to fly-fishing, This is a introduction on how too.  July 18 from 9AM to noon, 6 women to a group, 2 spots left, Call the shop at 607-290-4107 if interested. All you need is a NYS fishing license we provide the gear.

7/1/20:  Rained late yesterday, helped some but not enough.  In between showers we manage a few fish. Yellow Sallies and Sulpher spinners were the ticket. Maybe it was where we were the activity was just a little slower than the last few nights. Maybe another shower late today. 3 spots left for the Women's "Free" seminar July 18th 9AM to 12PM. We provide the gear, women just need the fishing licsense. 6 in a group that's it. A great way for women to see if they would like to pursue flyfishing. Call the shop 607-290-4107 to sign up.

6/30/20:  Light rain falling this morning on the Beaverkill, we do need rain! T-storms predicted this afternoon. West branch has the Best water and the Sulphers are getting into the routine of the 1-2 pm hatch at Stilesville. East branch is low and clear making Fishing challenging, here Sulphers and Olives. Beaverkill and Willow need the rain morning fishing recommended. Last night sitting at the picnic table at the Campground nothing much was happening on the Beaverkill, just to warm. In General in my box I would start carrying Sulphers different sizes, Olives 18-22, Cahills 14-12, Yellow to cream drakes #10, Caddis and a assortment of Spinners. Tailwaters I would have a Iso, now with days with humidity a beetle or ant. 

6/29/20:  Had some fun last night fish some private water, brought my 7ft, 4wt bamboo rod. Sulphers, Cahills and some historical flies took some nice fish, some of the fish were in the 14-17 inch range and on that Bamboo it was fun. Rivers are in good shape, every few days we could use rain, still be mindful of water temps. In my box I would carry Olives, Cahills, sulphers, Caddis Tan and Green. Plus beetle and ants now.

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!

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4/24/20:  Steve "no water is to high" Dolce with a nice Beaverkill Rainbow, caught using a Hendrickson Pattern.
4/24/20:  Good friend Kevin Miller with a nice Beaverkill brown that took a hendrickson.
4/7/20:  This brown took a Quill Gordon Emerger.
4/4/20:  First fish of the year on a dry!  The nice brown took a brown Caddis X.  Couple of fish were up and feeding, missed one on the stone fly.  Nice to get the first one.
4/8/20:  Took this nice brown on a white streamer!
10/3/19:  Top and bottom photo's are Brain and Delores from Canada, I'd say there was some fun competition between the two. First time for the both of them landing a few trout on the fly-rod!
9/25/19:  East branch brookie, caught two that night, Great colors!  Both Brookies ate the September peach.  Just so you know these were stocked. 
9/16/17: Elisa first ever Beaverkill trout, so excited she was she did a selfie!  It's Great to see the excitement in a new angler when they land a fish. 
9/7/19:  Young Anthony Masilio with a dandy of a East branch Rainbow that took a rusty spinner!
9/4/19: Karen Cotton from Ill. with a dandy of a East branch Rainbow, the Bow ate a BWO cripple. 
8/31/19:  My friend Andre, with the Best East branch Rainbow I have seen.  Olive emerger!
8/26/19: Bear sightings are more frequent now in the Catskills, the loggers call them the new wood rats. I saw this young one cross old 17 near Barnhardts pool the other morning.   
8/20/19: Full day guide with Jason and Dan, Jason holding best fish of the day. West branch of the Delaware. 
8/16/19: My Friend Kristy Ansbach out with her husband Tim, holding a very nice West branch Brown.  Tim purchased her a new Echo #3 rod which improved her casting and accuracy and now she is landing some awesome fish.  But that's not all, she is now into fly tying and landed this brown on her own fly! 
8/9/19:  Chris from Canada with his best brown of the morning!  Chris placed 5 browns in the net, from rusty spinners to midges.
8/4/19:  Kristy Ansbach holding a very nice West branch Brown.  The Brown took a Zebra midge as a dropper. 
7/14/19: Steve Dolce sharing his photo of a wonderful brown he caught on the West branch during Sulpher time!  Thanks Steve.
7/5/19:  The Brown family with Paul's first wild Rainbow!
7/3/19:  Every once in a while I get a Brown with nice color and unique spots, this East branch brown took a size #18 sulpher parachute. 
7/3/19: Manny from Brooklyn holding his first ever Brown on a dry fly!  The brown took a size #20 Olive emerger in the Willowemoc.  
6/25/19:Fun time with Kevin & Wes Miller, Steve Dolce, Mid-Hudson TU donation fulfilled, Kevin holding a nice Rainbow from the East branch of the Delaware, Everyone caught fish either on the Willow or later in the day on the EB. 
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. 
6/6/19: 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. 


Golden drakes
Yellow drakes "Varia"
White Mayfly

Tan caddis
Green caddis
Black caddis

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