Just think 2 weeks ago we were fishing in 70 degree sunshine to rising trout and hatching little black stones. now it has not really broken the 65 degree mark in 10 days, has been dry as a bone and I am hearing that the Hendricksons hatch is starting to slow on the western Connecticut tail waters. I have not seen or heard of anyone seeing any on the willimantic , but they may have snuck out in 2 or 3 days when no one was looking. There have been some Blue winged Olives and small grey caddis hatching with the odd trout actually rising to it. These are the years when the hatches will be hard to judge, But we will have to see. I was on the DEEP web site today and found that they have updated their trout stocking maps to include most all of the major and some of the minor streams that they stock. While i don’t really care were they actually stock it is a great reference for access point on those rivers. I have printed them out and have them in a folder in my guide box. I have also saved them to the computer so I can send them to my I phone the day of a trip to have it even more handy. Speaking of handy things Passin thru ( Jim E) our shop IT wizard has set up some real nice report portals on the shops main web page.
this weekend is the 5th annual spring fling and tag sale. this is one of my favorite weekends at the shop, customer old and new stop buy and we are able to chat about the upcoming season and what went down over late fall winter. we will have many of our tackle vendor there and lots of stuff to try.
MAY 5th is the first new England spey clave up on the farmington. I will be there with stuff from the shop and will also be tying some salmon and steel-head spey flies.
Next Saturday is the opening day for the Connecticut regular trout season to may this is a traditional day of gathering with family and friends for some fishing and good times. we will be open extra hours so stop by and say hey to Jt and all of the shop rats.