November 2022 Limited Run Flies: Week Four

The fourth and final 2022 limited run fly is a #12 black Comparadun. Black flies work well in certain situations. A better silhouette in low light? Cheating the glare? Sometimes black flies show up better on the water for both the angler and the fish. For those situations we use a black #12 Comparadun tied on a Tiemco 100 hook..   See it in the online store here.

November 2022 Limited Run Flies: Week Three

The third 2022 limited run fly is a tiny blue wing olive emerger. Tied on a TMC 2487 #18 hook that is 2X short but has a decent gap for hooking and holding fish. We use a trailing shuck and a thread body with a small dubbed thorax to keep the fly thin. The wing is light dun Hi Vis for visibility.   See it in the online store here.

November 2022 Limited Run Flies: Week Two

The second 2022 limited run fly is a Tan #18 East Branch Caddis. The East Branch Caddis has a tan cdc body, a tan cdc under wing, and medium deer hair overwing making this a high floating fly. It’s tied on an Umpqua Stubby T #18. The Stubby T is a heavier wire hook with a wide gap.   See it in the online store here.

November 2022 Limited Run Flies: Week One

The first 2022 limited run fly is a low floating CDC loop Wing Hendrickson emerger tied on TMC 100 #14 hook. We used our Extra Red / Red Brown Spectrumized Dubbing and and a thin trailing shuck. This is a good fly for picky fish in thin water.  See it in the online store here.

Delaware River Report: October 31, 2022

This is our last daily river report until April 1st. Click on the river gauge links below for the latest flow and water temp information over the Winter. The small olives will continue to hatch as long as the weather stays relatively warm. Right now there are still some caddis but they’re hard to predict – but worth carrying a few patterns. The 10 day forecast is actually looking pretty good. Today will be a mix of clouds and sun with the air temp hitting 65 degrees. Wind will be from the south again 5 – 10 mph. Tonight will be warm only dropping to 52 degrees with light showers.

What’s Hatching:
Dark Blue Wing Olive – #18 – 20 – deficiens, lata
Tiny Blue Wing Olive – #22 – 26 – Pseudocloeon sp.
Tan Spotted Sedge #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.

View the current local weather conditions.

Click on any gauge for the most recent data:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY151 cfs50°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY252 cfs47°
East Branch at Harvard, NY112 cfs44°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY461 cfs46°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY910 cfs46°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY267 cfs44°
West Branch at 191 Bridge45°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)162 cfs44°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release160 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity42.4%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity72.5%

Delaware River Report: October 30, 2022

It’s another cold morning with frost on the ground. It should end up much like yesterday with sun and clouds hitting 62 degrees. We’ll see a little more wind hitting 5 – 10 mph from the South. Overall it looks like another good day to be on the water for late October. It should fish the same with nymphing being the best bet early in the day, The olives have been showing up mid afternoon when the water warms. Some stretches have been better than others so move around if you’re not finding them.

What’s Hatching:
Dark Blue Wing Olive – #18 – 20 – deficiens, lata
Tiny Blue Wing Olive – #22 – 26 – Pseudocloeon sp.
Tan Spotted Sedge #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.

View the current local weather conditions.

Click on any gauge for the most recent data:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY151 cfs50°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY255 cfs46°
East Branch at Harvard, NY112 cfs43°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY480 cfs44°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY937 cfs46°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY279 cfs43°
West Branch at 191 Bridge44°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)169 cfs44°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release160 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity42.4%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity72.5%

Delaware River Report: October 29, 2022

It’s another morning with heavy frost on the ground. Much like yesterday we’ll heat up to the 60’s with bright sunshine. That pushed the olives a little later in the day but there was still some dry fly action. Small flies have been much better than larger flies lately. Nymphing is your best bet early but people are moving fish on streamers even in the low water. Wind will not be an issue today.

What’s Hatching:
Dark Blue Wing Olive – #18 – 20 – deficiens, lata
Tiny Blue Wing Olive – #22 – 26 – Pseudocloeon sp.
Tan Spotted Sedge #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.

View the current local weather conditions.

Click on any gauge for the most recent data:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY151 cfs50°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY258 cfs47°
East Branch at Harvard, NY115 cfs45°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY499 cfs46°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY975 cfs48°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY295 cfs45°
West Branch at 191 Bridge45°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)181 cfs47°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release160 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity42.4%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity72.5%

Delaware River Report: October 28, 2022

We had some computer issues yesterday. It was cold overnight with a good frost this morning. The water temps dropped down a bit and will take a while to climb back up today. So nymphing or streamers will be your best bets early. We should see small olives hatching in the afternoon. They’ve been fairly consistent for late October. There are still some caddis but they have been less consistent. We’ll hit 58 degrees today with a mix of clouds and sun. Wind should not be a factor.

What’s Hatching:
Slate Drake – #14- Isonychia bicolor
Olive Sulphur – #18 – 20 – Heptagenia hebe
Dark Blue Wing Olive – #18 – 20 – deficiens, lata
Tiny Blue Wing Olive – #22 – 26 – Pseudocloeon sp.
Tan Spotted Sedge #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.

View the current local weather conditions.

Click on any gauge for the most recent data:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY151 cfs50°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY271 cfs48°
East Branch at Harvard, NY117 cfs47°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY540 cfs48°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY1,070 cfs51°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY319 cfs47°
West Branch at 191 Bridge47°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)198 cfs49°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release160 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity42.5%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity72.5%

Delaware River Report: October 26, 2022

Some light rain is falling this morning but it shouldn’t do anything to the river flows. The clouds will be another bonus today. There were some olives yesterday afternoon and some fish were rising. Nymphing is your best bet early with streamers working for some people in low light. Today will be another warm day hitting 66 degrees. Wind will be 5 – 10 mph from the South. Today should fish a lot like yesterday.

Ron Reedy found this on eating olives on top yesterday

What’s Hatching:
Slate Drake – #14- Isonychia bicolor
Olive Sulphur – #18 – 20 – Heptagenia hebe
Dark Blue Wing Olive – #18 – 20 – deficiens, lata
Tiny Blue Wing Olive – #22 – 26 – Pseudocloeon sp.
Tan Spotted Sedge #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.

View the current local weather conditions.

Click on any gauge for the most recent data:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY151 cfs54°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY268 cfs58°
East Branch at Harvard, NY182 cfs52°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY648 cfs55°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY1,060 cfs56°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY365 cfs55°
West Branch at 191 Bridge57°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)214 cfs57°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release160 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity42.8%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity72.4%

Delaware River Report: October 25, 2022

We’re a little late this morning due to some computer issues. The rain brought the river flows up between 20 and 50 cfs so it won’t be noticeable wading out there today. Yesterday was a great day of sporadic, light rain and no wind. Most people we saw were casting to fish. It was mostly olives with a few other bugs mixed in. Today is going to be much warmer hitting 65 degrees. There are potential afternoon sowers but the total rainfall should be negligible again. Wind 5 – 10 mph from the South.

Ron with a great brown yesterday. Ed DeSalvio photo
Ron with another solid one yesterday. Ed DeSalvio photo

What’s Hatching:
Slate Drake – #14- Isonychia bicolor
Olive Sulphur – #18 – 20 – Heptagenia hebe
Dark Blue Wing Olive – #18 – 20 – deficiens, lata
Tiny Blue Wing Olive – #22 – 26 – Pseudocloeon sp.
Tan Spotted Sedge #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.

View the current local weather conditions.

Click on any gauge for the most recent data:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY151 cfs52°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY274 cfs56°
East Branch at Harvard, NY170 cfs47°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY556 cfs48°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY984 cfs50°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY319 cfs49°
West Branch at 191 Bridge51°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)209 cfs50°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release160 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity42.5%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity70.4%

Delaware River Report: October 24, 2022

We have light rain falling this morning it should not be enough to affect the river flows. We will keep the clouds and light wind and hit 64 degrees. It sounds like it will be a good blue wing olive day. Nymphing is probably your best bet early but we should see olive hatching early afternoon. The amount of bugs has varied a bit day to day but we have found fish eating. There were some caddis in the air yesterday but none hit the water where we were fishing.

What’s Hatching:
Slate Drake – #14- Isonychia bicolor
Olive Sulphur – #18 – 20 – Heptagenia hebe
Dark Blue Wing Olive – #18 – 20 – deficiens, lata
Tiny Blue Wing Olive – #22 – 26 – Pseudocloeon sp.
Tan Spotted Sedge #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.

View the current local weather conditions.

Click on any gauge for the most recent data:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY151 cfs52°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY232 cfs54°
East Branch at Harvard, NY165 cfs47°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY535 cfs48°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY919 cfs50°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY295 cfs49°
West Branch at 191 Bridge51°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)209 cfs50°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release160 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity42.5%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity70.4%

Delaware River Report: October 23, 2022

It’s another morning of frost that will take a while to warm up. We’ll eventually hit 64 degrees with some clouds and light and variable winds. The cloud cover should help the mid afternoon olive hatches. Hopefully pushing them a little earlier in the day. Nymphing or wet flies should be decent early with potential olives from 2 pm on. Once the sun drops things have been shutting down. Today may be different with the low only dropping to 50 degrees. Any rain should happen overnight.

What’s Hatching:
Slate Drake – #14- Isonychia bicolor
Olive Sulphur – #18 – 20 – Heptagenia hebe
Dark Blue Wing Olive – #18 – 20 – deficiens, lata
Tiny Blue Wing Olive – #22 – 26 – Pseudocloeon sp.
Tan Spotted Sedge #16 – 18 – Hydropsyche sp.

View the current local weather conditions.

Click on any gauge for the most recent data:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY151 cfs52°
West Branch at Hale Eddy, NY243 cfs49°
East Branch at Harvard, NY165 cfs44°
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy, NY562 cfs46°
Mainstem at Lordville, NY975 cfs47°
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls, NY311 cfs45°
West Branch at 191 Bridge47°
West Branch at Walton (Cannonsville inflow)220 cfs46°
Cannonsville Reservoir Release160 cfs
Cannonsville Reservoir Capacity42.5%
Pepacton Reservoir Capacity70.4%
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