The rains at the end of last week brought the river up a bit and improved the flow. Following our casting clinic at Charlie Brown Campground, we spent a few afternoon hours on the river. As the caddis began to appear mid afternoon, the trout became active but for the most part wanted no part of dead drifted patterns. Once we switched to caddis emergers, fished with movement just under the surface, we took a number of nice fish, mostly rainbows.
Our "Natchaug Top Twelve" selection features CDC "go-to" emergers that are very effective during a caddis hatch, and today was no exception. Trout were clearly keying on the caddis emerger as it rose thru the water column. Saw a couple of March Browns; this emergence should become steadier in days ahead. We'll be ok for a bit on the Natchaug providing we get rain once or twice a week or so.
Thanks to TEAM 7x member Steve on his yearly visit to CBC and the Natchaug, for presenting us with some great patterns he had developed and tied.
PS: If anyone is in the Upper Delaware area later this week thru the weekend, let us know. TEAM7x will be on one of the 4 great area trout streams thru Monday!