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    my return from the willow

    Headed up this weekend and decided to give the willow a shot since it was in perfect shape. Stopped at hazel pool first and to my surprise had 2 hits in 15 minutes. Landed 1 which was a beautiful fish about 16 inches. Then headed upstream fished by the mueseum but didnt get any hits. took a ride up the upper beaverkill for the scenery since its my oppinion that its the prettiest place in the catskills. Ate lunch at the beaverkill valley inn which was dad's idea since hes more into the historical part of flyfishing than anything. The lady at the BVI said that we could fish if we wanted so i decided to give it a shot. Went to the bridge and tried first a wolley bugger and got nothing. Switched to a 16 copper john and bamn second cast hooked a fish. He came in like a wet sock since the water was so cold but his size and colors are what impressed me. He was 18 inches and fat as could be and his colors were almost a crimson red. A very pretty fish. HAs anyone else noticed that for some reason the beaverkill browns have distinct colors that only apply to the fish in that river. Anyway it was a memorable moment to have such luck on the hallowed waters of the upper b-kill. BY the way the temperature was 20 degrees so dont be discouraged on a 35-40 degree day be glad its not bad if you layer up your clothing. A picture is coming of the one fish on the willow.

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    Hi Unregistered,

    Although the Willi at Hazel Bridge is open all year long, I believe that the Beaverkill in that area is closed to any type of fishing at this time of the year. Just a thought.

    Jeff S.


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    Hi Jeff,

    Pretty sure that the 'No Kill' stretch of the Beaverkill is open year round.

    Allan

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    Question My return from the willow

    Isn't the "Upper" Beaverkill at the Beaverkill Valley Inn private water? I know you can't park by the side of the road and fish. It's owned by the Rockefeller family. I thought it closed along with the public water on October 15th.


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    I find it somewhat interesting that in late March or early April people dont usually do very well in the Catskills and the excuse is always the water is too high and cold and yet people go in Nov and Dec and do well. Why is this ? Do the fish somewhat shut down in Jan,Feb and March and it takes them time to get back into things or is poor March and April fishing just an excuse for not knowing how to catch fish when its more challanging ?

    North Jersey

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    The No kill of the Wilo and Bkill is open all year round.The upper Bkill is closed!

    Late march early april is a great time to be on the water up there nymphing,and early stonefly activity can be very good as well.

    Arnold some of us do well all year round up there if there no ice.


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    Just who was this lady who told you it was ok??????????? IF, it was Mary Ellen, the cook, and wife of Frank Kutner, (owner of Kutners Fly Shop in Decker Town), then that tells me something. If not, then who?????????????? mark

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    Whatever open or closed, glad you did good fly. I would think if the section is privately owned the owner has the say if fishing is allowed, no?

    GaryB


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    Hey Fly14, do you have a new email address? I'll email you your password.

    Pictures taken before/after/during fly fishing:
    http://dcabarle.smugmug.com/Sports/F...79119552_XXeHe

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    The no-kill IS open all year around, but that water on the upper Beaverkill is NOT no-kill. So who's this lady goin' around tellin' people it's ok to fish??????????? mark

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