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Friday’s rainstorm was much welcomed, as we desperately need rain – last week was the first time we can ever remember seeing lawns burned brown in May, and the Beaverkill on Friday … more
Trout fishing in our rivers and streams has been productive, despite the low flows and lack of rain. With water levels at less than half their normal volume, we are fortunate that temperatures have … more
Our rivers and streams are low for this time of year, as often happens in May when we haven’t had much rain; and the trees leafing out are a major draw on the water table. On Sunday afternoon, … more
The trout fishing has been picking up, with water levels now down a bit below the average flow, making area rivers and streams easier to wade. During Mid-May a whole spate of flies should be hatching … more
The old adage “April showers bring May flowers” certainly rang true this spring. After what seemed like an interminable period of dark wet, gloomy weather we are now basking in the sun … more
Recently at an author talk at the Livingston Manor Free Public Library, a question was asked of Ed Van Put if the story of Dan Cahill stocking rainbow trout in the Delaware River was true. Ed replied … more
What a difference a day makes! Water levels on area rivers and streams had been dropping slowly but steadily for days and weeks – on Saturday afternoon the Beaverkill at Cooks Falls was flowing … more
Last week’s unseasonable 80+ degree weather was an unexpected taste of mid-summer, but thankfully should revert to more spring-like moderate temperatures this week. Stream levels are low … more
The first full week of the trout fishing season here in the Catskills saw a mixed bag of weather – from the rainy-day season opener, through a few days of unseasonable mid-70s, back to chilly … more
Saturday morning, the opening of the new trout fishing season, dawned under foggy, overcast and rainy skies – we were awakened at 4:00 am by torrential downpours pounding on the metal roof … more
April 1- a date many look forward to during the long, cold winter, that for generations has brought with it the promises of spring and the hope of catching trout. From as far back as I can remember, … more
This past weekend brought the first frost to our garden - not a killing frost, but the first harbinger of more to come. Autumn is beginning to show a bit more this week, with muted orange, yellow and … more
Autumn has arrived right on schedule with a chill in the air and light frosts in the higher elevations; in many houses wisps of smoke from chimneys and furnaces were visible in the early dawning … more
An exciting event, the Catskill Fly-Tyers’ Roundtable, was hosted by the Catskill Fly Fishing Center & Museum on Saturday, September 24, 2022 . Sponsored by the Catskill Fly Tyers Guild, … more
On Saturday September 18, 2022 the Catskill Fly Fishing Center & Museum held its 5th annual Emerging Anglers Dinner at the Beaverkill Valley Inn. With more than 100 attendees filling the tent, … more
After receiving a summer’s worth of rain in just a couple of days, trout fishers are out on the rivers again. Many old-timers looked forward to a rising river to try their luck, knowing that … more
Continuing from last week - the discussion of dry fly fishing as we know it today originated in England in the mid-1880s, but it wasn’t until the early 1900s that American fishermen really … more
When most people think of fly fishing, it is dry fly-fishing that comes to mind.   Despite the three other methods of fly-fishing, namely wet fly, nymph and streamer fishing, for which no … more
On Friday we enjoyed a pleasant day at the “Little World’s Fair” in Grahamsville, watching the 4-H horse show, walking through the barns and seeing the animals and agricultural … more
We who reside in the Catskills relish the cool, clean air, green mountainsides and sparkling clear water. We should never become complacent, believing these lovely vistas that attracted us will … more
Over the first weekend of August, the place to be was at the Catskill Fly Fishing Center & Museum, situated along the banks of the Willowemoc at 1031 Old Route 17, Livingston Manor, which hosted … more
Thanks to intermittent rain showers, we have managed to stay above drought conditions, with last Tuesday’s flows registering above average. By Sunday afternoon, however, the Beaverkill at Cooks … more
Despite the heavy deluges of rain that fell over the last week or two, our rivers and streams continue to be at a lower flow. On Sunday afternoon, the Beaverkill at Cooks Falls registered 98.1 cubic … more
It has been a wonderful summer weekend here in the Catskills – warm and sunny with no rain after the deluges of last week – enough dry days to make hay and catch up on all those outdoor … more
This past weekend, the second weekend in July, had to be the best weekend of the year! The weather was just perfect for outdoor activities – warm sun with cooling breezes and no rainstorms to … more
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