Catskill Mountains fly fishing adventures. We are located just two hours north of New York City. We specialize in walk wade and drift boat fishing trips for beginners all the way to seasoned veterans on the fly.
Jeff might have the coolest mom in the world. It was almost Jeff’s eighteenth birthday and his mom gifted him a guided Delaware trip. FYI Jeffs mom my birthday is August 13th lol.
We fished the upper West Branch which recently had been rained on and the reservoir was spitting dirty water. In the first 50 yards we had 3 streamer eats and one nice one to net.
A few hundred yards later we ran into an epic BWO hatch and netted a few more.
After that fizzled out we saw a big brown eating ever ISO that floated down the bank. We put one over his head and the fish turned and stracked in 10 feet before aggressively smashing it. (first picture below)
Some days you wake up and see the blue bird skies and think there might not be any noses popping up. This was the case today. Boat in the water, rods rigged and ok there’s a nice nose subtly cruising the shadow line. The prize was in a rythimic eating pattern that consisted on lateral and horizontal shifts. 3 here then 3 there then 3 there.
After many presentations, staying shorter than long to scare the fish, finally timing and distance was met with a sip.
Dad tied into a good one and it settled juniors back of the boat jokes. The fish made us work but it was well worth it.