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Recommended Tackle & Gear
5 or 6 weight
Dry fly: 9 & 12 ft., 5 or 6X, Nymphing:
71/2 ft., 3 or 4X, Streamers 0-2X
Dry fly: 5 or 6X, Nymphing: 3 or 4X,
Best Fly Rods:
Perfect Fly Superb Five or Ultimate Six
For 5/6 fly line
Fly Floatants and Misc Items:
Floatants, KISS Strike Indicators
Tools & Accessories:
Nippers, forceps, retractors, etc.
Delaware River, New York - Fishing Report -
May 21, 2017
The West Branch is down a lot but still a little too high to wade safely in most
sections. The East Branch is down a lot but also too high to wade safely. The
Main stream is way down from the past week, but still to high to wade. All three
sections can be fished from a drift boat.
West Branch Delaware Stream Conditions
East Branch Delaware Stream Conditions:
Main Stem Delaware River Stream Conditions:
7 Day Weather Forecast: There is a chance of rain everyday for this coming
week. Highs will range from 60 to 71 degrees and lows from 48 to 52 degrees.
Recommended Trout Flies:
Strategies, Techniques and Tips:
Brown Sculpin and White Belly Sculpin are great flies to use throughout the season.
Black Matuka and Olive Matuka Sculpin streamers are good flies to use at this time,
Blue Quills should start hatching any time.
Hendricksons and Red Quills should start hatching any time.
Green Sedges (caddisflies) are hatching
Dark Blue Sedges (caddis) are hatching
Gray Drakes are hatching.
American March Browns are hatching.
Brown Drakes are starting to hatch. (East Branch)
Eastern Green Drakes are starting to hatch (East Branch)
Brown Sculpin and White Belly Sculpin, size 6
Black Matuka and Olive Matuka Sculpin, size 4/6
Blue Quills, size 16, nymphs, emergers, duns and spinners
Blue-winged Olives: size 18 and 20, nymph, emergers, duns and spinners
Hendricksons/Red Quills: 12/14, nymphs, emergers, duns and spinners
Gray Drakes, size 10/12, nymphs and spinners
Brown Drakes, size 10, nymphs, emergers, duns and spinners (east branch)
Eastern Green Drakes, size 8/10, numphs, emergers, duns and spinners (east branch)
American March Browns, size 10/12, nymphs, emergers, duns and spinners
Green Sedge (caddis), size 14/16, larva, pupa and adults
Dark Blue Sedge, size 14, pupa and adults
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