The Beaverkill remains in great shape with a good volume of water, thanks to continuous rain showers during this week.
This is time of year fly fishers anticipate – with fly hatches of caddis, mayflies and stoneflies occurring during the day and evening. With this volume of water, fishing can be productive all through the day up until dark.
There have been hatches of mayflies from 10:00 in the morning until dark - size #16 Olives (not in great numbers, but enough to spur on some rising fish.) A few Yellow Sallies (stoneflies) in size #16 have also been seen, as well sightings of March Browns, which are large (size #12) mayflies hatching in the afternoons.
When flies are hatching or on the water, try to match the size, shape and color. In addition to direct imitations, old stand-by favorite flies for this time of year include the Elk Hair Caddis in a size #14 and the Adams in sizes #14, #16 and #18. As the season progresses, flies will become lighter in color. A few Light Cahills have been reported earlier on the lower river and will be making their way upstream. Be sure to have an assortment of flies to use.