Perfect conditions on the Natchaug 6/5. Levels are up, flow just right and with more heavy rain expected, we should have continued good hatches and rising trout! Remember to give the river a day to clear after heavy rains since it will go off-color fairly quickly.
Only one pattern needed last evening...black caddis...as the trout rose consistently to an elk-wing or CDC size 16. I tried a few larger imitations but the fish were keyed on size. No sulphurs and very few late spinners; every night is different! All in all, maybe the best night yet with many nice fish brought to hand.
Note a bit of green on the body; the above almost identical to the pattern I used with success last evening.
We return to Charlie Brown Campground next Saturday the 15th and have a couple spots open for the afternoon guided session on the Natchaug. First come, first serve after the CBC folks, so let us know! Free casting lessons, advice in the AM.