This should be a great weekend to get out and fish over cast warm and flows are down. If you have a good trip or even if you don’t drop us a report so we can update the board at the shop.
We have a few of the new Korkers Chrome wading boots with a fixed kling-on sole with a 20 pack of screw in studs for $149.95 these have the BOA system and are very light weight. I have a pair and I LOVE them.
Monday –Thursday 6-6
30% off all in stock Echo rods this sale is limited to what is in stock only
25% off in stock old model Korkers wading shoes and accessories.
Used gear / demo specials:
LL Bean 5wt outfit (good shape) $100.00
Sage VT2 8’6” 4wt $225.00
Orvis trident 8’6” 9wt $250.00
Fly logic 9’ 4/5 wt. w/ reel/line /case $150.00
Albright 9’ 5wt $100.00
Hardy Cascapidia 8/9 reg. $449.00 $349.00
Hardy swift m 925 English made reg. $489.00 $389.00
Orvis large arbor number IV $90.00
TFO midge with 5wt line $ 69.95
Now that the Hendricksons have all but finished it is time for one of the little talked about or even written about hatches. The blue quill or Paraleptophlebia Adotiva or as some call them Paralep for short. They are actually not blue at all but a dark mahogany color. They are about a size 18 and will hatch mid-morning thru the afternoon. One problem with this hatch and it can give you fits is that the Paralep dun looks a whole lot like a blue wing olive spinner minus the clear wings. Many time fly fisherman will see them or net them from the surface and mistake them for the BWO spinner. The problem is they are fairly quick transformers so they emerge fast and don’t ride the surface all that long. Unlike the spinners that lay flush in the water film the buggers float much higher. A Catskill style red quill dry tied size 18 is just the ticket. When fishing over rising trout don’t be afraid to add a bit of a twitch to the fly just as it get to the rising fish. For the spinners try a sz 18 rusty spinner with 2x long tails and a small yellow egg sack under it. The real dry fly season will be here soon with multiple mayfly and caddis hatches starting in the next couple of weeks and lasting thru June.
Willimantic: flow 102 CFS temps are up to mid 50’s and the Hendrickson hatch is in done. A few small tan caddis and the odd olive here and there. Look for a good hatch of olives to start in the next 5 days. Keep an eye out for paraleps here I did not see any last Friday but they should have started.
Natchaug: flow is at 87 temps are in mid 50’s look for some caddis action. Along with lots of Paraleps. I was there Friday with a guide trip and the boys did well.
Hockanum: flow is at 103 CFS temps mid 50’s look for some small grey caddis and green caddis also.
Salmon: flow is at 91 CFS temps mid 50’s small stones and caddis are about, Paraleps are out in decent numbers. Look for the red quill sz 18 to produce good early in the hatch here as the males hatch first. Don’t overlook a big stone or woolly bugger as well.
Farmington: flow is at 171 CFS from the dam with another 78 CFS from Still River the river is now very fishable. Winter caddis early, Hendricksons are on big time, with some Blue winged olive duns mixed in, with Paraleps. with midges thru out the day
Housatonic: flow is at 833CFS temps are mid 50’s the river is finally in fishable condition. Olives sz 16-18, green caddis, tan caddis as well. Try big streamers near cover and stone fly nymphs.