Ramblings of a River Guide
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It looks like the autumn of 2018 is going to be remembered as a high-water event in the Upper Delaware region. Our local rivers continue to run at much higher flow rates than what we are used to … more
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 … more
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 … more
Summer is here, and the big insect hatches of spring are just about over. For us fly fishermen, summer fishing is a much more laid-back time to fish. The choices for trout fishing are far more … more
For fly fishermen who chase trout in the Upper Delaware River system, the first week of June has always been referred to as “Bug Week.” In most years, this week will offer the … more
For us fly fishermen a sure sign of spring is Hendrickson duns floating down our favorite trout streams. In the Upper Delaware system this activity is just getting going. Recently I have been seeing … more
Thinking you might like to get started fly fishing for trout? Understanding the “aquatic” insects that are the trout’s the main food is pretty basic. These “bugs” spend … more
The 2018 trout season is now open in New York State (Pennsylvania will have to wait a bit longer, until April 14). As is normally the case, our local rivers are running a bit high and very cold. … more
The recent polar vortex had its grip on the Upper Delaware River and the entire region. Most of our rivers are now iced in, and fly fishing is out of the question without distant travel. It will be a … more
This year’s transition from summer to winter has been stalling out for over a month now. Thus far, we have had very few nights below freezing and daytime temperatures have been very warm. This … more
This is one of my favorite months to fly fish the Delaware River and its branches. The mountains are lit up with color, and it is very pleasant time to spend a day in the outdoors. The autumn is also … more
This autumn is shaping up to offer us fly fishermen some great opportunity. Our recent weather has been cooler, with daytime highs in the 60s. This is a great time to be outdoors and for us fly … more
For fly fishermen, the month of August is normally a pretty tough time to pursue trout. For those of us who simply can’t wait until the cooler weather returns, we’re lucky to have two top … more
For us fly fishermen the warm summer months are the prime time to pursue the Upper Delaware’s other game fish. Now that the river has warmed up, smallmouth bass rule the lower river. These hard … more
The first week of June finally arrived. For us fly fishermen, this week has always been known as “Bug Week.” This is about the time every year when the waters of the Upper Delaware turn … more
The month of May is more than half over, and the river conditions on the Big “D” (Delaware) are just getting good. The cold wet weather this spring has had the Delaware running high and … more
The 2017 trout-fishing has been open for just over a month now. So far, Mother Nature has not been cooperating with us fly fishermen. For much of this time, the Delaware River and its tributaries … more
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