A bit of rain in the forecast here today, but right now it's coming down lightly enough to not affect the river. The flow has actually dropped overnight so it's at a fishable level. It's actually a good morning and day to have the river to yourself. The state has stocked the river last week with 9,000 trout including some solid rainbows. The stocking of these fish always means the holdovers get more active. Additionally, we will be stocking the big rainbows very soon! Nobody has claimed the Hendrickson gift certificate, yet so make sure you bring those adult Hendricksons in and you might score a few extra bucks to spend.

To step up your fishing game this year, make sure you're enrolled in our Euro Nymphing class with Aaron Jasper tomorrow. Nymphs make up the overwhelming majority of the food chain in the water and it's no surprise you can catch more fish nymphing; bigger fish too! Call the shop to ensure your spot today! Also May 20 & 21 will see Matt Supinski here for his Selectivity Clinic.

River Report
River Flow 1380 CFS - Visibility Clear - AM Water Temp 56°F. - Today will be cloudy with rain and possible storms. Early in the day rainfall will be light, but it may be heavier after 2PM depending on storms. Today's high temp will be 55°. We can expect showers and storms overnight. Tomorrow will mostly cloudy with a chance of showers.  - AM Air Temp 47° - Tonight's Low 53° 
Hendricksons are here!! 1st Hendrickson Adult brought into the shop in person receives a $50.00 Gift Certificate !!!

Now for the fishing conditions. 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 (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.