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Re: Upper D - first week of august

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Tim,

J wades 99% of the time and I float 99% of the time. I just got a text from the nephew so I'll have a 14 yr old to babysit. You are welcome to join us or stop by the motel any evening. I'll share info from our day on the water. Bad thing about the Delaware....what happens Monday has zero to do with what will occur on Tuesday. It's always different. If you can cast accurately 35-40', you can catch some. It's more observing than fishing though.

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Re: Upper D - first week of august

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I was wading. if you can float it may be an advantage. It's helps to be able to cover water to find fish that are working. Andy is right about the conditions. I was there for 4 days and everday was different, even the timing of the hatches was a little off depending on the weather.

Posted on: 2013/7/25 13:04


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This past weekend. The West Branch well downstream from the no kill (below Balls). Saturday 1-4pm. In the bright sun; in knee deep water and the fishing was pretty good. The fish were looking up. The bugs were large and the fish were blasting in the chop. 4x. You can have that Deposit techo stuff. The system is HUGE so get out and explore. There is a learning curve but it can be rewarding.

Posted on: 2013/7/25 21:33


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vcregular wrote:
This past weekend. The West Branch well downstream from the no kill (below Balls). Saturday 1-4pm. In the bright sun; in knee deep water and the fishing was pretty good. The fish were looking up. The bugs were large and the fish were blasting in the chop. 4x. You can have that Deposit techo stuff. The system is HUGE so get out and explore. There is a learning curve but it can be rewarding.



There ya go! I love days like that.

Posted on: 2013/7/26 7:10


Re: Upper D - first week of august

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VC

Did you have some Iso action downriver?

Posted on: 2013/7/29 15:28


Re: Upper D - first week of august

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Just thought I would share a couple fish we caught last week fishing the upper west. The fishing was tough up there but persistence paid off. Leaders of 16 feet or longer were required and the sulphurs were as small as size 22. I really enjoy this type of fishing for some reason. It can be maddening at times but also rewarding when it comes together.

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Re: Upper D - first week of august

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If you intend to go up this weekend and haven't booked a room, you may not find one within 40 miles of Hancock. It's "parents weekend" for summer camp, a hare scramble mx race in town and neck car at Pocono. Weather looks promising but I don't like the fact they just dropped the release.

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Re: Upper D - first week of august

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Yeah why did they drop the release. That is not good. Steady flow = steady hatches and the reservoir is over 93% full. Water should not be an issue. If I make it down this weekend (not looking good at the moment) I will let you know. PM me your phone number just in case. This is my last chance for a few weeks to get down there but the wifey may put the brakes on this trip.

Posted on: 2013/7/30 14:45


Re: Upper D - first week of august

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MC. Just a handful of Isos but they would eat them in the riffs if you prospected. The large bug I was referring to is some sort of steno. Mottled wings and something like a cahill.

I completely 100% agree with your comment about long leaders. My leaders sometimes get to the point where they are pushing 18' on that system. Long leaders allow for long drifts and maximum time for your fly to be on the water. Good luck if you hit it.

Posted on: 2013/7/30 16:27


Re: Upper D - first week of august

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gotcha thanks. I know what bug you mean and i believe you are correct they are stenos.

Posted on: 2013/7/31 8:00


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Beautiful fish mcjwilla, Awesome

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Re: Upper D - first week of august

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Thanks Timmy some of them get really colored up in there

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Tim,

You got free admission to the gun show along with the fish pic. Lol.

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How did you guys make out up there this weekend?

I floated each day, fri and sat down around narrowsburg and sunday i went north to check out the trout zone, floated from the buckingham access to Lordville. We had fun on the lower river but when i get back up there i am headed right for that area we floated Sunday, its awesome up there.

I didnt see any trout activity Sunday up north but we certainly saw them in the water as we floated. Saw some random sulfurs and small what i guess were the tiny blue wings you guys were referring to but nothing even remotely what would be considered fishable. The wind was honking all day anyway which would have made fly fishing very tough but it was really cool to get up there and check out the area. I'll be back before the cold weather hits you can bet on that. The best quality smallmouths we caught were up there too, ironically

Posted on: 2013/8/5 17:03


Re: Upper D - first week of august

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We met a forum member at the motel parking lot. While describing the rig we use, I had my nephew unwrap the line from the tip of my fly rod.... also known as the nephew snapping off the last 6" of my nymphing rod.

We had mixed success. The weather was bright sun and that's not typically a good situation on any wild trout stream. Saturday was a little windy and Sunday had a few hours with a steady wind of 25-30. As luck would have it, during the high winds, we had a blanket hatch of iso (as much of one as you'll ever get to see), sulphurs, cahills and a few stones sprinkled in for good measure.

Monday & Tuesday were pseudo hells. #24-26 olives and the fish were on them. You could sit and watch 50 slate drakes float directly over a fish without being touched. The fish were feeding like it was a trico spinnerfall on the Tully. I don't carry anything smaller than a #20 so I simply went to faster water searching with an iso emerger or nymphed.

I averaged 7-10 fish a day. I did catch a pile of little guys that I won't count (3"-6").

Click on the pic of my nephew casting. He's got 6-7 months under his belt. He can toss a pretty good loop and reach out there 40'. I was impressed.

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Posted on: 2013/8/8 9:47



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