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The Beaverkill is perhaps the most famous fly fishing stream in America, largely because of its history, and it can still be a good one if you don't let its history spoil your expectations.

Almost every pool has a name and a story or three in the great works of fly fishing literature.

Landscape & scenery photos from the Beaverkill River

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This is Cairn's Pool on the Beaverkill, possibly the most famous pool in all of trout fishing. From the Beaverkill River in New York.
This is Cairn's Pool on the Beaverkill, possibly the most famous pool in all of trout fishing.
Date TakenMar 22, 2005
Date AddedFeb 1, 2006
AuthorTroutnut
 From the Beaverkill River in New York.
Date TakenOct 9, 2004
Date AddedJan 18, 2006
AuthorTroutnut
I'm breaking my rule about naming locations for this picture, since the context adds much to its meaning.  This great blue heron is standing on a slab of river-worn concrete silhouetted against the NY Quickway bridge over the Beaverkill River at Cairn's Pool.  Several human fishermen pursue trout from one shore while an avian fisherman pursues them from the other. From the Beaverkill River in New York.
I'm breaking my rule about naming locations for this picture, since the context adds much to its meaning. This great blue heron is standing on a slab of river-worn concrete silhouetted against the NY Quickway bridge over the Beaverkill River at Cairn's Pool. Several human fishermen pursue trout from one shore while an avian fisherman pursues them from the other.
Date TakenOct 9, 2004
Date AddedJan 25, 2006
AuthorTroutnut
This 15" brown trout took a small emergent sparkle pupa on a large Catskill river. From the Beaverkill River in New York.
This 15" brown trout took a small emergent sparkle pupa on a large Catskill river.
Date TakenAug 24, 2004
Date AddedJan 25, 2006
AuthorTroutnut
Here's an underwater post-release picture of a 15" brown trout I caught in a clear Catskill river. From the Beaverkill River in New York.
Here's an underwater post-release picture of a 15" brown trout I caught in a clear Catskill river.
Date TakenAug 24, 2004
Date AddedJan 25, 2006
AuthorTroutnut
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On-stream insect photos from the Beaverkill River

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Caddis on Catskill cobble. From the Beaverkill River in New York.
Caddis on Catskill cobble.
Date TakenApr 16, 2005
Date AddedFeb 2, 2006
AuthorTroutnut
 From the Beaverkill River in New York.
Date TakenMay 7, 2005
Date AddedMar 25, 2006
AuthorTroutnut
An ant struggles to escape the surface of a Catskill stream.  The black dot on the right is the ant's shadow on a rock on the bottom.  I can see how this would appeal to a trout.  Even I kind of want to eat the thing. From the Beaverkill River, Horton Bridge Pool in New York.
An ant struggles to escape the surface of a Catskill stream. The black dot on the right is the ant's shadow on a rock on the bottom. I can see how this would appeal to a trout. Even I kind of want to eat the thing.
Date TakenApr 16, 2005
Date AddedFeb 2, 2006
AuthorTroutnut
I'm not sure what the caddisflies in this tight cluster are doing, but I'd guess it has something to do with mating.  They scooted all around the rock, with some flies leaving the cluster and new ones coming all the time. From the Beaverkill River in New York.
I'm not sure what the caddisflies in this tight cluster are doing, but I'd guess it has something to do with mating. They scooted all around the rock, with some flies leaving the cluster and new ones coming all the time.
Date TakenMar 22, 2005
Date AddedJan 24, 2006
AuthorTroutnut
I found this little Paraleptophlebia dun along a Catskill stream, but not enough of her brethren were emerging to get the early-season trout to rise. From the Beaverkill River in New York.
I found this little Paraleptophlebia dun along a Catskill stream, but not enough of her brethren were emerging to get the early-season trout to rise.
Date TakenMay 7, 2005
Date AddedMar 25, 2006
AuthorTroutnut
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Closeup insects from the Beaverkill River

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Male Ephemerella subvaria (Hendrickson) Mayfly DunMale Ephemerella subvaria (Hendrickson) Mayfly Dun View 9 PicturesI collected this male Hendrickson dun and a female in the pool on the Beaverkill where the popular Hendrickson pattern was first created. He is descended from mayfly royalty.
Collected April 19, 2006 from the Beaverkill River in New York
Added to Troutnut.com by Troutnut on April 22, 2006
Female Ephemerella subvaria (Hendrickson) Mayfly DunFemale Ephemerella subvaria (Hendrickson) Mayfly Dun View 9 PicturesI collected this female Hendrickson dun and a male in the pool on the Beaverkill where the popular Hendrickson pattern was first created. She is descended from mayfly royalty.
Collected April 19, 2006 from the Beaverkill River in New York
Added to Troutnut.com by Troutnut on April 22, 2006
Ephemerella invaria (Sulphur Dun) Mayfly NymphEphemerella invaria (Sulphur Dun) Mayfly Nymph View 8 PicturesThis small Ephemerella invaria nymph was at least a month away from emergence.
Collected April 19, 2006 from the Beaverkill River in New York
Added to Troutnut.com by Troutnut on April 21, 2006
Isonychia bicolor (Mahogany Dun) Mayfly NymphIsonychia bicolor (Mahogany Dun) Mayfly Nymph View 7 PicturesThis Isonychia bicolor nymph from the Catskills displays the prominent white stripe sometimes characteristic of its species. This is the first such specimen I've photographed, because members of the same species in the Upper Midwest have a more subdued stripe (and were once thought to be a different species, Isonychia sadleri). The striking coloration on this eastern nymph is more appealing.
Collected April 19, 2006 from the Beaverkill River in New York
Added to Troutnut.com by Troutnut on April 21, 2006
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