The other night I decided to go old school and fish Les Shannon's Lemon Cahill, a great Catskill style Sulphur pattern. Happily, a native Brookie liked the fly. John Kavanaugh, a member of the Catskill Fly Tyer's Guild has tied a several dozen for the shop in a variety of sizes along with some other classics including the South Branch Chub by Bob Jacklyn and the Ken Lockwood Streamer. The streamers are $2.75 apiece but the other dries and emergers are $1.95. John is an innovative tyer and his patterns have been very successful at catching fish not only in the Northeast but out west as well.
As we head into Memorial Day Weekend, we continue to be open for phone and email orders including Monday, Memorial Day. We will have normal business hours throughout the weekend opening at 8am on Saturday, 9am on sunday and 8am on Monday. Curbside pick up is available. The NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife completed its Spring Trout Stocking this week. Major area rivers and streams were stocked including the South Branch, Musky and Pequest. A full list of waters stocked this week can be found here: https://www.state.nj.us/dep/fgw/trtinfo_spring20.htm#updates
Fly fishing this weekend should be excellent this weekend. We're expecting a little rain which shouldn't hurt and with the new fish in the water I expect strong catches especially on nymphs and emergers. Sulphur hatches are underway late in the day into the evening. Grey Wing Yellow Quills, Epeorus vitreus will be joining