Upper Delaware Fly Fishing Report

MONDAY

Upper Delaware Fly Fishing Report

Over the last few days we finally had some rainfall that moved the Stream gauges. Theere is more rainfall forecast for tonight which will further benefit the river system if it occurs.

The Upper Delaware rivers are now fishing well with low to mid water conditions. The insect hatches are reliable and the trout are feeding well especially towards dark. March Browns and Sulfurs are emerging well where I have been fishing. There is a much bigger mix of insects on the other rivers in the system. Depending on where you are you may still find Hendricksons and Blue Quills, Caddisflies, Stoneflies, Olives and More. There are also spinner flights most nights.

Yesterday we saw a few Green Drakes again. These huge insects will be making their way up river over the next few weeks.

Right now the nymph action is very good. Our guests have been taking good fish on dries but they have been running the numbers up on nymphs.

Right now a nymph rig with 3 flies fished under a float is deadly. Over the last few days I have been setting up my rigs as follows. A BH March Brown followed by a smaller BH pheasant tail or bh soft hackle followed by either an Ice Pupa or Pheasant tail. The last flie should be a #16 or #18 at this time. All of these flies are tied in line and fished abour 2.5 to 3 feet below the indicator. At this time you want your flies suspended in the water column not on the bottom.

River Flow Table