Fishing Report May 24, 2017

Fishing Report May 24, 2017

by Len Handler May 24, 2017

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!
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Fishing Report May 17th:  Special Catskill Report

Fishing Report May 17th: Special Catskill Report

by Len Handler May 18, 2017

 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.

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Fishing Report, May 11th, 2017

Fishing Report, May 11th, 2017

by Len Handler May 11, 2017

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.
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Ben Rinker Tags Upper Delaware River Trout

Ben Rinker Tags Upper Delaware River Trout

by Len Handler May 06, 2017

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.
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Fishing Report May 4th, 2017

Fishing Report May 4th, 2017

by Len Handler May 04, 2017

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.
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Fishing Report April 26th 2017

Fishing Report April 26th 2017

by Len Handler April 27, 2017

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.
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Fishing Report April 20th

Fishing Report April 20th

by Len Handler April 21, 2017

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.
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First 2017 Fishing Report – Opening Day Rivers

First 2017 Fishing Report – Opening Day Rivers

by Len Handler April 08, 2017

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!
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2017 Fly-Tying Demos

2017 Fly-Tying Demos

by Len Handler February 01, 2017

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.
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Compleat Angler 2016 Holiday Party!

Compleat Angler 2016 Holiday Party!

by Len Handler January 18, 2017

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!

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The Fly Fishing Show

The Fly Fishing Show

by Ben Carmichael January 10, 2017

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.

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Howard Films “Running the Coast”

Howard Films “Running the Coast”

by Ben Carmichael January 09, 2017

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.

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