The Beaverkill is still flowing at a level that is above the average flow for mid-July, which bodes well heading into the end of the month. The past few cool evenings have kept water temperatures favorable for trout – and for trout fishing.
This is a good time to fish with midges and smaller flies – watch for Blue-Winged Olives, stoneflies and various caddis flies, in addition to the summertime Light Cahills, Sulphurs and Isonychias which may appear at dark.
When fishing with small flies don’t forget to tippet down in size – 6X for flies that are sizes #18 and #20, and 7X for midges and flies smaller than #20.
When the sun is on the water, try fishing in the riffles and faster water – favorite attractor flies that fish well in fast water are the Royal Wuff and Elk Hair Caddis.