November 22, 2017

November 22, 2017

River Report
River Flow 696 CFS - Visibility - Clear - Showers likely, mainly before 1pm. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 48. Light and variable wind becoming northwest 11 to 16 mph in the afternoon. - AM Water Temp 38' -  AM Air Temp 43' - Daytime High 48' - PM Air Temp Low 25'.
 
Overcast with chance of showers  this morning. - As our mornings get colder, try waiting til mid-morning to begin your fishing day. - By waiting a couple of hours after sunrise, this gives the sun some time to warm up the river a degree or two. - This slight warming of the river tends to get the fish on the bite. - Alex has been out on the river in the mornings and gave us the following report: River is clear and every rock he turned with leaf debris had scuds jumping to the surface. -  Swinging big streamers in the morning is a great tactic to find big agressive fish. - Nymph the riffles and pocket water with Big Brown or Yellow Stone Fly Nymphs with a Scud dropper or tie on 2 Scud and swing them along the banks. -It's time to start fishing  Egg Patterns, San Juan Worms, Scuds and Sucker Spawn as Browns get into the Fall Spawning Mode. 

For your eyes only ! We now have in stock -- Cortland Line Co's Brand New TOP SECRET ULTRA PREMIUM FLOUROCARBON TIPPET MATERIAL !! - HRO TROUT FLY SALE!!! In the front section of the store we have a tremendous assortment of trout and bass flies on sale for ONLY $1.50 each !!! Refill your fly boxes with this is an amazing assortment of dry, wet & nymph fly patterns !!


Now for the fishing conditions. The river is at  696 CFS - AM Water Temp 33'. - Overcast with chance of showers  this morning. . - As our mornings get colder, try waiting til mid-morning to begin your fishing day. - By waiting a couple of hours after sunrise, this gives the sun some time to warm up the river a degree or two. - This slight warming of the river tends to get the fish on the bite.  - Start your morning by swinging big streamers.  - Swing some soft hackles like; Spiders, Hares Ear or Pheasant Tails. - It's time to start fishing some Egg Patterns, San Juan Worms, Scuds and Sucker Spawn as Browns get into the Fall Spawning Mode. - Tune-up your fly vest by cleaning out the last year's leaders & tippet spools and replace them with fresh leaders & tippet spools for this year. Reorganize your flies into new boxes. Check your vest to see if you need more floatant, lead shot, strike indicators or tippet rings.  If your fly line is becoming stiff or cracked it's time to change it. You can bring your fly reel into the shop and we can machine wind a new fly line with free backing !!  If your favorite rod has broken guides, tip tops, missing hook keeper or needs new wraps.......Bring it down to the shop for repair.  

We like the following patterns: Eggs, Sucker Spawn, Scuds and San Juan Worms. - Streamers: John's Lion Bugger, G's Catch'Em All, Circus Peanuts,  Zonkers, Woolly Buggers, Pick Yur' Pocket - Soft Hackles: Spiders, Hares Ear or Pheasant Tails - Nymphs: Golden Stone (8-10) BH Hares Ear (12-16), BH Princes (10-16), BH Pheasant Tails (12-18), Rubber Legs (all colors), 20 Incher's (8-16) & Euro Bead Head Princes. Don't forget to try a Chartreuse or Yellow Stone Mop Fly, too. We recommend a drop rig for maximum effectiveness and use an indicator to make sure you don't miss any takes. Try the AirLock indicators if you haven't already. They are the best! 

Don't forget we offer a FULL ROD REPAIR SERVICE Bamboo, Graphite and Glass. - Reel Seat Replacement, Cork Grip Repairs, Guide Replacement, Rod Wrapping and Rod Finishing. - Repair or refinish your old favorite rods and fish them as if they are new again!! 

Our Guides are Ready to Take You Wade Fishing!!! - Book your fall guided fishing trips now! We look forward to providing you with a great fishing experience  this fall. A BIG THANK YOU from all of our guides!

Don't forget we buy, sell or trade used and antique fishing equipment rods, reels, lines, duck and fish decoys, fishing lures, books, artwork, collectibles and tying materials/tools. If you are looking to trade in, sell, or are just scaling down as they say, bring your items in or take pictures and email them to us and we will happily purchase or offer a trade up. I have been purchasing and selling used and collectible items for over 25 years and our fishing/hunting library in the store is the finest and largest probably in the country. We will happily show you the value of your items and then offer trade-in or purchase prices. So give us a call (860-672-1010) or send and email (hflyshop@aol.com). We also purchase estates and will gladly come over to your house to assess the value of your collection and purchase the entire collection.

Since you're reading our river report, please consider purchasing your gear from us. We are happy to have the opportunity to match any deals out there you may come upon. Give us a call first and let us have the first chance. Thanks!

November 20, 2017

November 20, 2017

River Flow 748 CFS - Visibility - Clear - Snow  Showers likely, mainly before 9.  Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a temperature falling to around 40 by 5pm. Breezy, with a west wind 10 to 14 mph. - AM Water Temp 38' -  AM Air Temp 33' - Daytime High 40' - PM Air Temp Low 30'.
 
Overcast with chance of snow  this morning. - As our mornings get colder, try waiting til mid-morning to begin your fishing day. - By waiting a couple of hours after sunrise, this gives the sun some time to warm up the river a degree or two. - This slight warming of the river tends to get the fish on the bite. - Alex was out on the river this morning and gave us the following report: River is clear and every rock he turned with leaf debris had scuds jumping to the surface. -  Swinging big streamers in the morning is a great tactic to find big agressive fish. - Nymph the riffles and pocket water with Big Brown or Yellow Stone Fly Nymphs with a Scud dropper or tie on 2 Scud and swing them along the banks. -It's time to start fishing  Egg Patterns, San Juan Worms, Scuds and Sucker Spawn as Browns get into the Fall Spawning Mode. 

For your eyes only ! We now have in stock -- Cortland Line Co's Brand New TOP SECRET ULTRA PREMIUM FLOUROCARBON TIPPET MATERIAL !! - HRO TROUT FLY SALE!!! In the front section of the store we have a tremendous assortment of trout and bass flies on sale for ONLY $1.50 each !!! Refill your fly boxes with this is an amazing assortment of dry, wet & nymph fly patterns !!


Now for the fishing conditions. The river is at  748 CFS - AM Water Temp 33'. - Overcast with chance of light  snow showers this morning. - As our mornings get colder, try waiting til mid-morning to begin your fishing day. - By waiting a couple of hours after sunrise, this gives the sun some time to warm up the river a degree or two. - This slight warming of the river tends to get the fish on the bite.  - Start your morning by swinging big streamers.  - Swing some soft hackles like; Spiders, Hares Ear or Pheasant Tails. - It's time to start fishing some Egg Patterns, San Juan Worms, Scuds and Sucker Spawn as Browns get into the Fall Spawning Mode. - Tune-up your fly vest by cleaning out the last year's leaders & tippet spools and replace them with fresh leaders & tippet spools for this year. Reorganize your flies into new boxes. Check your vest to see if you need more floatant, lead shot, strike indicators or tippet rings.  If your fly line is becoming stiff or cracked it's time to change it. You can bring your fly reel into the shop and we can machine wind a new fly line with free backing !!  If your favorite rod has broken guides, tip tops, missing hook keeper or needs new wraps.......Bring it down to the shop for repair.  

We like the following patterns: Eggs, Sucker Spawn, Scuds and San Juan Worms. - Streamers: John's Lion Bugger, G's Catch'Em All, Circus Peanuts,  Zonkers, Woolly Buggers, Pick Yur' Pocket - Soft Hackles: Spiders, Hares Ear or Pheasant Tails - Nymphs: Golden Stone (8-10) BH Hares Ear (12-16), BH Princes (10-16), BH Pheasant Tails (12-18), Rubber Legs (all colors), 20 Incher's (8-16) & Euro Bead Head Princes. Don't forget to try a Chartreuse or Yellow Stone Mop Fly, too. We recommend a drop rig for maximum effectiveness and use an indicator to make sure you don't miss any takes. Try the AirLock indicators if you haven't already. They are the best! 

Don't forget we offer a FULL ROD REPAIR SERVICE Bamboo, Graphite and Glass. - Reel Seat Replacement, Cork Grip Repairs, Guide Replacement, Rod Wrapping and Rod Finishing. - Repair or refinish your old favorite rods and fish them as if they are new again!! 

Our Guides are Ready to Take You Wade Fishing!!! - Book your fall guided fishing trips now! We look forward to providing you with a great fishing experience  this fall. A BIG THANK YOU from all of our guides!

Don't forget we buy, sell or trade used and antique fishing equipment rods, reels, lines, duck and fish decoys, fishing lures, books, artwork, collectibles and tying materials/tools. If you are looking to trade in, sell, or are just scaling down as they say, bring your items in or take pictures and email them to us and we will happily purchase or offer a trade up. I have been purchasing and selling used and collectible items for over 25 years and our fishing/hunting library in the store is the finest and largest probably in the country. We will happily show you the value of your items and then offer trade-in or purchase prices. So give us a call (860-672-1010) or send and email (hflyshop@aol.com). We also purchase estates and will gladly come over to your house to assess the value of your collection and purchase the entire collection.

Since you're reading our river report, please consider purchasing your gear from us. We are happy to have the opportunity to match any deals out there you may come upon. Give us a call first and let us have the first chance. Thanks!
 

November 19, 2017

November 19, 2017

River Report
River Flow 688 CFS - Visibility - Clear - Showers likely, mainly before noon.  Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a temperature falling to around 41 by 5pm. Breezy, with a west wind 18 to 23 mph, with gusts as high as 43 mph.. - AM Water Temp 38' -  AM Air Temp 53' - Daytime High 55' - PM Air Temp Low 29'.
 
Overcast with chance of rain this morning. - As our mornings get colder, try waiting til mid-morning to begin your fishing day. - By waiting a couple of hours after sunrise, this gives the sun some time to warm up the river a degree or two. - This slight warming of the river tends to get the fish on the bite. - Alex was out on the river this morning and gave us the following report: River is clear and every rock he turned with leaf debris had scuds jumping to the surface. -  Swinging big streamers in the morning is a great tactic to find big agressive fish. - Nymph the riffles and pocket water with Big Brown or Yellow Stone Fly Nymphs with a Scud dropper or tie on 2 Scud and swing them along the banks. -It's time to start fishing  Egg Patterns, San Juan Worms, Scuds and Sucker Spawn as Browns get into the Fall Spawning Mode. 

For your eyes only ! We now have in stock -- Cortland Line Co's Brand New TOP SECRET ULTRA PREMIUM FLOUROCARBON TIPPET MATERIAL !! - HRO TROUT FLY SALE!!! In the front section of the store we have a tremendous assortment of trout and bass flies on sale for ONLY $1.50 each !!! Refill your fly boxes with this is an amazing assortment of dry, wet & nymph fly patterns !!


Now for the fishing conditions. The river is at 688CFS - AM Water Temp 38'. - Overcast with chance of light showers this morning. - As our mornings get colder, try waiting til mid-morning to begin your fishing day. - By waiting a couple of hours after sunrise, this gives the sun some time to warm up the river a degree or two. - This slight warming of the river tends to get the fish on the bite.  - Start your morning by swinging big streamers.  - Swing some soft hackles like; Spiders, Hares Ear or Pheasant Tails. - It's time to start fishing some Egg Patterns, San Juan Worms, Scuds and Sucker Spawn as Browns get into the Fall Spawning Mode. - Tune-up your fly vest by cleaning out the last year's leaders & tippet spools and replace them with fresh leaders & tippet spools for this year. Reorganize your flies into new boxes. Check your vest to see if you need more floatant, lead shot, strike indicators or tippet rings.  If your fly line is becoming stiff or cracked it's time to change it. You can bring your fly reel into the shop and we can machine wind a new fly line with free backing !!  If your favorite rod has broken guides, tip tops, missing hook keeper or needs new wraps.......Bring it down to the shop for repair.  

We like the following patterns: Eggs, Sucker Spawn, Scuds and San Juan Worms. - Streamers: John's Lion Bugger, G's Catch'Em All, Circus Peanuts,  Zonkers, Woolly Buggers, Pick Yur' Pocket - Soft Hackles: Spiders, Hares Ear or Pheasant Tails - Nymphs: Golden Stone (8-10) BH Hares Ear (12-16), BH Princes (10-16), BH Pheasant Tails (12-18), Rubber Legs (all colors), 20 Incher's (8-16) & Euro Bead Head Princes. Don't forget to try a Chartreuse or Yellow Stone Mop Fly, too. We recommend a drop rig for maximum effectiveness and use an indicator to make sure you don't miss any takes. Try the AirLock indicators if you haven't already. They are the best! 

Don't forget we offer a FULL ROD REPAIR SERVICE Bamboo, Graphite and Glass. - Reel Seat Replacement, Cork Grip Repairs, Guide Replacement, Rod Wrapping and Rod Finishing. - Repair or refinish your old favorite rods and fish them as if they are new again!! 

Our Guides are Ready to Take You Wade Fishing!!! - Book your fall guided fishing trips now! We look forward to providing you with a great fishing experience  this fall. A BIG THANK YOU from all of our guides!

Don't forget we buy, sell or trade used and antique fishing equipment rods, reels, lines, duck and fish decoys, fishing lures, books, artwork, collectibles and tying materials/tools. If you are looking to trade in, sell, or are just scaling down as they say, bring your items in or take pictures and email them to us and we will happily purchase or offer a trade up. I have been purchasing and selling used and collectible items for over 25 years and our fishing/hunting library in the store is the finest and largest probably in the country. We will happily show you the value of your items and then offer trade-in or purchase prices. So give us a call (860-672-1010) or send and email (hflyshop@aol.com). We also purchase estates and will gladly come over to your house to assess the value of your collection and purchase the entire collection.

Since you're reading our river report, please consider purchasing your gear from us. We are happy to have the opportunity to match any deals out there you may come upon. Give us a call first and let us have the first chance. Thanks!

November 18, 2017

November 18, 2017

River Report
River Flow 696 CFS - Visibility - Clear - A chance of showers, mainly after 3pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 46. Light south wind increasing to 6 to 11 mph in the morning. - AM Water Temp 38' -  AM Air Temp 25' - Daytime High 46' - PM Air Temp Low 44'.
 
Overcast with chance of light showers this morning. - As our mornings get colder, try waiting til mid-morning to begin your fishing day. - By waiting a couple of hours after sunrise, this gives the sun some time to warm up the river a degree or two. - This slight warming of the river tends to get the fish on the bite. - Alex was out on the river this morning and gave us the following report: River is clear and every rock he turned with leaf debris had scuds jumping to the surface. -  Swinging big streamers in the morning is a great tactic to find big agressive fish. - Nymph the riffles and pocket water with Big Brown or Yellow Stone Fly Nymphs with a Scud dropper or tie on 2 Scud and swing them along the banks. -It's time to start fishing  Egg Patterns, San Juan Worms, Scuds and Sucker Spawn as Browns get into the Fall Spawning Mode. 

For your eyes only ! We now have in stock -- Cortland Line Co's Brand New TOP SECRET ULTRA PREMIUM FLOUROCARBON TIPPET MATERIAL !! - HRO TROUT FLY SALE!!! In the front section of the store we have a tremendous assortment of trout and bass flies on sale for ONLY $1.50 each !!! Refill your fly boxes with this is an amazing assortment of dry, wet & nymph fly patterns !!


Now for the fishing conditions. The river is at 696 CFS - AM Water Temp 38'. - Overcast with chance of light showers this morning. - As our mornings get colder, try waiting til mid-morning to begin your fishing day. - By waiting a couple of hours after sunrise, this gives the sun some time to warm up the river a degree or two. - This slight warming of the river tends to get the fish on the bite.  - Start your morning by swinging big streamers.  - Swing some soft hackles like; Spiders, Hares Ear or Pheasant Tails. - It's time to start fishing some Egg Patterns, San Juan Worms, Scuds and Sucker Spawn as Browns get into the Fall Spawning Mode. - Tune-up your fly vest by cleaning out the last year's leaders & tippet spools and replace them with fresh leaders & tippet spools for this year. Reorganize your flies into new boxes. Check your vest to see if you need more floatant, lead shot, strike indicators or tippet rings.  If your fly line is becoming stiff or cracked it's time to change it. You can bring your fly reel into the shop and we can machine wind a new fly line with free backing !!  If your favorite rod has broken guides, tip tops, missing hook keeper or needs new wraps.......Bring it down to the shop for repair.  
We like the following patterns: Eggs, Sucker Spawn, Scuds and San Juan Worms. - Streamers: John's Lion Bugger, G's Catch'Em All, Circus Peanuts,  Zonkers, Woolly Buggers, Pick Yur' Pocket - Soft Hackles: Spiders, Hares Ear or Pheasant Tails - Nymphs: Golden Stone (8-10) BH Hares Ear (12-16), BH Princes (10-16), BH Pheasant Tails (12-18), Rubber Legs (all colors), 20 Incher's (8-16) & Euro Bead Head Princes. Don't forget to try a Chartreuse or Yellow Stone Mop Fly, too. We recommend a drop rig for maximum effectiveness and use an indicator to make sure you don't miss any takes. Try the AirLock indicators if you haven't already. They are the best! 
Don't forget we offer a FULL ROD REPAIR SERVICE Bamboo, Graphite and Glass. - Reel Seat Replacement, Cork Grip Repairs, Guide Replacement, Rod Wrapping and Rod Finishing. - Repair or refinish your old favorite rods and fish them as if they are new again!! 
Our Guides are Ready to Take You Wade Fishing!!! - Book your fall guided fishing trips now! We look forward to providing you with a great fishing experience  this fall. A BIG THANK YOU from all of our guides!
Don't forget we buy, sell or trade used and antique fishing equipment rods, reels, lines, duck and fish decoys, fishing lures, books, artwork, collectibles and tying materials/tools. If you are looking to trade in, sell, or are just scaling down as they say, bring your items in or take pictures and email them to us and we will happily purchase or offer a trade up. I have been purchasing and selling used and collectible items for over 25 years and our fishing/hunting library in the store is the finest and largest probably in the country. We will happily show you the value of your items and then offer trade-in or purchase prices. So give us a call (860-672-1010) or send and email (hflyshop@aol.com). We also purchase estates and will gladly come over to your house to assess the value of your collection and purchase the entire collection.
Since you're reading our river report, please consider purchasing your gear from us. We are happy to have the opportunity to match any deals out there you may come upon. Give us a call first and let us have the first chance. Thanks!
We do offer a FULL ROD REPAIR SERVICE Bamboo, Graphite and Glass. - Reel Seat Replacement, Cork Grip Repairs, Guide & Hook Keeper Replacement, Rod Wrapping and Rod Finishing. - Repair or refinish your old favorite rods and fish them as if they are new again!! 

November 17, 2017

November 17, 2017

River Report

STEW SUNDAYS START THIS WEEKEND - COME ENJOY THE FOOD AND WE ARE ALSO HAVING THE TYING ROUND TABLE - SHOW YOUR FAVORITE PATTERNS AND LEARN FROM OTHERS.


River Flow 585 CFS - Visibility - Clear -. High near 51. South wind 7 to 10 mph becoming west in the afternoon. - AM Water Temp 39' -  AM Air Temp 37' - Daytime High 51' - PM Air Temp Low 32'.
 
Nice Day today - cleared up - and river at nice flows - This slight warming of the river tends to get the fish on the bite. -  Start swinging big streamers in the morning to find agressive fish. - Then go back and nymph the same runs. - Nymph the riffles and pocket water with big brown or yellow stone fly nymphs. -It's time to start fishing some Egg Patterns, San Juan Worms, Scuds and Sucker Spawn as Browns get into the Fall Spawning Mode. 

For your eyes only ! We now have in stock -- Cortland Line Co's Brand New TOP SECRET ULTRA PREMIUM FLOUROCARBON TIPPET MATERIAL !! - HRO TROUT FLY SALE!!! In the front section of the store we have a tremendous assortment of trout and bass flies on sale for ONLY $1.50 each !!! Refill your fly boxes with this is an amazing assortment of dry, wet & nymph fly patterns !!


Now for the fishing conditions. River is nice and clear - running around 600cfs - sunny today -  By waiting a couple of hours after sunrise, this gives the sun some time to warm up the river a degree or two. - This slight warming of the river tends to get the fish on the bite.  - Start your morning by swinging big streamers.  - Swim some soft hackles like; Spiders, Hares Ear or Pheasant Tails. - It's time to start fishing some Egg Patterns, San Juan Worms, Scuds and Sucker Spawn as Browns get into the Fall Spawning Mode. - Tune-up your fly vest by cleaning out the last year's leaders & tippet spools and replace them with fresh leaders & tippet spools for this year. Reorganize your flies into new boxes. Check your vest to see if you need more floatant, lead shot, strike indicators or tippet rings.  If your fly line is becoming stiff or cracked it's time to change it. You can bring your fly reel into the shop and we can machine wind a new fly line with free backing !!  If your favorite rod has broken guides, tip tops, missing hook keeper or needs new wraps.......Bring it down to the shop for repair.  
We like the following patterns: Dry Flies: BWO's - Streamers: John's Lion Bugger, G's Catch'Em All, Circus Peanuts,  Zonkers, Woolly Buggers, Pick Yur' Pocket - Soft Hackles: Spiders, Hares Ear or Pheasant Tails - Nymphs: Golden Stone (8-10) BH Hares Ear (12-16), BH Princes (10-16), BH Pheasant Tails (12-18), Rubber Legs (all colors), 20 Incher's (8-16) & Euro Bead Head Princes. Don't forget to try a Chartreuse or Yellow Stone Mop Fly, too. We recommend a drop rig for maximum effectiveness and use an indicator to make sure you don't miss any takes. Try the AirLock indicators if you haven't already. They are the best! 
Don't forget we offer a FULL ROD REPAIR SERVICE Bamboo, Graphite and Glass. - Reel Seat Replacement, Cork Grip Repairs, Guide Replacement, Rod Wrapping and Rod Finishing. - Repair or refinish your old favorite rods and fish them as if they are new again!! 
Our Guides are Ready to Take You Wade Fishing!!! - Book your fall guided fishing trips now! We look forward to providing you with a great fishing experience  this fall. A BIG THANK YOU from all of our guides!
Don't forget we buy, sell or trade used and antique fishing equipment rods, reels, lines, duck and fish decoys, fishing lures, books, artwork, collectibles and tying materials/tools. If you are looking to trade in, sell, or are just scaling down as they say, bring your items in or take pictures and email them to us and we will happily purchase or offer a trade up. I have been purchasing and selling used and collectible items for over 25 years and our fishing/hunting library in the store is the finest and largest probably in the country. We will happily show you the value of your items and then offer trade-in or purchase prices. So give us a call (860-672-1010) or send and email (hflyshop@aol.com). We also purchase estates and will gladly come over to your house to assess the value of your collection and purchase the entire collection.
Since you're reading our river report, please consider purchasing your gear from us. We are happy to have the opportunity to match any deals out there you may come upon. Give us a call first and let us have the first chance. Thanks!
We do offer a FULL ROD REPAIR SERVICE Bamboo, Graphite and Glass. - Reel Seat Replacement, Cork Grip Repairs, Guide & Hook Keeper Replacement, Rod Wrapping and Rod Finishing. - Repair or refinish your old favorite rods and fish them as if they are new again!! 

November 15, 2017

November 15, 2017

River Report
River Flow 733 CFS - Visibility - Clear -Sunny, with a high near 45. Northeast wind 5 to 8 mph becoming southeast in the afternoon. - AM Water Temp 39' -  AM Air Temp 23' - Daytime High 45' - PM Air Temp Low 35'.
 
Cold with a heavy frost this morning. - As our mornings get colder, it's best to wait til mid- morning to begin your fishing day. - By waiting a couple of hours after sunrise, this gives the sun some time to warm up the river a degree or two. - This slight warming of the river tends to get the fish on the bite.  -  Start swinging big streamers in the morning to find agressive fish. - Then go back and nymph the same runs. -  Mid-day some fish are feeding in the film. - Nymph the riffles and pocket water with big brown or yellow stone fly nymphs.

For your eyes only ! We now have in stock -- Cortland Line Co's Brand New TOP SECRET ULTRA PREMIUM FLOUROCARBON TIPPET MATERIAL !! - HRO TROUT FLY SALE!!! In the front section of the store we have a tremendous assortment of trout and bass flies on sale for ONLY $1.50 each !!! Refill your fly boxes with this is an amazing assortment of dry, wet & nymph fly patterns !!


Now for the fishing conditions. The river is at 63733 CFS - AM Water Temp 39'. - Cold with a heavy frost this morning. - As our mornings get colder, it's best to wait til mid- morning to begin your fishing day. - By waiting a couple of hours after sunrise, this gives the sun some time to warm up the river a degree or two. - This slight warming of the river tends to get the fish on the bite.  - Start your morning by swinging big streamers.  - Swim some soft hackles like; Spiders, Hares Ear or Pheasant Tails. - BWO Emergers, Soft Hackles  are good bets to fish in the film.  Tune-up your fly vest by cleaning out the last year's leaders & tippet spools and replace them with fresh leaders & tippet spools for this year. Reorganize your flies into new boxes. Check your vest to see if you need more floatant, lead shot, strike indicators or tippet rings.  If your fly line is becoming stiff or cracked it's time to change it. You can bring your fly reel into the shop and we can machine wind a new fly line with free backing !!  If your favorite rod has broken guides, tip tops, missing hook keeper or needs new wraps.......Bring it down to the shop for repair.  
We like the following patterns: Dry Flies: BWO's - Streamers: John's Lion Bugger, G's Catch'Em All, Circus Peanuts,  Zonkers, Woolly Buggers, Pick Yur' Pocket - Soft Hackles: Spiders, Hares Ear or Pheasant Tails - Nymphs: Golden Stone (8-10) BH Hares Ear (12-16), BH Princes (10-16), BH Pheasant Tails (12-18), Rubber Legs (all colors), 20 Incher's (8-16) & Euro Bead Head Princes. Don't forget to try a Chartreuse or Yellow Stone Mop Fly, too. We recommend a drop rig for maximum effectiveness and use an indicator to make sure you don't miss any takes. Try the AirLock indicators if you haven't already. They are the best! 

Since you're reading our river report, please consider purchasing your gear from us. We are happy to have the opportunity to match any deals out there you may come upon. Give us a call first and let us have the first chance. Thanks!
Don't forget we offer a FULL ROD REPAIR SERVICE Bamboo, Graphite and Glass. - Reel Seat Replacement, Cork Grip Repairs, Guide Replacement, Rod Wrapping and Rod Finishing. - Repair or refinish your old favorite rods and fish them as if they are new again!! 

Our Guides are Ready to Take You Wade Fishing!!! - Start thinking about Columbus Weekend and book your guided fishing trips now! We look forward to providing you with a great fishing experience  this fall. A BIG THANK YOU from all of our guides!

Don't forget we buy, sell or trade used and antique fishing equipment rods, reels, lines, duck and fish decoys, fishing lures, books, artwork, collectibles and tying materials/tools. If you are looking to trade in, sell, or are just scaling down as they say, bring your items in or take pictures and email them to us and we will happily purchase or offer a trade up. I have been purchasing and selling used and collectible items for over 25 years and our fishing/hunting library in the store is the finest and largest probably in the country. We will happily show you the value of your items and then offer trade-in or purchase prices. So give us a call (860-672-1010) or send and email (hflyshop@aol.com). We also purchase estates and will gladly come over to your house to assess the value of your collection and purchase the entire collection.
Since you're reading our river report, please consider purchasing your gear from us. We are happy to have the opportunity to match any deals out there you may come upon. Give us a call first and let us have the first chance. Thanks!
We do offer a FULL ROD REPAIR SERVICE Bamboo, Graphite and Glass. - Reel Seat Replacement, Cork Grip Repairs, Guide & Hook Keeper Replacement, Rod Wrapping and Rod Finishing. - Repair or refinish your old favorite rods and fish them as if they are new again!! 

Our Guides are Ready to Take You Wade Fishing!!! - Book your fall guided fishing trips now! We look forward to providing you with a great fishing experience  this fall. A BIG THANK YOU from all of our guides!