The rain over the weekend has the river running high early this week, but with the leaves really starting to come out here the river should drop to fishable levels for the end of the week or weekend. We will be stocking the Big Rainbows very soon, probably this weekend! That will mean some really nice fish in addition to the 9,000 fish the state stocked this spring. Reports from guides and customers have the fish the state stocked as very nice specimens so it should be a great year on the Housy. If you have to fish stop by the shop and we can give you some alternatives and smaller streams to try out.

To step up your fishing game this year, make sure you're enrolled in Matt Supinski's Selectivity course May 20 & 21. This is a two day course which will have you stepping up your game and getting you on more quality fish this year and beyond. Matt truly unlocks the techniques and knowledge you will want to add to your bag. Call the shop to book your spot.

River Report
River Flow 2930 CFS - Visibility 1' to 2' - AM Water Temp 53'F. -  Patchy frost before 9am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 61. Northwest wind 5 to 8 mph. - AM Air Temp 44' - Today's High 61' - Tonight's Low 38' 

General fishing conditions for this time of year are as follows. CT DEEP just stocked all of the following areas; The Wall, The Park, Corner Pool, Monument, Sand Hole, Garbage Hole, The Elms, Abutment & Push'em Up. Hendricksons are on the river !! Hendrickson Spinner Fall is late in the afternoon. If you come to fish the river in the morning, start by fishing streamers. When you get some fish on streamers switch to nymphing as the Hendrickson nymphs will be active in the mornings. Stop in the shop to Stock up on Streamers,  Hendrickson; Nymphs , Emergers, Duns & Spinners. Tune-up your fly vest by cleaning out the old leaders & tippet spools and replacing them with fresh new leaders & tippet spools. Reorganize your flies into new boxes. Check to see how much floatant, lead shot, strike indicators, tippet rings are left over from last year or bring your gear into the shop and we can help you tune it up for the coming season.  If your fly line is becoming stiff or cracked it's time to change it. You can bring your fly reel to 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; Light & Dark Hendricksons, Hendrickson Emergers, Hendrickson Spinners w/ Egg Sack, Circus Peanuts,  Zonkers, Woolly Buggers, Pick Yur' Pocket,  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 San Juan 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!

Our Guides are Ready to Take You Trout Fishing!!! - Book your guided fishing trips now! The best time to get out in the spring is Late April to Mid May and these dates always fill up fast so don't wait! 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!! 

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 ( We also purchase estates and will gladly come over to your house to assess the value of your collection and purchase the entire collection.