River Report
River Flow 618 CFS - Visibility - Clear - Patchy fog before 9am.  Otherwise, sunny, with a high near 84. West wind 5 to 9 mph. - AM Water Temp 71' - AM Air Temp 71' - Daytime Air High 84' - PM Air Temp Low 61' 
Thermal Refuges for the tributaries of the Housatonic River are in effect starting 06/15/17 thru 09/15/17. Fishing is prohibited within 100 feet of the CT DEEP black & white posted signs near the tributary mouths.
Mornings best bet is swinging Big streamers or nymphing with big Yellow Stones and Rubber Legs with a Caddis Pupae dropper. Remember the streamer bite is still on and nymphing with big stones is hot !!

Now for the fishing conditions. The river is at 618 CFS and clear. This is a perfect flow for wading the Housy TMA !! Start off swinging streamers to find aggressive fish. When you get some fish on streamers switch to high stick  nymphing.  The Wall, The Park, Corner Pool, Monument, Sand Hole, Garbage Hole, The Elms, & Push'em Up all have a good mix of trout and smallmouths. Fish John's Lion Bugger, G's Catch'Em All, Circus Peanuts,  Zonkers, Woolly Buggers, Pick Yur' Pocket, Conehead Muddlers and tie into some nice Rainbows. Smallmouths are also on the prowl in the TMA. Stop in the shop to Stock up on Streamers & Stone Fly Nymphs.  Tune-up your fly vest by cleaning out the old leaders & tippet spools and replace 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 Flies: Caddis', Cahill's, Alders, Streamers: John's Lion Bugger, G's Gotcha, Circus Peanuts,  Zonkers, Woolly Buggers, Pick Yur' Pocket, Nymphs: Golden Stone (8-10) 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! 
We have just picked up a tremendous assortment of trout and bass flies. These are all going to be on sale in specially marked areas in the shop. Come in just to look at this amazing assortment of dry, wet & nymph fly patterns !!
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!!! - 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!! 

Start thinking about summer and book your guided fishing trips now! July 4th weekend always fills up fast so don't wait! We look forward to providing you with a great fishing experience  this summer. A BIG THANK YOU from all of our guides!

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