The rivers and streams look to be in great shape for the CT opener on April 20. RI opens the week before on April 13. Levels, clarity and water temps are improving daily.
We'll be at Charlie Brown Campground on the Natchaug on the 20th in the afternoon, following the usual frenzy in the AM. If you're in the area stop by; we'll be doing some casting lessons and general fly fishing gear tune ups for campers and visitors near the soccer field. If you do stop by, please park to the left of the rest room area below the first gate but outside the 2nd gate/fence. This is the area to park at anytime you wish to fish the campground area. It's always nice to check in with Pam, Steve, or Chris. They always welcome visitors!
We will have the Ross Journey youth outfit available for casting, along with our "Natchaug Top Twelve" flies and boxes. We have all the popular Fly Fishing Benefactor reels for demo as well.
Two patterns we like early on are the CDC emergers in black and brown, size 16.
Need leaders? FFB has a great selection at the lowest prices around. We just picked up a dozen 9' 6x for our clients and classes. We continue in 2013 as Pro Staff for Fly Fishing Benefactors; top products, prices, and profiting some great causes. Take a look at their site.
We're now booking "Evenings on the Natchaug" for early May, a great time for early season hatches and rising fish. Don't forget licenses! Available on line from CTDEP.
And...if you haven't joined out "team" mail list, be sure we have your email address. We will be updating more specific info, not posted here, to our subscribers throughout the season.
We welcome you input, reports and comments.