It's a beautiful Friday morning up here on the Housy. The fog has burned off and the sun is warming the cool morning air. The water is at a great level and temperature for fishing. Look for flying ants as the trout have been keying in on them. The ISO hatch has also been good so make sure you have some nymphs and dries. You will also see some sulphurs and BWOs. Streamers and nymphs are also producing well especially in the morning. Trout and bass are all biting well. 

DON"T MISS OUT on our clinics with Aaron Jasper this October (7th & 21st)! Call the store to secure your place! Nymphing and catching big fish techniques will be center stage.

River Report
River Flow 703 CFS - Visibility Clear. AM Water Temp 62°F. - Mostly sunny, with a slight chance of showers, mainly after 3 PM. Today's forecast high temperature is 67°F. West wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Partly cloudy overnight with a low of 48°F. 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. 


Terrestrials: ants, beetles, etc.; Streamers: John's Lion Bugger, G's Catch'Em All, Circus Peanuts, Zonkers, Woolly Buggers, Pick Yur' Pocket, Conehead Muddlers; Dry Flies: BWOs (18-24), Caddis' (12-16), Cahill's (12-16), Iso's (10-12), BWOs (18-22);  Soft Hackles: Spiders, Hares Ear or Pheasant Tails;  Nymphs: Golden Stone (8-10), Caddis Pupae (12-14), 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! 

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! We are in the best time of the year to be fishing up here and dates are filling 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.