Upper NY producing big rainbows and browns on the fly.

Posted on November 25th, 2009

My wife Barb & I had a chance to fly fish Upper NY for just a few hours this afternoon and the results were excellent.  We headed to the Oak Orchard tributary armed with our 7wt fly rods, Cortland weighted-forward floating lines, 6lb. test fluorocarbon leaders and drifted small single egg imitation flies in 4-6′ of water.  We ended up hooking-up four fish and landing three of them.  The two rainbows were fresh-run and fought very hard.  My larger rainbow was caught while it was still light and the fight took about 15min., and I ended up landing the fish about 300 yds. down-river.  By the time it was calm enough to handle, it was dark!!  Both rainbows made several jumps and just kept “sizzling” line out.  The huge brown didn’t fight hard, but it may be my largest brown on a fly!  We are going to be taking advantage of the forcasted rain and drop in air temperature and we will probably be flyfishing in NY for the next few days.

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