The Beaverkill is flowing at 187 cubic feet per second, which is just above the average flow of 155 cfs on this date in late July. The beautiful weather we’ve had lately, with cool evenings and fresh breezy days have kept water temperatures favorable for the trout and for trout fishing.
Although most of our major mayfly hatches have finished, the Trichos have made their appearance. These tiny mayflies (also known as Tricorythodes) create a much-anticipated summertime hatch; and are found along the stream in the early morning hours. Swarms of trichos can give the appearance of tiny snowflakes fluttering just above the water’s surface; however windy or stormy weather can be a deterrent. Tricho imitations are tiny, in sizes #20 - #26, and tend to be of the spinner type, with white outstretched or splayed wings and a black body. You’ll be using your smallest tippet sizes (#6X, 7X) when fishing this hatch.
During the day watch for Blue-Winged Olives and assorted caddis flies; Light Cahills and Sulphurs may make an appearance on until dark.