Connecticut and Catskill rivers have lowered nicely from the extreme high water levels of recent days. With the lower water, water temperatures have risen slightly which will result in more active fish as well. Both the clarity and water levels, as well as insect activity are at a perfect point in time - it will not get better than this! So be sure to get out and spend some time on your favorite water soon! Read More
Fishing is getting hot all over, but today we'll focus in on the Delaware River system in the Catskills (including the Beaverkill and Willowemoc.) Several of us here at the shop have been spending time on all three Delaware branches over the past few weeks.
Fishing has been hot in both Connecticut and Catskill waters . Water levels have been high but have been slowly dropping over the past week. Water temps are still very cold (40's and low 50's) but the hatches have been strong and the fish are up and eating. Read More
Last year, legendary Catskill guide Ben Rinker form East Branch Outfitters introduced and was approved to conduct a comprehensive study of the Upper Delaware River watershed. Ben was looking for answers to what were the most important factors in evaluating how the system and fish respond to variable conditions and a general report card for the health of the river. Read More
Fishing has been heating up in both Connecticut and Catskill Rivers. There have been ample bugs including good hatches of Hendricksons, Caddis, Blue Quills, Paraleps, Olives and early Stoneflies. There have been decent Rusty Spinner falls in the evenings as well, and also midges. Read More
Connecticut and Catskill rivers are running high, clear and cold! Streamer fishing is still accounting for a lot of fish, but the bugs are making their appearance! We were on the Delaware East Branch on Monday and there were Hendricksons, Blue Quills, Caddis and BWO’s , but no fish on them as of yet. We did take a couple of beautiful 20-inch-plus fish on streamers. Read More
Overall, rivers in Connecticut and New York are in great shape. Many are still running high and cold but water levels are dropping and insect action is picking up. Rivers in the Delaware system are becoming wadeable, and Connecticut rivers are all nicely wadeable now. Read More
Another Opening Day has arrived in Connecticut (New York Was April 1st and New Jersey is today as well.) Here is the first Fishing Report of the season – and there is good news and bad news! Read More
All Upcoming Saturday Fly tying Demos are FREE. Just show up and enjoy! Guest Tiers will be on hand from 10am to 2pm and will be available for questions and discussion. Read More
Continuing our long-standing tradition of thanking you, our loyal customers for your continued patronage, we had our Holiday Party on Christmas Eve and invited all our customers to stop by and share some great food, drink and good spirit! Great fishing memories were shared, pictures were swapped and trophy fish were relived and exaggerated!
While not as big as the Denver or Somerset show, Marlborough is New England's marquee fly fishing show. It features a few days of booths, the fly fishing film festival, talks, casting demos, and more. It's always a fun opportunity to catch up with people, try out some new gear, and look at some beautiful flies.
The migration of striped bass is an epic journey that fly fishermen up and down the East Coast look forward to with great anticipation each year.