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Weekly Contest Winner

Mar 27, 2013 Comments Off by

We had two submissions from this week’s winner, and I couldn’t choose between them, so here they are – Congrats to Art Bartholomew!

Art Bartholomew with one of his first Bonefish ever! Photo Courtesy Art Bartholomew

Art Bartholomew and best friends (left to right) Mildred, Darla, and Scott collecting fly tying material this winter. Photo: Bart Larmouth

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Season is almost here….and kinda is!

Mar 25, 2013 Comments Off by

Although it has been a cold March, we still have had some brave souls heading out on float trips, and we are already moving fish on the West Branch. Jeff Biller and Dave Price went out with Jeff White yesterday, and not only caught our first dry fly fish of the year, but also this guy:

 

Jeff Biller and Dave Price with a SLOB of a WB Brown! Photo: Jeff White

The shoulders on this fish were incredible, showing that everyone has wintered well, and we should be catching some nice, fat, early season fish this year.

Taeniopteryx fasciata – Early Black Stonefly- #18

Brachyteraspecies- Early Brown Stonefly – #12/#14

Baetis species – #18 – COMING SOON!

FLOWS AS OF 8:00 AM:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 700 cfs @ 36º peak 39º @2PM
West Branch at Hale Eddy,NY 892 cfs @ 36º peak 41º @2PM
East Branch at Harvard,NY 274 cfs @ 37º peak 41º @2PM
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy,NY 802 cfs @ 37º peak 40º @2PM
Mainstem at Lordville,NY 2,150 cfs @37º peak 37º @2PM
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls,NY 397 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 91.9% – 700 CFS release

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Weekly Photo Contest Winner

Mar 20, 2013 Comments Off by

A nice shot from Club regular Steve Lynch! Congrats!

Steve Lynch holds a fat brown. Photo Courtesy of: Steve Lynch

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This Week’s Winter Photo Winner

Mar 13, 2013 Comments Off by

Is Larry Elliott – Well done sir!

 

Larry Elliott tails his FIRST PERMIT! Way to go! Photo Courtesy of: Larry Elliott

 

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Second Winter Photo Contest Winner

Mar 07, 2013 Comments Off by

Congrats to Chris Calabrese – we love the look and bamboo to boot!

Chris Calabrese with a nice brown taken on a bamboo rod. The DRC trucker hat helped I am sure! Photo courtesy of: Chris Calabrese

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First Photo Contest Winner – Norm Price!

Feb 27, 2013 Comments Off by

Congratulations to Norm Price – his submission of he and his Grandson Brendan with an awesome West Branch Brown was an easy choice. Keep those entries coming!

Norm Price with his Grandson Brendan and a fine West Branch Brown! Photo: Norm Price

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Announcing our First Annual Winter Photo Contest!

Feb 19, 2013 Comments Off by

This winter has been long and cold, no two ways about it. I appreciate the calls from all of the rest of you out there suffering from cabin fever as well. In an attempt to break it up a little bit, we are announcing our first annual Winter Photo Contest! Here is the gist of it: send us any photo you have with DRC logo paraphernalia in it – be it a hat, sticker, shirt, whatever, to flyfish@thedelawareriverclub.com. We will pick winners weekly, up until we open on April 1. Each winner will receive a DRC fly box with a dozen early-season flies. See below for a good example (being de facto staff, he’s exempt. Sorry Larry!), and good luck to all!!

 

Larry Clark, Sr. with an excellent Florida Snook caught under the lights. Photo courtesy of Larry Clark Sr.

 

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Show Report / Iced Over Home Pool

Jan 30, 2013 Comments Off by

Thanks to everyone who came by and visited us at the show this past weekend, we had a great time visiting, and it is always good to break the cabin fever with fishing talk. Our annual Float Trip Giveaway (for visitors to our booth at the show) will be drawn next week – the winner will be posted here!

Also by popular demand, here is a photo of what Home Pool looked like this afternoon with the major ice floes running through / freezing it up. The warm temps and rain expected tomorrow will likely blow it all out, so I grabbed a panoramic shot whilst the rain poured today. Click on the photo for a larger view. Happy Wednesday!

Frozen up nicely. Photo: Bart Larmouth

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Somerset is Here!

Jan 25, 2013 Comments Off by

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Come see us at Somerset! We are set up at the end of “tyers row.” We look forward to seeing everyone!

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It’s an Alderfly!

Jan 24, 2013 Comments Off by

Congrats to the following who figured out what this guy was: George Scott, Jeff Moore, Jeff Sanders, and Matt Green. The Alder Fly is a relative of the Dobson Fly (Hellgrammites), but isn’t a big trout food as it typically is in a bit warmer water than our finned friends prefer. Here’s what Wikipedia has to say about them (and yes, I am sure there are better references out there somewhere, this is just a good concise article):

“Alderflies are megalopteran insects of the family Sialidae. They are closely related to the dobsonflies and fishflies as well as to the prehistoric Euchauliodidae. All living alderflies – about 66 species altogether[1] – are part of the subfamily Sialinae, which contains between one and seven extant genera according to different scientists’ views. But in most classifications, all or almost all of these are treated as subgenera of Sialis.

Sialinae have a body length of less than 25 mm (1 inch), long filamentous antennae and four large dark wings of which the anterior pair is slightly longer than the posterior. They lack ocelli and their fourth tarsal segment is dilated and deeply bilobed. Dead alderfly larvae are used as bait in fishing.[2]

The females lay a vast number of eggs upon grass stems near water. The larvae are aquatic, active, armed with strong sharp mandibles, and breathe by means of seven pairs of abdominal branchial filaments. When full sized, which takes between one and two years, they leave the water and spend a quiescent pupal stage on the land before metamorphosis into the sexually mature insect. Adult alderflies stay near to the water, in which they had lived in when they were younger.”

 

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Off-Season Antics

Jan 15, 2013 Comments Off by

Time for a fun game – What the $&%* is it? Jeff and I were going through pictures for the show in Jersey this year, and stumbled on this shot he took in the summertime of an aquatic insect. It took us a bit of time to identify the bug, let’s see how everyone out there does! I will open the comment section for this post so you can make your guesses below! Answer to follow next week. Who knows, I may even pony up a prize for the first correct guess. Good luck!

It was about size #12-14 for reference. Click the photo for a larger view. Photo: Jeff White

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Merry Christmas from the Delaware River Club!

Dec 25, 2012 Comments Off by

Wishing you and yours are having a wonderful Holiday Season!

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