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by stokes
Sat Aug 08, 2015 7:48 am
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Skunked again.....
Replies: 11
Views: 1419

Re: Skunked again.....

...I went to the Esopus... ...started in the morning above the portal... ...there were about 30 trout... ...one was a good 18"er... ...Went down to cemetery below the portal after lunch... ...had fish jumping at my fly on every other cast almost... Thank you. Now if I decide to go to the Esopus tom...
by stokes
Thu Aug 06, 2015 11:51 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Skunked again.....
Replies: 11
Views: 1419

Skunked again.....

But this time was particularly frustratinng.I went to the Esopus on wednsday,started in the morning above the portal,water was low but there was a nice stretch about 100 yds long,water went about 4-5 ft deep in the middle.At head of this run there were about 30 trout just sitting on the bottom facin...
by stokes
Sun May 17, 2015 2:38 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Couple things I learned this week
Replies: 9
Views: 1498

Re: Couple things I learned this week

Thanks for the encouragement guys.I know the 70 miles I travel isnt so inconvenient,but the first 2 seasons I concentrated on stream fishing I was hitting the water 2-3 times a week and I considered myself lucky to be able to spend that much time on the water.I only fish mid week and really do enjoy...
by stokes
Sat May 16, 2015 11:02 am
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Couple things I learned this week
Replies: 9
Views: 1498

Couple things I learned this week

Got out on Wed and Thurs this week and learned a few things.One is that there are some pretty large fish in the small Woodland Creek,a trib of the Esopus.There was still a lot of water in this smallish trib.I was fishing a small pool with a caddy emerger and saw a brown following my fly,but as he go...
by stokes
Tue May 05, 2015 5:27 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Intro....and advice
Replies: 10
Views: 1479

Re: Intro....and advice

Nothing good to report.Saw a couple caddies and a lot of midges? or gnats.Caught 4 trees and many rocks.It was pretty windy.Used a caddy emerger most of the day,then switched to the smallest black pattern I had for an hour or two before leaving at about 7:15.
by stokes
Thu Apr 30, 2015 8:36 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Intro....and advice
Replies: 10
Views: 1479

Re: Intro....and advice

I am aware of the spooking issue in these low clear streams.I didnt mean that I see action on a stream and it goes dead when I approach,just feel like I'm the kiss of death.When I approach I try to be as stealthy as I can then I sit for a good half hour and just watch.I fish working my way upstream ...
by stokes
Thu Apr 30, 2015 1:53 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Intro....and advice
Replies: 10
Views: 1479

Re: Intro....and advice

Above the portal, between it and Shandaken I use my 4wt,below the portal as well.The stretch I usually hit is between Shandaken and Big Indian along Creekside Dr,fairly small water here,the 2 wt reaches everything I need to.I like the shorter,lighter 2wt as I have a couple injuries from a motorcycle...
by stokes
Thu Apr 30, 2015 9:00 am
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Intro....and advice
Replies: 10
Views: 1479

Re: Intro....and advice

Thanks guys.Ed,I think the 2 wt is fine for this stream,its quite small up near Spruceton,and the flows have been declining,down to about 15 cfps.I also have a 3wt and 4wt that I always have with me,in case I need them.Usually I'm not sure where I will fish.I go out on Rt 28 and from Shandaken I can...
by stokes
Wed Apr 29, 2015 8:47 pm
Forum: The Bar Stool
Topic: Intro....and advice
Replies: 10
Views: 1479

Intro....and advice

Hi all.I found this site via a link on another site.I see there are some Catskill people here and a couple names I recognize from other sites.I got my first fly rod over ten yrs ago and fished it in a lake mostly,almost exclusively.Two yrs ago I retired and have spent a lot of time,2-3 days a week f...