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November Limited Run Flies. Week Four

Nov 22, 2021 No Comments by

Week Four’s fly is a CDC Early Black / Brown Stonefly.  The light CDC underwing is great for visibility while the deer hair gives it some structure- especially on rainy days. Using the dubbing loop CDC instead of hackle creates great movement and still floats the fly high enough to skate it if necessary.  Tied on a Tiemco 100 #16 hook.  In the online store here

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November Limited Run Flies. Week Three

Nov 15, 2021 No Comments by

A modified March Brown  Compara Emerger tied big and high floating for hatches in broken water.  Tied on a #10 2xl Tiemco 5262 hook.  Yellow Brown Spectrumized Dubbing, a brown rib, cdc underwing and a deer hair overwing.  It’s also a great searching pattern when the sporadic March Browns are hatching.  See it in the online store here

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November Limited Run Flies. Week Two

Nov 08, 2021 Comments Off by

The second limited run fly is a #18 tan East Branch Caddis.  #18 tan caddis are up there with small blue wing olives on the Delaware.  Always have them with you.  The East Branch style is tied with a twisted cdc feather body, a cdc underwing, and a dee hair overwing on a TMC 100 #18 hook.  It’s simple but deadly.  See it in the online store here

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November Limited Run Flies. Week One

Nov 01, 2021 Comments Off by

The first limited run fly is a Hendrickson emerger tied on a Daiichi 1130 #14 hook.  Extra Red Red Brown Specrumized Dubbing and cdc underwing with a deer hair overwing make this one a winner.  Limited to 4 dozen and a one week run.  See it in the online store here

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Delaware River Report / Conditions October 31, 2021

Oct 31, 2021 Comments Off by

Yesterday fishes well with a combination of streamers and dries.  We mostly saw small blue wing olives but there were some caddis, Isonychia, and Heptagenia around.  The river flows are dropping but slowly.  The tailwaters will probably remain high for a while with releases.  Wading is still not an option.  We had a little rain overnight but it doesn’t seem like enough to affect the flows.

Today is the last daily update until April 1, 2022.  We’ll periodically post announcements and sales over the Winter.

 

John Loughlin found some fish on olives.  Samantha Dennis photo

John Loughlin found some fish on olives. Samantha Dennis photo

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,450 cfs
56°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 2,700 cfs
54°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 1,170 cfs 48°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 2,720 cfs 51°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 6,130 cfs 52°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 1,160 cfs 51°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,325 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 54°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 1,670 cfs
51°
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 94%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 94.6%

 

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions October 30, 2021

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The release from Cannonsville was increased again and the flow at Stilesville is 1,310 cfs.  We has some rain last night so rather than dropping most of the other rivers are starting off the same as yesterday morning.  We may see additional showers this morning and again overnight.  That should be less than .25″.  60 degrees with 10 – 15 mph winds from the South.  It looks like a streamer from the boat day.  There are a few spots that fish will eat dries at the these levels but the wind may be an issue.  Wading is not an option anywhere today.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 1,310 cfs
56°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 2,970 cfs
53°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 1,380 cfs 48°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 3,220 cfs 49°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 6,600 cfs 51°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 1,350 cfs 49°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 1,325 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 52°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 2,110 cfs
50°
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 94%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 94.6%

 

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions October 29, 2021

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The release from Cannonsville has been increased bringing the flow at Stilesville to 942 cfs this morning.  We wouldn’t be surprised if it was increased more today.  The other river flows have dropped significantly but have a long way to go.  Everything is still very high.  The feeder streams are still pumping in a lot of water.  There is still no wading but people were floating the West Branch yesterday.  We may see a bit of rain today with winds 10 – 15 from the South.

 

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 942 cfs
56°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 2,090 cfs
54°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 1,260 cfs 48°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 3,570 cfs 50°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 6,540 cfs 51°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 1,620 cfs 50°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 950 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 52°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 2,330 cfs
50°
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 92.3%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 93.4%

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions October 28, 2021

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The river flows have dropped significantly but have a long way to go.  Everything is still very high.  The feeder streams are still pumping in a lot of water.  It’s going to take a few dry days for the runoff to subside.

 

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 874 cfs
56°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 2,170 cfs
53°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 1,460 cfs 49°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 5,350 cfs 51°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 9,530 cfs 50°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 2,460 cfs 50°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 580 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 51°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 3,420 cfs
51°
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 88.8%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 90.7%

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions October 27, 2021

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The rain just kept falling yesterday.  The rivers flows were huge yesterday afternoon with a lot of localized flooding. Some areas are still flooded this morning.   It’s going to take a few dry days for the runoff to subside.

 

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 874 cfs
56°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 4,250 cfs
53°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 2,480 cfs 52°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 12,300 cfs 53°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 28,700 cfs 53°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 5,760 cfs 53°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 860 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 57°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 5,210 cfs
55°
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 84.9%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 87.1%

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions October 26, 2021

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The flow numbers below are from a 4:45 am update.  We had some rain overnight and the river flows are climbing.  Wunderground is forecasting an additional 1.5″ of rain today. That is a lot of water so be careful.  Click on the links below for the most recent flow information.  There is definitely no wading on the system today.

 

What’s Hatching:
Olive Sulphur – #18 – 20 – Heptagenia hebe
Light Cahill – #14 – Stenocron spp. , E. invaria
Slate Drake – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Tiny Blue Wing Olive – #20 – 24 – Pseudocloeon sp.
Blue Wing Olives – #16 – 20 – D. deficiens, lata
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.

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West Branch at Stilesville, NY 874 cfs
56°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,280 cfs
55°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 991 cfs 49°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,850 cfs 52°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 3,340 cfs 56°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 821 cfs 55°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 860 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 57°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 955 cfs
55°
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 84.9%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 87.1%

 

 

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions October 25, 2021

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We had some rain overnight and the river flows are slowly going up this morning.  As of the 5:30 am updates it doesn’t seem like a lot of runoff so far.  Click on the river gauge links below for the latest flow data.  Yesterday was a decent olive day with some Isonychias and Heptagenias on some sections.  The olives were definitely the most talked about hatch last night.  Streamers and nymphs worked well for people earlier in the day.  Today looks relatively dry with the air temp hitting 71 degrees.  Wind will be from the South 5 – 10 mph.  We may see an afternoon thunderstorm.   Tonight we may see an additional 1/2″ of rain.

 

Flick Ford found some fish on top yesterday.  Bruce Miller photo

Flick Ford found some fish on top yesterday. Bruce Miller photo

What’s Hatching:
Olive Sulphur – #18 – 20 – Heptagenia hebe
Light Cahill – #14 – Stenocron spp. , E. invaria
Slate Drake – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Tiny Blue Wing Olive – #20 – 24 – Pseudocloeon sp.
Blue Wing Olives – #16 – 20 – D. deficiens, lata
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 874 cfs
56°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,210 cfs
55°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 902 cfs 45°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,520 cfs 49°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 2,730 cfs 52°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 462 cfs 50°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 860 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 55°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 617 cfs
51°
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 84.9%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 87.1%

 

 

 

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Delaware River Report / Conditions October 24, 2021

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Yesterday was one of those rare days with good cloud cover, a little spit of occasional rain, and light wind.  So it was a really good olive day on some river sections.  There were a few Isonychias and Heptagenias but most dry fly fish were landed on olives.  Streamers and nymphs worked earlier in the day for some people.  The releases haven’t changed so the rivers are in the same shape they were yesterday. The weather looks similar except a bit more wind.  There may be a stray rain shower but we shouldn’t see steady rain until night.  Total rainfall tonight may be 1/2″.  It looks like a wet week in the 10 day forecast so keep an eye on the gauges below for the latest flow data.

Tim Glynn found some fish eating olives yesterday

Tim Glynn found some fish eating olives yesterday

What’s Hatching:
Olive Sulphur – #18 – 20 – Heptagenia hebe
Light Cahill – #14 – Stenocron spp. , E. invaria
Slate Drake – #12-2xl – 12 – Isonychia bicolor
Tiny Blue Wing Olive – #20 – 24 – Pseudocloeon sp.
Blue Wing Olives – #16 – 20 – D. deficiens, lata
Tan Caddis – #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.

Click on the gauge below for the most recent update:

West Branch at Stilesville, NY 874 cfs
56°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY 1,130 cfs
55°
East Branch at Harvard, NY 841 cfs 45°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY 1,420 cfs 47°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY 2,630 cfs 51°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY 394 cfs 49°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release 860 cfs
West Branch at 191 Bridge N/A 54°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow) 585 cfs
49°
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity 84.9%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity 87.1%

 

 

 

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