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Al Caucci Fly Fishing
1250 Winterdale Road
Starlight, PA, 18461

Phone : 1 ( 570 ) 635 - 5897
email : alcaucci@hancock.net


 

2015 UPPER DELAWARE RIVER

BIG, WILD TROUT TRIP

 

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 day trips are available between April and October. Pick your own dates for total flexibility!

The Delaware River in the N.E. corner of Pa flows between the Endless Mountains of PA and the Catskills of NY, only  a 2-1/2 hour drive from NYC.  The Delaware system includes the fabulous West Branch, the East Branch and the famous Main Stem Delaware , which flows 365 miles to the sea.  All rivers are big, wide and gentle for wading.

The Upper Delaware RIver system includes about 150 miles of blue ribbon wild trout water, all wadeable and  floatable with drift boats. Outdoor Life Magazine ranked the West Branch the #2 wild trout river in North America , after the Big Horn, its even better now.  It’s pretty hard to beat the Missouri, Bitterroot and Clark Fork in Montana, but I would definitely rank the Delaware as one of the top 5 rivers in the world for catching big wild brown and rainbow trout on dry flies.  Expect to hook big browns and rainbows between 16 and 24 inches on dry flies.  The insect diversity of the Delaware is truly amazing with hatches of mayflies, caddis and stoneflies practically every day from early April until late October.  This river has a wider window of opportunity than  any river I know.

We are talking big, clear, tailwater rivers here with lots of gentle riffles and long pools with highly selective trout!  The correct fly and presentation is a must to hook these big guys.  Except for the Missouri in Montana , you will catch more big wild rising trout on the West Branch with a "match the hatch" dry fly than any other trout river (See photos of Delaware trout here) when considering the long 4 - 6 month window of opertunity!

You stay at the Delaware River Club right on the West Branch with plenty of private access.  Big clean rooms, super friendly staff and great guides (who I personally trained myself) that know the rivers and the bugs intimately.  Most of your fishing will be from drift boats, but you will have plenty of opportunities to wade if you desire!

I have scheduled these Delaware trips for late April through October. In April the fish have been unmolested all winter long and they really go on a tear when the first heavy hatches appear.  During this time, you can expect heavy hatches of #12, #14 Hendrickson (E. subvaria) both light and dark, Blue Quill #16, #18 (paraleps), Baetis #16, #18 and Brachycentrus Caddis #14, #16 both the apple green and the charcoal varieties. May - mid June are also excellent. July through October can also be very good on the upper WB and upper EB. Excellent Caucci/Nastasi Compara fly patterns are available for these hatches in all the stages; Comparadun, emerger, spinner and nymph at the Delaware River Club Fly Shop on the premises.  Click here for Delaware River Reports 

Best hatching in April - mid May starts around noon to dusk this time of year.   You will be on the river by 11:00 AM and fish until dusk, around 8 - 9 PM during this time of the year.  Continental Breakfast is availabe at 8:00 AM . July and August have similar hours, as do Sept to late Oct. except it gets dark much earlier. Lunch will be on the river.   Please call or email alcaucci@hancock.net for custom programs.

Total Price for 2 persons with private room sharing a guide.

1 night/1 day Guided Float Trip Package ---------------  $575, deposit $250

2 night/2 day Guided Float Trip Package ---------------  $1150, deposit $550

3 night/3 day Guided Float Trip Package ---------------  $1725 deposit $825

4 night/4 day Guided Float Trip Package ---------------  $2200 deposit $1000

5 night/5 day Guided Float Trip Package ---------------  $2875 deposit $1300

Price includes guided fishing, continental breakfast in the DRC dining room, lunch on the river and private bedroom accommodations; two persons per suite which has 2 bedrooms and one full bath so you will have your own bedroom, also includes a living room with cable TV, refrigerator and fly tying table if you’d like to tie your own flies!  Price includes everything except gratuities for staff and guides and of course your fly shop bill and incidentals.

Prices for private room and private 1 on1 guiding

1 night/1 day Guided Float Trip Package ---------------  $550, deposit $250

2 night/2 day Guided Float Trip Package ---------------  $1060, deposit $500

3 night/3 day Guided Float Trip Package ---------------  $1600, deposit $800

4 night/4 day Guided Float Trip Package ---------------  $2100, deposit $1000

5 night/5 day Guided Float Trip Package ---------$2650, deposit $1300

Price includes 1 on 1 guided fishing, continental breakfast in the DRC dining room, lunch on the river, and private suite and bedroom with cable tv, refrigerator, and flytying table. Price includes everything except gratuities for guide/staff, dinner, and of course your fly shop bill and incidentals.

To register, send deposit (see above) to Al Caucci Flyfishing, 1250 Winterdale Road, Starlight, PA. 18461 or call Al or Betti at (570)-635-5897 or (570)-807-5123, email alcaucci@hancock.net


 

 

 
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