October 21, 2017

October 21, 2017

River Report
River Flow 240 CFS - Visibility - Clear -Sunny, with a high near 71. Southwest wind 3 mph. - AM Water Temp 55' -  AM Air Temp 41' - Daytime High 71' - PM Air Temp Low 45' 
 
When we get these cold mornings like this it's best to let the sun warm up the river a bit and then start fishing around mid-morning. 

When we get thesecold morningslike this it's best to let the sun warm up the river a bit and then start fishing around mid-morning. - This gives the sun a chance to warm up the river and get the fish back in a feeding mood. -  Start swinging big streamers in the morning to find agressive fish. - Then go back and nymph the same runs. -  Mid-Day lots of Fish are actively feeding in the film. - BWO Emergers, Soft Hackles, Flying Ants & ISO nymphs are good bets to fish in the film. - With the lower river flows and bright daytime sun light; Nymph the riffles and pocket water. - On overcast rainy days, look for BWO's on the river. Flying ants are also making their appearance on the river !!  

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 254 CFS - AM Water Temp 55'. - When we get these cold mornings like this it's best to let the sun warm up the river a bit and then start fishing around mid-morning. -  At these river flows you can wade almost anywhere in the TMA !! - With the lower river flows and bright daytime sun light; Nymph the riffles and pocket water. -  Swing soft hackles like; Spiders, Hares Ear or Pheasant Tails.  Fish are actively feeding in the film. - BWO Emergers, Soft Hackles & ISO nymphs 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: Flying Ants, BWO's, ISO's, Cahill'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! 

 

October 18, 2017

October 18, 2017

River Report
River Flow 220 CFS - Visibility - Clear - Sunny, with a high near 68. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon. - AM Water Temp 50' -  AM Air Temp 41' - Daytime High 68' - PM Air Temp Low 41' 
 
Heavy Frost this morning. - When we get acold morning like this it's best to start fishing around mid-morning. - This gives the sun a chance to warm up the river and get the fish back in a feeding mood.

October 15, 2017

October 15, 2017


River Report

I went fishing last night at the wall - a bunch of fish feeding - I walked up from the back of the wall and took one step to far - put them all down - a couple risers came back - I cast and stuck 2 flies in the bush on the bank - finally just at dark I landed a nice 13 incher:)  the perfect reward for a strong effort.  The fish are getting a little spooky in flatter water - and you cant make as many mistakes - take your time before casting.
River Flow 220 CFS - Visibility - Clear - cloudy and no wind with a high near 69. Southwest wind 3 mph.- AM Water Temp 55' -  AM Air Temp 50' - Daytime High 64' - PM Air Temp Low 55' WE got some much needed rain and the river is in perfect shape - nice clear and cool A perfect fishing day for fishing calm with lots of bugs - the fishing has been off the charts.  There should be bugs on the water all day long - and if they are not rising - put on a big streamer - even I am going fishing today.  I went fishing Sunday night - lots of fish rising- but you need to fish a tandem rig - a small dry fly - with a very small emerger or wetfly as a trailer - the combo was deadly - and took quite a few fish with the trailer as it swung through feeding fish.
 

Another great day of fishing - lots of fish rising and lots of bugs for them to eat - everyone is coming with great reports- I am very excited for the weekend of fishing - mix of sun and clounds - The Housy still has a awesome mix of troutthrough out the TMA. - Morning water temp is 54'. -   Lots of Fish are actively feeding in the film. - BWO Emergers, Soft Hackles, Flying Ants & ISO nymphs are good bets to fish in the film. - With the lower river flows and bright daytime sun light; Nymph the riffles and pocket water. Towards late afternoon when the shadow line touches the river then it's ISO time !! On overcast rainy days, look for BWO's on the river. Flying ants are also making their appearance on the river !!  


 
Another great day of fishing - lots of fish rising and lots of bugs for them to eat - everyone is coming with great reports- I am very excited for the upcomingb weekend of fishing - nice weather with some addition of water to the river. - The Housy still has a awesome mix of troutv through out the TMA. - Morning water temp is between 55 and 60'. -   Lots of Fish are actively feeding in the film. - BWO Emergers, Soft Hackles, Flying Ants & ISO nymphs are good bets to fish in the film. - With the lower river flows and bright daytime sun light; Nymph the riffles and pocket water. Towards late afternoon when the shadow line touches the river then it's ISO time !! On overcast rainy days, look for BWO's on the river. Flying ants are also making their appearance on the river !!  

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 238 CFS - AM Water Temp 55'F. - There is a little rain in the projected forecast; but, the Housy still has a awesome mix of trout through out the TMA.- Fish are rising all day. -  At these river flows you can wade almost anywhere in the TMA !! - -  Swing soft hackles like; Spiders, Hares Ear or Pheasant Tails.  Fish are actively feeding in the film. - BWO Emergers, Soft Hackles & ISO nymphs 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: Flying Ants, BWO's, ISO's, Cahill'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 experiencethis 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!!! - Start thinking about Columbus Weekend and book your guided fishing trips now! We look forward to providing you with a great fishing experiencethis 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.

 
 

October 1, 2017

October 1, 2017

River Report
River Flow 166 CFS - Visibility - Clear - Sunny, with a high near 64. Northwest wind around 6 mph. - AM Water Temp 60' -  AM Air Temp 41' - Daytime High 64' - PM Air Temp Low 41' 
 
We are finally got a little bit of needed rain.  The Housy still has a awesome mix of trout and smallmouths through out the TMA. - Morning water temp is 60'

September 30, 2017

September 30, 2017

River Report
River Flow 170 CFS - Visibility - Clear - cloudy no wind. . - AM Water Temp 60' -  AM Air Temp 52' - Daytime High 68' - PM Air Temp Low 45'   

a perfect fishing day today - cloudy cool and no wind - fish already rising on the river - Dr. D. and I went out last night and there were bugs all over the place fish rising - it was a perfect evening of fishing - Dr. D. landed a pig of a rainbow and a number of nice browns - he took his on parachute adams - i took mine on Usuals and caddis pattern.


 
We need a little rain but, the Housy still has a awesome mix of trout and smallmouths through out the TMA. - Morning water temp is 66' and will rise during the day. - Try to fish in the early mornings as the lower water temps wil not stress the fish. -   Lots of Fish are actively feeding in the film.

September 27, 2017

September 27, 2017

River Report
River Flow 188 CFS - Visibility - Clear - Patchy dense fog before 10am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 86. Calm wind becoming south around 6 mph in the afternoon. - AM Water Temp 66' -  AM Air Temp 64' - Daytime High 86' - PM Air Temp Low 60' 
 
We need a little rain but, the Housy still has a awesome mix of trout and smallmouths through out the TMA. - Morning water temp is 66' and will rise during the day. - Try to fish in the early mornings as the lower water temps will not stress the fish. - Lots of Fish are actively feeding in the film.