12/16/16 River Report
Holiday Party Tomorrow! - Come by the shop tomorrow from 3pm until 6pm for our Holiday Party. All our welcome and we will have Taconic Distillery here providing tastings of their great offerings. Pick up those last minute gifts and enjoy some refreshments and spirits.
River Flow 407 CFS - Visibility Clear - AM Water Temp 32'F. - Mostly sunny day here on the water. It's going to be a cold one today before some snow overnight and tomorrow morning before it switched to rain. Stop by the shop and grab some fleece layers to be ready for the winter fishing (whether here on the river or on the frozen lakes and ponds (eventually). There is a little slush in the slower spots of the river, but you can work around these spots and find willing fish. - Water levels are perfect for a big Stone Fly nymph or San Juan Worm with an Egg dropper and nymph the water more closely. - Egg Patterns are fishing well as trout are into spawning mode. - At this time of year it's best to get on the river a little later in the morning. - This gives the sun a chance to warm up the river a couple degrees. - The fish will become more active in the slightly warmer water.
Try nymphing deep during the day with a two fly rig.- On your two fly nymph rig start with Rubber Leg Stone Fly nymph or San Juan Worm and an Egg Pattern as a dropper. - Streamer fishing is a great way to cover water and to find fish. - Swing streamers for Trout behind exposed boulders in all the deeper riffles & pools. - Then go back and deep nymph over any river section that produced takes on streamers.
AM River Water Temp 32' - River Flow 407 CFS - Morning Air Temp 2'- Today's Air Temp High 18' - Tonight's Air Temp Low 15' - Brown Trout are in the spawning mode all thru the TMA !!
Soft Hackles: Partdrige and Green, Partdrige and Yellow, Partdrige and Orange,
Wet Flies: Alexandria, Eggs, Sucker Spawn, San Juan Worms
Nymph Choices; Hares Ear, BH Princes, BH Pheasant Tails, Big Yellow or Brown Stones, Rubber Legs(all colors), 20 Incher's, Yellow Wire Stones & Euro Bead Head Princes
Streamers: Pick Your Pocket, Zonkers, Woolly Buggers, Circus Peanuts, Home Invaders, Clousers
Guided Wade or Drift trips are great Christmas Gifts.....
HRO is running a Holiday Special until December 15th
$100 or more, receive $5 gift certificate
$250 or more, receive $10 gift certificate
$500 or more, receive $50 gift certificate
$750 or more, receive $100 gift certificate
Our Guides are Ready to Take You Trout Fishing!!! - 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 your old favorite rods and fish them again!!