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Conditions improving daily

The fishing options around the Upper Delaware Region are improving. Over the last few days, our guides have been able to head out with guests and fish streamers, dry flies and nymphs. Based on the current week’s weather forecast, this trend should continue.


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Mid-summer fly fishing report

During the summer months, everything about the river environment happens at a much slower pace. Every year by our current date the insect hatches and the trout’s behavior fall into a very predictable daily routine. In stark contrast to the slower trout fishing, it is prime time for pursuing smallmouth bass with the fly.


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Trout stocking program is open

SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — The Sullivan County Soil and Water Conservation District has started its annual trout stocking program. If you are interested in stocking your pond with trout, fathead minnows, or crawfish this fall, the district will accept orders until Monday, September 24. Rainbow and brook trout are being offered for sale.

Stock your ponds

SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — The Sullivan County Soil & Water Conservation District’s annual bass and minnow fish stocking program is now open. If your pond seems to have excessive vegetation you may want to consider grass carp.


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Opening Day

Opening Day. The words opening day mean different things to different people. For example if you’re a Yankees fan, it means opening day at the ball park. But if you are a trout fisherman, fly fisher, or otherwise, it means only one thing: winter is over, and it’s time to load the car and head to the river.


TRR photos by Ted Waddell

Hardy Boys: Capt. Nick Rubicco, “The Catskill Angler” of Roscoe, is a guide and custom bamboo rod builder. He is pictured with Herb Brooks of High Mount, NY.

Talkin’ trout and other fishy tales

LIVINGSTON MANOR/ROSCOE, NY — It was a day for taking about trout and all things fishy that lure them into the net and creel.

On Saturday, April 7, the Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum (CFFCM) of Livingston Manor presented its annual host of events marking the start of the trout fishing season in the Empire State.


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Metal sculptures of fishing flies like this, by artist Matt Hart, will be on display at the Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum in Livingston Manor, NY.

'The Forged Fly' at CFFCM

LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY — The Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum (CFFCM) will unveil the new art exhibit being displayed in the Wulff Gallery, “The Forged Fly,” by artist Matt Hart of Hartist Metals, on Saturday, April 7. The exhibit is part of the museum’s Visiting Artist Series and will be on display through the end of April.

A two-foot Tigger pole

It was orange, tiny and terrifying in the hands of a kid. Something about giving a five-year-old a pointy stick with a metal hook on it made me think twice. Still, she had it and was having the time of her life with it. She picked the pole out at the store by herself. “It’s Tigger, t-i-double-guh-er.”

 

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