Thursday, October 25, 2012

Bill's First Trout!

Here's our friend Bill on the Swift River in MA!  He and his good buddy Ven joined us earlier in the year on the Natchaug and Bill recently took a nice fish on the easy pickin's on the very selective Swift trout!  Great job Bill!

By the way...does anyone watch "CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM?"  This guy look familiar???? :):)


Monday, October 8, 2012

Natchaug River update!

Our friend Paul emailed the following just a few days ago...

"Hi Guys...

Just a short note to let you know that I just left the Natchaug State Forest, and had a blast!  

The flows are back up ( wish i knew how to measure it ) and the Water temp was a refreshing 58 degrees. I picked off two very nice Rainbows and what appeared to be a young Brown, 10 to 12 "  Several other false strikes just below the surface, but it was definitely the best afternoon that I have had in quite awhile. All fish were "feisty" VERY healthy looking, and quickly blasted off after release.

9 ft, 5 wt, TFO:  7.5', 4X leader & about 3' of 4X Fluorocarbon tippet with a # 10 Green & White small streamer "looking" fly, with silver tape on the hook, fished just below the surface. All strikes and fish were had on a slow & jumpy retrieve with about 30 ft of line out to the pools and banks and within a few seconds of the fly sinking

It was an extremely encouraging afternoon !

Looking forward to the fly tying class!"

Thanks Paul for the update!
We spent Friday afternoon/evening on the river and the fish are there...although not a lot of surface activity.  Some gray caddis appeared late along with BWO spinners and some larger spinners at dark.  If we get ongoing rain, the levels and flow should be ok.  CTDEP stocked during the last 2 weeks and the trout should be spread out nicely shortly.  Be sure to check the flows at the left side of the page.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Fly Tying Lessons in Eastern CT

Team7x and our friends at Charlie Brown Campground are planning a series of fly tying classes beginning likely in late February, early March at the CBC clubhouse in Eastford, CT.  Likely we'll have a 5 session program and perhaps add in some early season trout fishing on the year 'round open waters in eastern Connecticut!

All equipment, vises, materials, etc. will be provided and instruction led by Everett, who has been a fly tying instructor with RIDEM and is a United Fly Tyers member.  We'll be tying our favorite Natchaug and eastern CT rivers patterns!

PLEASE let us know ASAP if you're interested in further details at  We have several folks committed and class size must be limited for individual attention.