Delaware River, West Branch

Tip of the week 

With these water conditions wading is very accessible and you shouldn't have a problem getting around on the whole west branch. Throwing a double nymph rig, with a stonefly and a hares ear or a pheasant tail nymph has been productive along with throwing streamers. If you do get a fish rising, get a fly over him as soon as possible because with the cold water they do not rise consistently and more sporadic.

Seven-day forecast 

The outlook for the next 7 days looks to be alight with temps in the 60's and 70's. We will start to see more bug and fish activity at the surface here in the next few weeks with water temps getting closer to 50. But throwing streamers and nymphing is the most productive as of this week, but you will also start to see some Blue quill and BWO as well in the the next week or so. We just need water temps to hit the 50's for a few days to really start to kick things off. The bugs can't hold off to much longer with these water temps and air temps.

Must Have Flies 
Stimulator black 12-16 Buy from
Freshwater Clouser Black 4-6 Buy from
Schultzy's S3 Sculpin black 2-6 Buy from
Bead Head Woolly Bugger Streamer Black Or Olive 2-8 Buy from
Bead Head American Pheasant Tail Bown or Natural 12-20 Buy from
Gold Bead Hare's Ear Nymph Natural 10-16 Buy from
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