Upper Delaware Fly Fishing Report


Yesterday afternoon and last night some thunder storms moved through the region. Some of the storms were heavy. The heaviest rainfall was very localized and most of it fell around Roscoe. The Beaverkill and Willowemoc were most effected and this morning they are high with some turbidity. The heavy flows in the Beamoc will directly effect the Lower East Branch and the Main Stem for a few days. Currently the river temps. in these rivers are in the low to mid 60's.

Most other river sections had a small gain in flow but nothing major.

There is a 60% chance of additional thunder storms passing through the region again this afternoon.

This morning we have a few options for floating our guests. Both the Lower East Branch and Main Stem now have enough water for some quality fishing.

Currently the big bugs are on the water and the Trout are getting fat. Over the last few floats my guests have been fishing huge green drake patterns and having solid action. The fish are now conditioned to looking for the big stuff and blind casting is hot. We have had our guests fishing every fast water section with Green Drake Cripple patterns. This technique has been producing steady action.

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

Beaverkill - 1020 cfs.

Wilowemoc - 599 cfs.