June 25th 347CFS- PLEASE RESPECT THE REFUGE AREAS - Another Perfect fishing day today with a high of 72, yesterday we got some much needed rain - the river and my tomatoes Rivers dropping again, but on the bright side were expecting some rain this later this week and much cooler temps (compared to last week) - that will bring water temps down and the flow up for the weekend. Pike and Smallmouth fishing heading up - a nice time to take a drift-trip fishing for big pike carp and bass - Dr. D. and I went fishing the night before last week - and it was just awesome - finally caught the big tough fish I had been fishing for all week - lots of cahills sulfurs and large stoneflies - and then the spinners came down. seeing nice big stoneflies and drakes on the water - splashy rises during the day chasing these big flies or the alder flies a nice cool morning to be out -very cool and cloudy - look for spinners or throw some nice streamers - got a little bit of rain yesterday evening late morning raised the river 25cfs we needed it - fished one of my favorite out of the TMA spots last night - cahills and big march browns everywhere - even caught a few fish - Fished the Flats Sunday night - finally fish began to rise everywhere - but they were not liking my dries so much - so I starting swinging a couple flies - a cahill wet and coachmen - every swing was a strike - caught a bunch of fish - and finally one broke off my whole setup - dark anyway and went home - so trying swinging wet flies - just a beautiful evening - caught lots of fish - a couple of really nice ones and saw sulfurs, march browns and cahills as well as a huge spinner fall. Cooler weather is heating up the fishing - - there were fish feeding all over the place from 6:30pm on - Streamer was on the opposite side of the wall casting to a couple of pigs - fishing is really good - - so many caddis and March Browns around - just so many bugs and birds- eating bugs - use big streamers, helgramites and stonefly patterns when the fish are not rising- the fish will be opportunistic with this dropping and d Lots of caddis and Cahills around -march browns and iso’s are on the water along with cahills, sulfurs - drakes (not yet) - olives - stoneflies - you name it will be on the water soon - perfect for fishing- great temps - 60’s lots and lots of fish rising to caddis in the park and the other pools- some big cruisers on the wall - lots of fish caught on streamers - big stoneflies, caddis pupae and march brown patterns - throw your big streamers - we have one called Tequila Sunrise that has been landing some pigs - yes they stocked the trout - 9000 Fish - mayfly hatches are late and once they get going we should have solid bugs on the river for the next 2 months.
Start adding green caddis pupa’s cahill’s to your rigs along with March Brown patterns or wet flies - it’s caddis season and the pupae are going to be floating around - couple of fish feeding on the wall last night - The smaller streams like Kent Falls - Macedonia and Furnace Brook are at great levels and have fish - and warmer weather finally here - - but the leaves and flowers are peeking out and once this begins - it draws millions of gallons of water from soil and river - to fire up the leaves - the river will drop faster than you think - With Spring here - kind of - don't forget to get your reels serviced or any fly rods repaired!.
-Come on in and check out the new fly tying materials from Wapsi Fly. If you have a certain technique that you are having difficulty with; just bring in your fly tying vise and tools. - Then sit by the stove and we'll help you with any fly tying problems that you have.
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 !!
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: Hendrickson Nymphs - Pheasant Tails - Prince Nymphs - Black Stoneflies 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 spring guided fishing trips now! We look forward to providing you with a great fishing experience for 2018. 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 (email@example.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