Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Be the Trout…Eat MAYFLIES!

Mayflies indeed! It's what we wait for in early Spring.  After capturing a few emerging duns on the Natchaug on Sunday the 27th, Team7x member Bob and I concluded that the Quill Gordons have emerged!  It was overcast, water temp. 52, air temp a bit lower with off and on showers.  Mid afternoon the quills started to show sporadically but the trout showed little interest.  A few degrees warmer and we likely would have some rising fish.  We had to work to find the occasional rise on this day.

Thanks to Chris at Nickerson Family Campground, we had a GREAT turnout for our free casting clinic; women, men and young folks totaled about 15 people and we had 'em throwing loops, some tight, some not so…!  All in all a great time in sketchy weather. Thanks again to Bob for his help with the program and of course my partner in crime, Everett!

This week promises unsettled weather, but it shouldn't be long until the Natchaug and other area rivers break loose. We have guests scheduled at the end this week, so hopefully conditions will settle.   Indicators, weighted flies and all that jazz will catch fish cuz they're certainly there, BUT you know by now, that's not our style.  We'll wait for those trout to rise and then GAME ON!

DRAG FREE everybody.

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