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  • 04/16/2014

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    Wednesday 4/16: We have our free annual Opening Day Pancake Breakfast this Sat 4/19 7am-10am, all are welcome, stop in & say hi. Well over 70 degrees Monday, and this morning there is snow on the ground, whassup with that? Substantial rain yesterday has Housy over 4,000cfs & rising, should peak this afternoon & start dropping tomorrow, but it will take at least several days to get down to a fishable level (under 2,000cfs for wading anglers). Weather goes back to normal starting tomorrow, sunshine & highs in the 50's thru the weekend, and even milder next week. For Opening Day 4/19, all the local streams will once again be legal to fish, and although the Housy will probably still have too much water, all the other local streams should be in nice shape. We DON'T have a license machine, so please purchase a 2014 CT one online in advance. Please "Like" us on Facebook We're your fly-fishing source in Connecticut, feel free to contact us!
  • 04/14/2014

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    Monday 4/14: Partly sunny, with a high near 72. Housy is doable by boat and clarity is about 3 feet, but flow ideally should get under 2,000cfs for wading (we are mid 2,000 range & dropping). Our $199 1/2 day float trip special ends Sun 4/20, call 860-672-1010 to do it. Best local options for wading anglers right now include the C&R section on Macedonia Brook in Kent, and the Campville C&R section on Naugatuck River (exit 41 off Rt 8)- it was stocked 4/10 with 700+ trout, including 10 large broodstock fish. We have our free annual Opening Day Pancake Breakfast next Sat 4/19 7am-10am. We DON'T have a license machine, so please purchase a 2014 CT one online in advance. Please "Like" us on Facebook We're your fly-fishing source in Connecticut, feel free to contact us!
  • 04/13/2014

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    Sunday 4/13: Already got a report of a pair of 18" browns caught on big streamers this morning. Clouds and maybe a morning sprinkle will give way to a very mild afternoon with sun & clouds, high reaching almost 70! Housy is doable by boat and clarity is about 3 feet, but flow ideally should get under 2,000cfs for wading (we are mid 2,000 range & dropping). Our $199 1/2 day float trip special ends Sun 4/20, call 860-672-1010 to do it. Best local options for wading anglers right now include the C&R section on Macedonia Brook in Kent, and the Campville C&R section on Naugatuck River (exit 41 off Rt 8)- it was stocked 4/10 with 700+ trout, including 10 large broodstock fish. We have our free annual Opening Day Pancake Breakfast next Sat 4/19 7am-10am. We DON'T have a license machine, so please purchase a 2014 CT one online in advance. Please "Like" us on Facebook We're your fly-fishing source in Connecticut, feel free to contact us!
  • 04/12/2014

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    Saturday 4/12: Looks like a beautiful weekend, w/ sun & highs mid/upper 60's. A little on/off showers from yesterday/last night is bumping the flow a little, but shouldn't be much, and clarity is unchanged. Our $199 1/2 day float trip special ends Sunday 4/20, call 860-672-1010 to jump on that. Best local options for wading anglers this weekend include the C&R section on Macedonia Brook in Kent, and the Campville C&R section on Naugatuck River (exit 41 off Rt 8)- it was stocked 4/10 with 700+ trout, including 10 large broodstock fish. We have our free annual Opening Day Pancake Breakfast 4/19 7am-10am. We DON'T have a license machine, so please purchase a 2014 CT one online in advance. Please "Like" us on Facebook We're your fly-fishing source in Connecticut, feel free to contact us!
  • 04/11/2014

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    Friday 4/11: Housy is once again dropping nicely, needs to come down under 2,000cfs for you wading anglers, I'd say we should be there by Sunday. Under 2,500cfs we are fishable in our boats, book a trip- $199 1/2 day early season float trip promo, call 860-672-1010, ends Sunday 4/20. Best local options for today & Saturday for wading anglers would include the C&R section on Macedonia Brook in Kent, and the Campville C&R section on the Naugatuck River (exit 41 off Rt 8)- the Naugy was just stocked on 4/10 with 700+ trout, including 10 large broodstock fish. I (Torrey) am doing my free Housy Bull's Bridge Orientation at 9am this Sat 4/12. We have our free annual Opening Day Pancake Breakfast 4/19 7am-10am. We DON'T have a license machine, so please purchase a 2014 CT one online in advance. Please "Like" us on Facebook We're your fly-fishing source in Connecticut, feel free to contact us!
  • 04/10/2014

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    Thursday 4/9: $199 1/2 day early season float trip promo, call 860-672-1010, must be booked & TAKEN by Sun 4/20. Free Housy Bull's Bridge Orientation w/ Torrey 9am Sat 4/12. Free Opening Day Pancake Breakfast 4/19 7am-10am. Cool & sunny this AM, supposed to reach almost 60 today. Housy flow has been flat for the past 24 hours at 2,800+ cfs, 40-60% chances of on/off showers overnight through Friday night. Sat & Sun will see highs low/mid 60's, sun & clouds. We need flow to come down to 2,000 or less for wading anglers, but we can float it at higher levels in our boats. Locally, the C&R section on Macedonia Brook is your best bet for wading anglers (along Rt 341 meadow section in Kent), medium & clear flow. Use stealth there, as it's small & clear, the trout spook easily. We DON'T have a license machine, so please purchase a 2014 CT one online in advance. Please "Like" us on Facebook We're your fly-fishing source in Connecticut, feel free to contact us!
  • 04/10/2014

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    Thursday 4/9: $199 1/2 day early season float trip promo, call 860-672-1010, must be booked & TAKEN by Sun 4/20. Free Housy Bull's Bridge Orientation w/ Torrey 9am Sat 4/12. Free Opening Day Pancake Breakfast 4/19 7am-10am. Cool & sunny this AM, supposed to reach almost 60 today. Housy flow has been flat for the past 24 hours at 2,800+ cfs, 40-60% chances of on/off showers overnight through Friday night. Sat & Sun will see highs low/mid 60's, sun & clouds. We need flow to come down to 2,000 or less for wading anglers, but we can float it at higher levels in our boats. Locally, the C&R section on Macedonia Brook is your best bet for wading anglers (along Rt 341 meadow section in Kent), medium & clear flow. Use stealth there, as it's small & clear, the trout spook easily. We DON'T have a license machine, so please purchase a 2014 CT one online in advance. Please "Like" us on Facebook We're your fly-fishing source in Connecticut, feel free to contact us!
  • 04/09/2014

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    Wednesday 4/9: $199 half day float trips thru 4/20, call 860-672-1010, must be booked & taken by Sun 4/20. Free Housy Bull's Bridge TMA/C&R Orientation w/ Torrey 9am Sat 4/12. Free HRO Opening Day Pancake Breakfast 4/19 7am-10am. Feels like spring finally, with highs in the 50's & even 60's. Housy is under 3,000 clearing up, need it come down to 2,000 or less for wading anglers, but we can float it at higher flows in our boats. Hopefully we will be under 2,000cfs by Saturday, weekend weather looks nice & mild. Locally, the C&R section on Macedonia Brook is your best bet (along Rt 341 meadow section in Kent), medium & clear flow. We DON'T have a license machine, so please purchase a 2014 CT one online in advance. Please "Like" us on Facebook We're your fly-fishing source in Connecticut, feel free to contact us!
  • 04/06/2014

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    Sunday 4/6: Pre-season Promo: $199 half day float trips (normally $275) thru 4/20, call 860-672-1010. Free Housatonic Bull's Bridge TMA/C&R Orientation with Torrey Sat 4/12 at 9AM, all are welcome. Free HRO Opening Day Pancake Breakfast 4/19 7am-10am. Sunny & mild today, much less wind w/ highs into 50's. Housy is once again dropping, should be fishable for wading anglers later in the week- look for flows 2,000cfs & below, but we can float it in our boats at higher levels. C&R section on Macedonia Brook is best local bet today (along Rt 341 meadow section in Kent), and state is stocking C&R section of Naugatuck River on Mon 4/7 (exit 41 off Rt 8). As Housy drops & becomes fishable later this week, target bank water with nymphs/streamers. We DON'T have a license machine, so please purchase a 2014 CT one online in advance. Please "Like" us on Facebook We're your fly-fishing source in Connecticut, feel free to contact us!
  • 04/05/2014

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    Saturday 4/5: Pre-season Promo: $199 half day float trips (normally $275) thru 4/20, call 860-672-1010. Free HRO Opening Day Pancake Breakfast 4/19 7am-10am. Got in some cool Umpqua flies this week. 1/4" rain Fri nite has Housy flat, holding in mid 3,000cfs range, still needs to come down more. We can float it under 3,000cfs, but wading anglers need flows under 2,000 (several more days). Locally, Macedonia Brook is your best bet this weekend (only open in the C&R section along the Rt 341 meadow in Kent). The state will stock the Naugatuck River C&R area in Campville (Rt 8 exit 41) Monday 4/7. Early Stones are hatching on all area streams. As Housy drops & becomes fishable again, target water near the banks with nymphs & streamers. It's 2014 so you will need a new CT fishing license- we DON'T have a license machine, so please purchase online in advance. Please "Like" us on Facebook We're your fly-fishing source in Connecticut, feel free to contact us!

events
  • 05/11/2014

    Davy Wotton Trophy Trout & Wet Fly/Soft-Hackle Clinic, Sat & Sun 5/10 & 5/11, 2014, 9AM-5PM
    Two day clinic- 1 of big trout techniques, and 1 of Wet Flies/Soft-hackles. Wotton is most famous for being the modern champion of Wet Fly fishing (he produced the best-selling "Wet Fly Ways" DVD), but he has caught thousands of big trout over 20" via various methods & flies. Many of these were wild browns, the hardest of all to catch, and he's landed them up to 25# plus! There are special techniques, times, places, rigs & flies that will up your odds on getting a trophy trout, and Davy will teach you about them. When it comes to Wet Flies/Soft-Hackles, Davy is the undisputed champion, the most knowledgeable living Wet Fly man in the world. The techniques he learned in Europe were developed over centuries of fishing for wild brown trout, so they work anywhere. It's also Davy's favorite way to catch trout. Expect to be entertained & educated, Davy is quite the character. He also has some unusual but very efficient ways of rigging & leader construction that he will teach you. Clinic is 2 days, 9AM-5PM, includes lunch. Call 860-672-1010 to book a spot, cost is $300, paid in full in advance, no refunds- clinic runs rain or shine.
  • 05/10/2014

    Davy Wotton Trophy Trout & Wet Fly/Soft-Hackle Clinic, Sat & Sun 5/10 & 5/11, 2014, 9AM-5PM
    Two day clinic- 1 of big trout techniques, and 1 of Wet Flies/Soft-hackles. Wotton is most famous for being the modern champion of Wet Fly fishing (he produced the best-selling "Wet Fly Ways" DVD), but he has caught thousands of big trout over 20" via various methods & flies. Many of these were wild browns, the hardest of all to catch, and he's landed them up to 25# plus! There are special techniques, times, places, rigs & flies that will up your odds on getting a trophy trout, and Davy will teach you about them. When it comes to Wet Flies/Soft-Hackles, Davy is the undisputed champion, the most knowledgeable living Wet Fly man in the world. The techniques he learned in Europe were developed over centuries of fishing for wild brown trout, so they work anywhere. It's also Davy's favorite way to catch trout. Expect to be entertained & educated, Davy is quite the character. He also has some unusual but very efficient ways of rigging & leader construction that he will teach you. Clinic is 2 days, 9AM-5PM, includes lunch. Call 860-672-1010 to book a spot, cost is $300, paid in full in advance, no refunds- clinic runs rain or shine.
  • 04/26/2014

    Aaaron Jasper Advanced/Master Nymphing Clinic, 9AM Saturday April 26th, 2014
    Nymphing has become more popular than ever, and as technology progresses & information improves, it has become even more productive. There are 2 basic styles: Indicator & European/Tight-Line. Aaron has 3 DVD’s on nymphing to his credit, plus numerous articles. He will show you how to improve your indicator fishing, and how to use the deadly Euro-style tight-line methods. Each technique has it’s moments, and Aaron will explain when, where & how. Clinic will include a PowerPoint, and he will cover adjusting to conditions, seasons, temps, reading water, fly selection, rigging, leader construction, weight, etc. You will learn how to make simple leaders for both styles of nymphing. Clinic will be both inside & on the water, bring your gear. This is a full-day 8 hour event, cost is $100, paid in advance, non-refundable, and we go out rain or shine. Call 860-672-1010 to sign up. Please have some experience nymphing, beginners should take his Intro Nymphing clinic on 4/19.
  • 04/19/2014

    Free HRO Opening Day Pancake Breakfast, Saturday April 19th, 2014, 7AM-10AM
    Will be holding our annual Free HRO Opening Day Pancake Breakfast on April 19th, from about 7AM to around 10AM, all are welcome. There will be plenty of pancakes, bacon, eggs, sausages, donuts, coffee & OJ.
  • 04/19/2014

    Aaron Jasper Intro to Nymph Fishing Clinic, 10AM Saturday April 19th, 2014
    Nymphing is the deadliest way to put fish on the end of your line with a fly rod. If you are looking to get into the world of nymphing, look no further. Aaron has 3 DVD’s on nymphing to his credit, as well as numerous articles in the magazines. This clinic is approximately 4 hours, and will start with an indoor session that will cover theory, techniques, rigging, flies & fly selection, and a PowerPoint presentation. Then you will put your waders on and go into the water to put theory into practice on the water. Everyone will get some 1-on-1 time with Aaron and have plenty of opportunities to pick his brains. Clinic cost is $75, paid in advance, non-refundable, and we go out rain or shine so please bring a raincoat. You should come away from this clinic with an understanding of the basics of nymph fishing, and he will also show you how to build a simple but very effective nymphing leader.
  • 03/02/2014

    Free Streamer Tying Clinic w/ HRO guide Jim Plante, 10AM Sunday March 2nd, 2014
    HRO Guide Jim Plante is a well-traveled fisherman who loves to teach fly fishing & fly tying, and he is also a signature fly designer for Rainy’s Flies (a purveyor of arguably some of the highest quality flies in the business). Jim is a subsurface minded angler so he really loves nymphing, but even more so in recent years he finds himself chucking big meaty streamers. Jim has a variety of patterns (mostly original) he uses to catch trout on different waters; local and non local. He will share some of these with you during this half day clinic. This clinic will focus on tying articulated and non-articulated streamers in different sizes. Show up with your vise, basic tools, assorted threads, and Jim will provide the materials & hooks. Please have at least basic tying skills. You will have an opportunity to pick Jim’s brain about how he approaches the waters when fishing streamers.
  • 02/15/2014

    Free Small Nymph Tying Clinic w/ HRO guide Jim Plante, 10AM Sat. 2/15/14
    Aside from chucking streamers, nymphing is my favorite way to fish for trout. Nymphs come in all shapes and sizes but some of your most productive nymphs come in the tiniest of packages. Small mayfly, caddis, and especially midge nymphs can make your day on the river go from slow to wow! Some tiers shy away from tying flys in small sizes due to strictly the size when some of my best days fishing have been on nymphs size 18-22! In this clinic, learn the skills to tie up an assorted selection of small nymph patterns ranging in sizes 18-22 that for sure will put more fish in your net. Bring your vise, tools, and assorted threads. Materials and hooks will be provided. -Jim
  • 01/22/2014

    Matt Supinkski "Selectivity" Book Signing/Trout & Steelhead PowerPoints/Wine & Beer Tasting, 6PM Wedneday 2/22/14
    Matt Supinski is quite possibly the top Great Lakes Steelhead guide, spending 300+ days on the water each season, and he is also an expert on Salmon & Trout. His recent 12th Anniversary re-do of his book "Steelhead Dreams" is already THE Great Lakes Steelhead bible, and his new "Selectivity" book is his magnus opus, his life's work. It is a BIG book, with 600+ new fly patterns (includes pictures & dressings for all), and while focusing on trout, it will cover Salmon/Steelhead too. In 2010 he guided a client to the IGFA all-tackle world record Landlocked Salmon, and it was on a fly! He has two awesome PowerPoint presentations he will do that night on Trout/Salmon/Steelhead. And to give y'all further incentive, there will also be free wine & beer tasting with some of our local producers. This is going to be a super-fun & informative free event that will help cure cabin fever. Please contact us at 860-672-1010 or hflyshop@aol.com and let us know if you plan on coming. Matt contacted us wanting to do this evnet, and he is looking forward to seeing our shop and meeting everybody. Check out his website at www.graydrake.com. Also check out his "Czechmate" article on matching the hatch for Great Lakes Steelhead in the Feb/March 2014 issue of Fly Fisherman magazine.
  • 01/22/2014

    Matt Supinkski "Selectivity" Book Signing/Trout & Steelhead PowerPoints/Wine & Beer Tasting, 6PM Wedneday 2/22/14
    Matt Supinski is quite possibly the top Great Lakes Steelhead guide, spending 300+ days on the water each season, and he is also an expert on Salmon & Trout. His recent 12th Anniversary re-do of his book "Steelhead Dreams" is already THE Great Lakes Steelhead bible, and his new "Selectivity" book is his magnus opus, his life's work. It is a BIG book, with 600+ new fly patterns (includes pictures & dressings for all), and while focusing on trout, it will cover Salmon/Steelhead too. In 2010 he guided a client to the IGFA all-tackle world record Landlocked Salmon, and it was on a fly! He has two awesome PowerPoint presentations he will do that night on Trout/Salmon/Steelhead. And to give y'all further incentive, there will also be free wine & beer tasting with some of our local producers. This is going to be a super-fun & informative free event that will help cure cabin fever. Please contact us at 860-672-1010 or hflyshop@aol.com and let us know if you plan on coming. Matt contacted us wanting to do this evnet, and he is looking forward to seeing our shop and meeting everybody. Check out his website at www.graydrake.com. Also check out his "Czechmate" article on matching the hatch for Great Lakes Steelhead in the Feb/March 2014 issue of Fly Fisherman magazine.
  • 01/22/2014

    Matt Supinkski "Selectivity" Book Signing/Trout & Steelhead PowerPoints/Wine & Beer Tasting, 6PM Wedneday 2/22/14
    Matt Supinski is quite possibly the top Great Lakes Steelhead guide, spending 300+ days on the water each season, and he is also an expert on Trout & Salmon. His recent 12th Anniversary re-do of his book "Steelhead Dreams" is already THE Great Lakes Steelhead bible, and his new "Selectivity" book is his magnus opus, his life's work. It is a BIG book, with 600+ new fly patterns (includes pictures & dressings for all), and while focusing on trout, it will cover Salmon/Steelhead too. In 2010 he guided a client to the IGFA all-tackle world record Landlocked Salmon, and it was on a fly! He has two awesome PowerPoint presentations he will do that night on Trout/Salmon/Steelhead. And to give y'all further incentive, there will also be free wine & beer tasting with some of our local producers. This is going to be a super-fun & informative free event that will help cure cabin fever. Please contact us at 860-672-1010 or hflyshop@aol.com and let us know if you plan on coming. Matt contacted us wanting to do this evnet, and he is looking forward to seeing our shop and meeting everybody. Check out his website at www.graydrake.com. Also check out his "Czechmate" article on matching the hatch for Great Lakes Steelhead in the Feb/March 2014 issue of Fly Fisherman magazine.
  • 01/11/2014

    Free Streamer Tying Clinic w/ HRO guide Jim Plante, 10AM Sat 1/11/14
    I am a very subsurface minded angler. Aside from nymphing, I am a streamer fanatic! I can't get enough of catching trout on streamers and love chucking meat looking for big trout. In this clinic, learn how to tie up single and articulated streamers using natural and synthetic materials. Please bring your vise, tools, and assorted threads. I will bring hooks and materials. -Jim
  • 12/07/2013

    HRO Christmas Party, Saturday Dec. 7th, 12 noon 'till 5PM
    Our annual Christmas festivities will be the first Saturday in December, from noon until about 5PM, and everybody is welcome to attend. As usual, expect some great food & drink, we MAY even have Carol Bonci here doing her famous gourment pizza if she is available. We will have some specials going on for that one day only, that will make it worth your while to do some X-Mas shopping on that day. We usually get a pretty good turnout, stop in & say "hi", and eat & drink on us. We will have the wood stove fired up!
  • 11/02/2013

    Free Great Lakes Steelhead Clinic w/ Torrey Sat 11/2/13 at 9am
    All are welcome to attend this free seminar with Torrey, our resident HRO Steelhead fanatic. Clinic will run from approximately 9AM to noonish. Topics covered will include basic rigging (including constructing a simple dead-drift leader), weight usage, simple & proven fly patterns, basic dead-drift techniques, Fall/Winter/Spring fishing, proper tackle selection, and dressing for cold weather. Questions are encouraged. Torrey did a stint as a Great Lakes Steelhead, Salmon & Trout guide in the Salmon River area right after college, and he still regularly fishes there as often as he can. The info you will learn is also equally applicable to the big Lake Run Brown Trout that run up the tributaries with the Steelhead. Expect this to last about 3 hours, and it is recommended that yoo bring a pen & notepad.
  • 10/19/2013

    Aaron Jasper Advanced/Master Nymphing Clinic, 9AM Sat Oct 19, 2013
    Nymphing has become more popular than ever, and as technology progresses & information improves, it has become even more productive. There are 2 basic styles: Indicator & European/Tight-Line. Aaron has 3 DVD’s on nymphing to his credit, plus numerous articles. He will show you how to improve your indicator fishing, and how to use the deadly Euro-style tight-line methods. Each technique has it’s moments, and Aaron will explain when, where & how. Clinic will include a PowerPoint, and he will cover adjusting to conditions, seasons, temps, reading water, fly selection, rigging, leader construction, weight, etc. You will learn how to make simple leaders for both styles of nymphing. Clinic will be both inside & on the water, bring your gear. This is a full-day event, cost is $100, paid in advance, non-refundable, and we go out rain or shine. Call 860-672-1010 to sign up. Please have some experience nymphing, beginners should take his Intro Nymphing clinic on 10/12.
  • 10/12/2013

    Aaron Jasper Intro to Nymph Fishing Clinic, 10AM Sat Oct 12, 2013
    Nymphing is the deadliest way to put fish on the end of your line with a fly rod. If you are looking to get into the world of nymphing, look no further. Aaron has 3 DVD’s on nymphing to his credit, as well as numerous articles in the magazines. This clinic is approximately 4 hours, and will start with an indoor session that will cover theory, techniques, rigging, flies & fly selection, and a PowerPoint presentation. Then you will put your waders on and go into the water to put theory into practice on the water. Everyone will get some 1-on-1 time with Aaron and have plenty of opportunities to pick his brains. Clinic cost is $75, paid in advance, non-refundable, and we go out rain or shine so please bring a raincoat. You should come away from this clinic with an understanding of the basics of nymph fishing, and he will also show you how to build a simple but very effective nymphing leader.

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Take a close look at the two pictures of the Early Brown Stonefly nymphs from the Housy on 3/9, there were as many along the river snowbanks as I have ever seen, and lots of winged early brown stonefly nymphsEarly Black Stonefly adults too in many spots. As I write this we are experiencing unusually good Housy fishing conditions for March- moderate, clear flows with that fishy greenish tint. Often March sees murky flows 1,5000-3,000cfs, but not this year. Get out and fish, conditions this good are truly a gift, and most of the highs have moved into the 40’s now. March is a quality over quantity month, and fishing pressure is usually on the light side- there are always spots with elbow room if you are willing to take a short walk. Nymphs will catch more fish now, but medium to large streamers can connect you to a true trophy if you are persistent and fish them slow and deep. Focus on the softer water in pools and deeper runs, and the most productive time of day is late morning thru late afternoon. It is the most comfortable then, water temps are the highest, and both the trout and the insects are most active. The deadliest nymph in March is a larger #8-10 Golden or brown Stonefly, even when you see lots of the smaller #12-16 Early Stones on the banks. Good trailer nymphs include #10-16 Princes, Pheasant Tails, Black Copper John’s, Hare’s Ears, Scuds, Egg Flies, Twenty Inchers, or whatever your generic “confidence nymph” happens to be. I have personally done better with these more suggestive patterns than with exact imitations of the Early Stones, dunno why. March Housy trout seem to average bigger than any other time of year, with 20”+ browns and bows not at all unheard of. Again, streamers and also bigger stones seem to produce the majority of the real trophies. Make sure you have a CT 2013 fishing license before venturing out, as we do not have a license machine. You can purchase one online by clicking here. Most CT Town Halls also sell them Mondays thru Fridays.

We have several paid clinics that still have some openings, check our "Events" section for details, they are also listed on our FaceBook page. Keep your eye out for some "Fishing with Torrey" days to be scheduled for this Spring on some Sundays. They will be full day (about 8 hour) outings with him, limited to groups of four fishermen at $100 per person. Call, message or email the store with your name and daytime phone number if you want to get on the list. Still have a few slots open in Adam's "A-2-Z Streamer Clinic" on March 16th, he will teach you various methods to cover most situations you will encounter, on water big and small. The annual two day clinic with master angler Davy Wotton in mid-May filled up fast, so due to popular demand I scheduled a 2nd one on the weekend of October 5th/6th- it will be "Midge & Wet Fly Fishing", one full day of each. Davy is probably the best living wet fly fisherman, and is also expert at Midge fishing. Former HRO guide Aaron Jasper (producer of 3 best-selling nymphing DVD's, dozens of published articles, and owner of troutpredator.com) will do 2 nymphing clinics for us this Spring- a half-day Indicator Nymphing class on April 27th, and a full-day "Master Nymphing" clinic that will cover both Indicator and Tight-Line European methods on May 4th (it's 1/2 full already). Call the shop at 860-672-1010 to sign up for any of these informative clinics.

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