Saturday, May 14, TEAM 7x conducted a no-charge fly fishing intro lesson for campers at Charlie Brown Campground in Eastford, CT on the banks of the Natchaug River. All new SAGE rods, reels and lines were supplied compliments of The Lower Forty Fly Shop in Worcester, MA, a TEAM 7x associate member.
After casting lessons, campers attending the session regrouped at the river for on stream insect ID and a lesson in reading the water. It was an enthusiastic group, and several campers brought their own fly rods, reels and gear for help in proper setup. TEAM 7x will be offering another session in early June at the Natchaug River's finest on stream campground, Charlie Brown Campground!
Our TEAM 7x folks took trout this week on emergers fished on top and in the film and small quills and spinners. We're between hatches for the most part with a week of rain predicted.
The week of May 16 looks like unsettled weather AGAIN and rain, which will add needed water to the Eastern CT system. We're waiting for a strong caddis emergence along with the sulphurs next in line. Fish are rising sporadically throughout the river and TEAM 7x knows the locations for the best dry fly opportunites; join us for an "Evening on the Natchaug." Info below.