As the water temps hit 50 degrees and beyond this past week the dry fly trout fisher's game was truly on! Levels, flow and water temps on the Natchaug River in Ashford, Eastford and Chaplin, CT prompted multiple early afternoon rising trout to a wide array of insects.
Early stones and little black caddis took many a rising trout at or just under the surface film. Notice the similarity between the stones and the black caddis. Easy to tell with the stone in flight...double wings.
Patterns for each worked well and took a number of eager trout, stockies and some fatter November 2020 holdovers.
Little Black Stonefly
Quill Gordon Spinner