September 17th - 770CFS - River dropping here - Great fishing reports yesterday for trout and bass - the fish are definitely hungry and the river is clearing nicely 3-4 foot visibility and its dropping in Great Barrington - the river is looking a lot better and will drop throughout day probably down to around 700 by the end of day and the feeder streams are already back down to normal levels - We got some nice weather this weekend - Great for bass!! - river temp of 63 degrees a high air temp today of 78 degrees today — Last week we had some cooler weather last week and when I turned on the TV - “A River Runs Through it” is playing on the last channel I watched - I don’t believe in signs - however with the 5 day forecast - and what we have now - the Trout Season is Now ON!!!!! A perfect day for fishing - just perfect cool and overcast - look for late season sulfurs and the first BWO’s coming off the air temp 52 degrees when I got up this morning - and the river is nice and clear - just perfect and cooling down 64 degrees this morning and expect it to cool down more today and during the evening - raining a little maybe tomorrow - not much and the river is nice and clear - expect a great weekend of fishing and should be cool enough for any trout you catch - and the smallmouth fishing should be excellent Perfect weekend of weather coming up and we are open all weekend - 5 foot and in perfect shape Yes Holly is Back - woohoo - trout are going to move out of refuge areas and into the river - I am expecting lots of big holdovers - the state will stock soon and we will put in our private rainbows - maybe christmas will come early - lots of big fish. Get ready for the big flying ant hatches - Iso’s late season sulphurs and the beginning of the BWO hatch that actually is the heaviest starting after labor days - work the big streamers and wet flies as the water cools - streamers work best in the mornings and yellow and white become the hot colors - listing on ebay a collection of over 200 fishing/hunting titles - some real classics - check out our ebay store - - river is perfect for holding over trout and should bode well for our fall stocking of big rainbows - please donate so we can put a large amount of fish in - woohoo - The tribs are running well - bodes good for a fall of big holdovers - river is off color due to rain - but looks like done for the day (not all day like they predicted) - - fish are not pressured into skinny water where they become prey for all takers - this may even move them out for a while - The smallmouth bass fishing is off the charts - people keep coming in the store telling about all the smallies they caught - a fish behind every rock - small streamers - wooly buggers and crayfish patterns even poppers are taking nice fish - come in the store and I can share some areas outside the - if you do happen to pick up a trout while fishing for bass - don’t play them - get them in real quick and release - thank you -
- With fall coming- 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