Flyline to backing splice

Feb 05, 2015 No Comments by

Here is new video of DRC guide Jim Swift demonstrating a new method to smoothly connect your flyline to your backing.
Also, check out our other knot tying videos: http://thedelawareriverclub.com/tips-and-techniques/knot-tying-videos/

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February 5, 2015 More Snow Pack Coming

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Let's hope the snow keeps coming!

Let’s hope the snow keeps coming!

Cold weather and another 6″ to 12″ of snow in the next few days will be great news for the Reservoirs!

 

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February 2, 2015 Decent snow!

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Today looks great for the snowpack around the reservoir.  It’s not so great for a 12 year old Redbeau!  The weather channel is calling for snow until 5 PM today.

 

Redbeau

 

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The 2015 Flyfishing Show in Somerset, NJ

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Come see us in Somerset NJ on January 23, 24, and 25th 2015.  We will be in booth # C-22-23 inside the show.

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While you’re there make time to watch Bob Lewis and Steve Shen present:

Cracking The Code Of The Upper Delaware

 Friday - 12:00 PM In The Bridgewater Room

 Saturday – 12:00 PM In The Bridgewater Room

 Sunday – 11:00 AM In The Princeton Room

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The Crazy Glue Splice

Dec 30, 2014 Comments Off by

Delaware River Club Guide Jim Swift explaining the Crazy Glue splice for attaching leaders to fly lines.

 

 

More knot videos in HD are here: The Delaware River Club Knot Tying Videos
 

 

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November 5, 2014

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While the hatching has definitely slowed down Bob just couldn’t let the unbelievable weather pass by yesterday without fishing.

Bob with a Mainstem brown on November 4th

Bob Lewis with a Mainstem brown on November 4th

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November 3, 2014

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Bob Lewis is sending in some photos from the last week in October.

Pick days with no wind and the fish are still eating

Pick days with no wind and the fish are still eating

The last week of Ocober

The last week of October

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Delaware River Report / Conditions October 31, 2014

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Happy Halloween!  The release from Cannonsville has been increased this morning but the all of the rivers in the system remain wadeable.  Today looks like a nice day to be on the water for the end of October.  We should have air temps in the low 50′s and winds around 4 mph.  We won’t see too many more days like this so if you have the opportunity to fish you should take it.  We are looking at a temperature drop and some rain tomorrow.  Nymphing is your best bet early and there is still the possibility of seeing some fish eat olives on top in the afternoon.  The West Branch under the 191 Bridge in Hancock is 46 degrees this morning.

Hatching:

Tiny Blue Wing Olives #22 – 26 – Pseudocloeon sp.

Dark Blue Winged Olive #16 -20 – E. deficiens, lata, etc.

Slate Drakes #14 -Isonychia bicolor

FLOWS AS OF 8:00 AM:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 218 cfs @ 52º
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 334 cfs @ 48º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 156 cfs @ 45º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 496 cfs @ 45º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 974 cfs @ 48º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 209 cfs @ N/A

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Delaware River Report / Conditions October 30, 2014

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The forecast looks pretty decent today before the front moves in bringing the cold temperatures and light rain tomorrow night through the weekend.  We should hit 50 degrees today with winds gusting to 8 mph but averaging more like 5 mph. We should see some pseudos hatching plus the last little flushes of the Isonychias.  Dark caddis have worked okay on sporadic fish that are eating left over spinners and dead caddis in the larger pools.  Nymphing has been okay but most effective mid morning with caddis pupa and small pheasant tails working best.  The West Branch under the 191 Bridge in Hancock is 51 degrees this morning.

 

Keeping the Iso box full...hoping for a few more shots this season

Keeping the Iso box full…hoping for a few more shots this season

 

Hatching:

Tiny Blue Wing Olives #22 – 26 – Pseudocloeon sp.

Dark Blue Winged Olive #16 -20 – E. deficiens, lata, etc.

Slate Drakes #14 -Isonychia bicolor

FLOWS AS OF 8:00 AM:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 177 cfs @ 54º
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 351 cfs @ 52º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 165 cfs @ 48º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 536 cfs @ 49º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,110 cfs @ 51º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 230 cfs @ N/A

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Delaware River Report / Conditions October 29, 2014

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It felt like summer out there yesterday!  We were definitely over 70 degrees and it was a great day for late October.  There were some olives and some fish reacting to them.  When you’re looking for rising fish this time a year remember to keep moving.  If you see the olives on the water for a while and no fish working move to another spot.  Some fish rise well this time of year and others seem to eat underneath more.  Nymphing was okay yesterday- mostly pheasant tails and caddis pupa fished over drop offs.  The West Branch is coming up slightly this morning but remains wadeable along with the rest of the system.  The West Branch under the 191 Bridge in Hancock is 53 degrees this morning.

 

Better Eagle shot- Photo by Bob Lewis

Better Eagle shot- Photo by Bob Lewis

Hatching:

Tiny Blue Wing Olives #22 – 26 – Pseudocloeon sp.

Dark Blue Winged Olive #16 -20 – E. deficiens, lata, etc.

Slate Drakes #14 -Isonychia bicolor

FLOWS AS OF 8:00 AM:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 194 cfs @ 56º
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 359 cfs @ 54º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 159 cfs @ 49º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 491 cfs @ 51º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,010 cfs @ 52º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 203 cfs @ N/A

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Delaware River Report / Conditions October 28, 2014

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Yesterday ended up being as pleasant as predicted.  Once the sun came out everything warmed up and it was a great day to be on the water.  There were some olives hatching and a welcomed but unexpected brief hatch of Isonychias.  The fish were eating but in late fall it seems your best bet is usually to move around until you see active fish.  Today’s weather prediction looks incredible with air temps around 70 degrees and light winds.  Today is likely the warmest day we will see until Spring.  Definitely take advantage of it if you have the opportunity.  The West Branch under the 191 Bridge in Hancock is 49 degrees this morning.

Frank found a little brown eating on top.  Photo by Bob Lewis

Frank found a little brown eating on top yesterday. Photo by Bob Lewis

Hatching:

Tiny Blue Wing Olives #22 – 26 – Pseudocloeon sp.

Dark Blue Winged Olive #16 -20 – E. deficiens, lata, etc.

Slate Drakes #14 -Isonychia bicolor

FLOWS AS OF 8:00 AM:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 171 cfs @ 54º
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 359 cfs @ 51º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 162 cfs @ 46º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 511 cfs @ 47º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,100 cfs @ 49º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 211 cfs @ N/A

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Delaware River Report / Conditions October 27, 2014

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The cold just didn’t want to let go yesterday.  It ended up being a damp cool day with a few sprinkles that made you feel the cold in your bones.  It already feels warmer this morning and we should be in the high 50s with winds 5 to 8 mph.  It already feels much nicer than yesterday plus we have predicted air temps of 68 degrees for tomorrow.  We should see an increase of olives hatching on the warmer afternoons, plus one or two Isonychias.  The fish still seem to have the Isos in their memory bank so quite a few of them will eat an well presented Iso- especially in the broken water.  The West Branch under the 191 Bridge in Hancock is 48 degrees this morning.

Blue Winged Olives are still hatching- hope for days with no wind

Small Blue Winged Olives are still hatching- hope for days with no wind

Hatching:

Tiny Blue Wing Olives #22 – 26 – Pseudocloeon sp.

Dark Blue Winged Olive #16 -20 – E. deficiens, lata, etc.

Slate Drakes #14 -Isonychia bicolor

FLOWS AS OF 8:00 AM:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 171 cfs @ 54º
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 388 cfs @ 50º
East Branch at Harvard, NY 173 cfs @ 46º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 563 cfs @ 47º
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 1,180 cfs @ 49º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 232 cfs @ N/A

 

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