Friday, March 15, 2013

Special Offer for Young Fly Fishers!

During the “off season,” we set out to find the ideal outfit for young flyfishers since many of the folks at our casting lessons asked for suggestions.  We wanted to find a complete package, high quality, LIFETIME WARRANTY and at a very attractive price point. 

We are offering the Ross Journey Youth Fly Fishing Outfit through this SPECIAL OFFER to our fly fishing friends.  This is an ideal package for son, daughter, grandson or granddaughter by Ross, a Scientific Angler/3M company, designed with younger folks in mind.  The 4 piece 7’6” rod with high quality reel, spooled with a 4 weight fly line and leader, padded carrying case and DVD geared to kids is an outstanding value.  Everett has examined the entire outfit in detail; it casts wonderfully and is balanced just right for the younger angler.  Women will also appreciate the smaller cork grip and the 7’6” length; and maybe the best part...break a tip, crush a ferrule or guide, NO PROBLEM...Ross offers a LIFETIME WARRANTY on all rod/reel components!
  AVAILABLE IN LIMITED QUANTITY NOW with a free casting lesson* and 3 special hand tied flies…Everett’s “go-to” patterns! 


Here's Everett's review:

I took a new outfit and did some "lawn angling" yesterday.  First, this is an eye-catching rod with a beautiful blue finish, silver accents on the ferrules and an aluminum reel seat.  Combined with a cast aluminum reel in a similar shade of blue, this combo beats beginner's gear from the big boxes in appearance especially in this price range.  I would call this a medium action rod which loads easily with the pre-rigged 5weight line.  By the way, the line to  leader connection  is a neatly tied nail knot as is that of line to backing.  I would have liked to see a double nail knot for additional security at this junction should a young angler hook into a big fish but this can easily be remedied by Team7x during the free lesson we offer with purchase.  The rod was able to deliver the fly accurately even into a strong breeze.  To sum up, this is a great little rod which will accelerate a young angler's learning curve and with a built-up grip,  it would make a great small stream travel rod for women and adults, utilizing the (included) travel case.  The kid's DVD, featuring a 12 year old fly fisherman is perfect for beginners!

* In eastern CT and RI

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Stoneflies are out!

A quick update on the Moosup for March11.  Water levels and flow fine, bit high but no problem.  Water temp 45 degrees.  Stoneflies made their appearance at 3:30 pm per usual, the warmest part of the day (57 degrees).  This was a sparse hatch but so good to see, 'cause SPRING is near.  No rising fish to the skittering stones...a few more warm days and the Moosup should provide some nice pre-major-stream-opening-day (whew) action.  Nice day to be out, searching, watching;  made a few casts to likely spots but without sign of rising trout...I'll wait!

As a side note, if you're looking for that opening day outfit for your son, daughter, gson or gdaughter, or other young person...stay tuned...we've got a great package lined up!

This deal will beat the big box retailers...announcement coming shortly!


Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Stocking begins in CT

CTDEP has announced the start of stocking in rivers and streams.  MOST rivers and streams, including the Natchaug and tributaries, are CLOSED now until opening day April 20, 2013.  In eastern CT, the Yantic, Moosup, Willimantic and Merrick Brook remain open year 'round.  With the high water levels and flows, we haven't been able to get on the water as of yet.  When temps approach the 50's we should see some stonefly action and we'll report!

March of 2012 featured some great early season action on stoneflies, especially on the Moosup.  Let's see what the next several weeks bring!  We'll be announcing our no-charge spring casting lesson schedule shortly.  Rates remain the same if you'd like to book an "Evening on the Natchaug." Everett has been busy tying several new patterns for inclusion in our "Top Twelve" selection.

Drop us your email address for special announcements before we post here; Our team list is growing and we just announced in advance, an outstanding opportunity for young fly fishers!