Delaware River, Main Stem - Hancock to Callicoon, New York Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
Fly Fishing Map of Delaware River, Main Stem, NY
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Delaware River, Main Stem - Hancock to Callicoon, New York Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
Dry fly with a size 18 or 20 dropper.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Delaware River, Main Stem is currently Good

Water flow: Lordville: 1300 cfs Callicoon: 1300 cfs

Visibility: 60 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 54 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: all day

Best stretch: close to Hancock

Best access point: Any

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Blue wing olives Isonychia/Slate drakes Caddis (early and late)

Fish species: Rainbow & Brown Trout, Smallmouth bass

Fishing season: Year round catch and release

Nearest airport: Binghamton Airport (BGM), Binghamton, New York

Person Fishing in a stream

Delaware River, Main Stem Description

The Main Stem of the Delaware begins in the Village of Hancock where the West and East Branches meet and forms the border between New York and Pennsylvania. This is a big river. Its pools are long and deep fed by long, gentle riffles. This river is best known for its hard fighting rainbow trout. In recent years there’s been an increase in the number of brown trout with many exceeding twenty inches in length. ...

Techniques & Tips

Swinging wets/soft hackles and dry flies. Nymphing is good too.

7-Day Forecast

Fall game is on. Olives and isos will provide the majority of the action with caddis coming into play on some days too. Watch water flow as they could jump around as NYC is directed to release water to keep downriver flow targets at their minimum.


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