Once again mother nature had a heavy hand yesterday but this time she left us with plenty of sweet cool rain. Flows are all up and fishing will be good for a while. The forecast for next week is way more seasonal that what we had this week so enjoy.
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
TFO midge with 5wt line $ 69.95
I had an absolute truth in fly fishing a hatch painfully retaught to me last Saturday evening. I made a quick little trip with a couple of friends to a favorite section of a river we all fish. When we got to the spot there were already rising fish and bugs in the air. As I normally do in this situation I tied on a leader and watched for a few minutes. There were a few splashy rises that I figured were fish taking one of the 3 different caddis. I then noticed that there were a lot a sz 12 spinners in the air but high off the water. Most likely remnant March brown spinner fall. I then noticed a fish closest to me was gulping like it was taking some type of emerger. Well after 5 fly changes I decided to move a little farther below the fish and try and net what it was eating. There were some sz 18 sulphur spinners. Well by this time it was getting dark and I had just enough time to tie on an imitation and make a few casts on the third cast a nice 14” brown took the fly. That was the only fish of the evening as I took too long to figure out what was happening and ran out of light. I skipped the step of actually looking at the water I just assumed what was in the flow instead of actually looking.
Willimantic: flow 184 CFS temps are in 60’s. Morning / evening olives will give way to lunch time caddis evening will bring E. Vitreus sz 14 , also some scattered Sulphurs and cahills.
Natchaug: flow is at 110CFS temps are in 60’s march browns spinners, Vitreus, tan and olive caddis sz 16. Some Sulphurs 16-18 and olives sz 20
Hockanum: flow is at 230CFS temps 60’s march browns, Vitreus, tan and olive caddis sz 16. Cahills sz 14
Salmon: flow is at 208 CFS temps are 60’s caddis tan & olive sz 16-18, olives am sz 18 March browns sz 12. Some Sulphurs, cahills
Farmington: flow is at 338 CFS from the dam and 277 from Still, flow thru TMA is good- a very fishable level., in TMA look for March browns sz 12, Vitreus sz 14, Olives sz 18-22. Sz 16-18 tan caddis with some Sulphurs starting
Housatonic: flow is at 1070 CFS temps are in 60’s the river is now very fishable Olives sz 16-18, green caddis, tan caddis as well some march browns , some Iso’s and Cahills-Sulphurs at dark as well. Try big streamers near cover and stone fly nymphs for some larger fish.