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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 2017 Fly-Fishing Season

                           August  18th, 2017,  5:30 AM

New York:

Wappinger Creek      36 cfs     70.0 degree     low
Ten Mile                     77 cfs     70.0 degrees   low

Beaverkill                238 cfs      67.0 degrees   wade

East branch              246 cfs    59.0 degrees    wade

West Branch            552 cfs    51.0 degrees    wade
  "Hale Eddy"            

Delaware                1200 cfs    67.0 degrees   wade
Neversink                 190 cfs    60.0 degrees   wade

  "Cornwall"            332 cfs     Unavailable  wade

Farmington             248 cfs      Unavailable  wade

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

Best Bet: Going to get rain today so watch the skies, tailwaters best bet!

Bugs:   Trico's, Tan caddis #16's, Olives #20's & 24's   sulphers,  Cahills, Iso's.  Green caddis.

***  Summertime, Ant's, Beetles, Hoppers.  Also think Griffth gnats!   Water along fields think Cinnamon ant's, Wooded area's think Black ant's.


8/18/17:  Been in the shop the last few days quite, most people fishing early morning for the Trico's, then by 11 AM it's usually done.  Beetles, hoppers, ants have been the ticket during the day, also attractor flies.  Evenings Olives, Cahill, and if your on a tailwater an Iso.  Sulphers are pretty much done.  For this time of the year the streams are in pretty good shape except for the Wappingers, again pretty low and warm.  I noticed now on the drive up and back color starting to show in the trees.  Old Rt. 17 from Livingston manor to Roscoe now getting paved, so there is sections that are now one lane till the project is over.  For the next two week I have a bunch of lessons till the end of the Month.  Busy August!

8/15/17:  Yesterday fun day fishing with my Nephew Mace, Mace has been trying to learn to fly-fish just needed a little instruction.  Trico's were on the water in the morning on the Willow, here Mace worked on mending his line for presentation and fooled a few fish, but didn't land them.  The fish I caught took the Trico spinner and my Olive midge emerger.  Moved to the Beaverkill after lunch, here we scored well landing a few Browns and one Rainbow, most fish took attractor flies and yellow sallies.  Later in the day, we moved to another spot on the Beaverkill where Mace fished and I observed.  Mace did very good, landing two browns and missing a few.  His first Brown here took a Iso compara dun, the other took a Vitreus emerger.  After that we called it a day. Overall Mace now should be able to catch fish on his own with out any help.  Photo below:

8/14/17:  The Roscoe area was busy over the weekend, Lacrosse club tournament, Song writers music fest.  The stream conditions were good, a little stained but fishable.  Sulphers are fading, as they are not moving in the store and those who came in haven't seen to many of them on the water.  what has been going out the door have been Ant's, Trico's, Iso's for the tailwaters, Olives, and the start of caddis once again. The boss had me tying caddis nymphs all weekend. Today I am heading back to the Catskills with my nephew Mace who has been wanting to fish with for some time.  Reports to follow.

8/11/17:   Had Jeff again this morning for lessons, we did the Powerlines on the Willowemoc for a change of scenery.  Jeff did better with his casting distance and laying the line on the water softly.  He placed a dandy of a brown in the net, that was bigger than yesterdays fish.  The Brown took a cream spinner #14.  We worked a few more fish but to no avail.  At the CFFM this morning before heading to the shop, there were a lot of Trico's in the air, should of been a terrific spinnerfall.  Other bugs that took fish this morning was the midge pattern in Olive that I have posted on my web.  Just ask my friend Drew!  Going to get some scattered showers tonight and tomorrow, need it as the freestones are getting low.  In the shop tomorrow nice to get a break.    

8/10/17:  So this morning I had Jeff from lower Westchester on the Willow for Lessons.  The Willowemoc was 61 degrees at 8:30 am.  By noon it was 67 degrees, Jeff did Great, by placing a few in the net.  The browns took trico spinners and his best fish took a beetle.  Interesting observation this morning,  a creamy white soft seed maybe from Japanese knotweed or a cottonwood had the shape of a spent caddis, the trout actually  took it but immediately the trout would spit it out, I saw this a few times.  So I guess if it looks like a bug eat it!  Now though I wonder if a actual spent caddis floated down to the trout would he eat it or refuse it thinking the seed wasn't any good?  Anyhow fun morning with Jeff, Photo below!

  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.
Photo above and Below, May 30th, 2016:  Upper Bob Lusardi with his first Beaverkill brown on the fly-rod. 

Photo below, Bill Weimer with his first ever Beaverkill Brown on the fly-rod. 
 Photo below:  May 21st, 2016, Erik Brower with his first ever Brown trout on the Flyrod.  The Beaverkill brown took my March brown emerger!
  Photo's above & below, May 20th, 2016, Father and Son, Jerry and Julian from Valley forge Pa.  Both are holding there first ever Beaverkill Rainbows that took my beadhead soft hackle green caddis larve. 
  Photo below:  May 9th, 2016:  New friend Taylor Inman took this very nice brown on the Beaverkill with a Apple caddis.
 Photo below:  May 9th, 2016:  Long time client Bob Ciabocci holds one of his West branch Browns that took a red quill #14.
Dry flies:


Sm.    Sulphers

Golden drake






White Mayfly

Midge patterns

Tan Caddis

Olive Caddis

Green sedge









Pheasant tail's

"Midge Patterns"

Flashback- Pheasant tail

Case caddis

Caddis Nymphs

Hare's ear

Peacock caddis Larve

Copper John's


Prince Nymphs

For the summer think Small nymphs!