Fly Fishing Report for the Upper Delaware and Catskill Rivers


With an overnight increase of flow on the west branch (822) the upper Delaware fishing is changing. Stripping streamers should work. Try white/olive whollys. With the increase from the west the main should also fish well. The east branch is still very low making it easy too wade but fishing technical. Our guides have been netting fish with nymphs in shallow fast water.

Bug activity has been average for this time of the year. Depending on where you are expect to see ISOs, Olives (18-24), Cahill's and caddis. Early spinner falls are still being reported on the lower east and main stem. For nymphing size 16-22 Pheasant tails, copper johns, prince nymphs have been very effective. Yesterday some of our staff fished the upper main stem and we saw fish sipping on small olives.

Overall fishing has been good with lots of wild browns/rainbows being caught. Just be aware of the ever-changing flows.

The Beaver Kill and the Willow are still flowing low but fishing has been good. Our g