Fly Fishing Report for the Upper Delaware and Catskill Rivers

Over the weekend our guides were very busy. We had lots of different trips head out. Over the last 3 days we have covered a lot of water and our guests have fished both Trout and Smallmouth Bass. We also had some late night Trout hunts on the tailwaters. Overall the fishing remains pretty good.

Below is a quick recap of what has been going on.

I have been on Trout trips for the last 6 days. All of my time has been split between the Upper West and Upper East Branches. Over this time we have been doing very well on nymphs during the mid day. I had 2 recent trips where we really ran the numbers up. The nymph action has been steady so I have only been fishing the dry fly right near dark. Every trip we have been able to add 2 or 3 fish on the dry to our catch.

I also had the pleasure this week of guiding a great young man on his first fly fishing trip. This guy stuck with the fly rod and made incredible progress with both the nymph and dry fly rods. He was able to hook several fish from the West Branch on both methods. Below was the first to come to net right at dark. Prior to that he had dry fly hookups on some big mature fish that gave us the slip.