Esopus Creek

Tip of the week 

With several varieties of insects hatching simultaneously now is the perfect time to fish two flies. The bottom fly should be a heavy nymph with a emerger or wet fly tied about a foot behind as the second fly. My favorite combination, to match the hatch occurring now, is a Prince Nymph and a Caddis Emerger. Cast the combination straight upstream nymphing them down stream. Allow the flies to swing down stream and then slowly strip them back towards you. This technique will cover a lot of productive territory.

Seven-day forecast 

A couple days in the seventies this past week has stimulated the hatches. There will be a slight cool down this week with the chance of light rain showers. The end of the week will see a rebound of temperatures with daytime highs back into the upper sixties.

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