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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
Pros pointers: Over the next three weeks things in the bug/trout world will start to change. When the water begins to warm to high 50’s to 60’s the hatch times and concentrations of the hatches will move away from mid-day to morning and later afternoon. The number of different mayflies and caddis flies that will hatch grows the closer we get to the magic of the middle of June. The first of these mid late spring hatches is the march brown; it hatches from about 2 in the afternoon on. While not a blanket hatch they come off a few at a time for a good part of the afternoon. They are a solid size 12 with mottled tan/ brown wings and a tannish brown body. They are followed closely by the pale evening duns E. Vitreous these are a light olive yellow body fly with dun colored wings. They Like other Epeorus mayflies actually molt into an adult on the stream bottom and swim to the surface as a fully emerged adult. Swinging a sz 14 yellow soft hackle or a wet fly can be a very deadly technique for this hatch. They are flowed by the first of the light cahill it is a sz 14 with a lighter tan body than the I. Ithaca which is a sz 12 and much closer to a yellow. Then come the Sulphurs E. Invaria, E. Dorothea, and E. Rotunda, the Rotunda is the first and largest of the three it is a sz 16 will begin about memorial day most years. It is followed by the Invaria a sz 18 and then the Dorothea a sz 18. Many days the duns will still be hatching when the spinners start to fall. There are several caddis mixed in most important of them is the American grannom Brachycentrus it is a sz 14 tube case builder and unlike most caddis that will blast thru the surface film they actually ride the surface for a time so they are more available to be eaten easily by trout. Next week we will touch base on some methods to fish these hatches.
Report: you just might want to do that yard work this weekend
Willimantic: flow 884 CFS temps are up to mid 50’s give the river until maybe Sunday and it may fish Ok with streamers this is roughly 4X normal May flow.
Natchaug: flow is at 560CFS temps are in mid 50’s this is roughly 3 to 4 times normal
Hockanum: flow is at 705 CFS temps mid 50’s this is one of the highest May flows ever for this river.
Salmon: flow is at 1600 CFS temps mid 50’s last week it was less than 100 CFS.
Farmington: flow is at 181 CFS from the dam with another 788 CFS from Still River. The TMA is actually very fishable. Winter caddis early, Hendricksons are on big time near the dam, with some Blue winged olive duns mixed in, with Paraleps. with midges thru out the day. The best spots to fish will be up near the dam above the Still but you can still manage to fish thru the TMA. Just be careful
Housatonic: flow is at 2000 CFS temps are mid 50’s the river is marginally fishable condition. Olives sz 16-18, green caddis, tan caddis as well. Try big streamers near cover and stone fly nymphs.