The Beaverkill still remains at a slightly higher flow than average, heading into September. With cool evening temperatures in the 40s and 50s, fishing conditions should be favorable.

The best flies to use during these end-of-summer days are beetles, ants and other terrestrials. As most of the hatches are finished – except for occasional Blue-Winged Olives, Isonychias (slate-colored mayflies) and various caddis flies - it is also a good time of year to use streamers. Streamers imitate minnows and young-of-the-year fish. Some Beaverkill favorites include the Black Ghost, Muddler Minnow and Black Leech, as well as Conehead streamers, which are easier to see in dark or discolored water.

The Elk Hair Caddis in size #14, and the Dun Variant, also in size #14, may encourage a trout to rise; 5X tippet is sufficient for flies of this size

Approach the water quietly and carefully and with a minimum of disturbance and make every cast your best, and anticipate a strike once you cast your fly for improved fishing success.