River Report
River Flow 565 CFS - Visibility - Clear - Snow. High near 30. North wind 3 to 5 mph.  We got 4 inches of snow - woohoo - Santa Clause is coming to town. 

. - AM Water Temp 34' -  AM Air Temp 30' - Daytime High 30'- PM Air Temp Low 25'.
 
Sun is coming out after the snow - really nice and pretty day.  -Today's falling barometer offers  perfect conditions for catching some aggressive Fall Rainbows or Spawning Browns. - With our cooler mornings, 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. -  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 aggressive 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 are into the Fall Spawning Mode. 

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Now for the fishing conditions. The river is at  585 CFS - AM Water Temp 34'. - Heavy overcast this morning. - We are going to have an afternoon high of 30' today.  -Today's falling barometer offers  perfect conditions for catching some agressive Fall Rainbows or Spawning Browns- With our cooler mornings, 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!! 
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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!