Sunday, July 30, 2017

UPDATED CALENDER

                                                    MY CALENDER IS UPDATED
                                 CHECK OUT THE DATES THAT ARE AVAILABLE
                                                                  AS OF 07/30/17




JUNE & JULY
Book early and get the date you really want

May:   BOOKED
 June: BOOKED
 July: BOOKED
Aug: BOOKED


Please note;
I will be guiding and teaching in 2018
May, June & July only
I will start taking bookings next April
Feel free to contact me anytime, regarding this or anything else that comes up.
 
Available for Hire
SEPTEMBER - APRIL
  Seminars, Casting Clinics, Lectures, Power Point Shows, Fishing Shows, TU Chapters
Book Signings, Fishing Clubs, Shops
 Rates vary due to program & travel time
Please call or email for more information

Friday, July 14, 2017

Hatch Report


 

 


FARMINGTON RIVER, CT
Water Level: Approx  278 cfs     Farmy & Still combined
Temp: 66
Clarity: CLEAR
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
In My Opinion;
If you over play a fish, whether the water is too cold or too warm you will the over stress the fish and the fish will die. If you hold the fish by the lip or gills, the fish will die. If you hold the fish out of water by hand, or net, while un-hooking fish remember that a barbless hook will speed things up, if left in the net, in the water, typically when the tension is off the hook the hook will come out on it's own. If you need the forceps to remove the hook, leave fish in the net, locate the hook first, then gently, lift fish and remove hook. DO NOT TWIST HOOK, and if swallowed deep, cut the tippet close to the mouth and let the fish go. The fly is not as important as the well-being of the fish.

KNOW THE CATCH & RELEASE RULES FOR THE RIVERS YOU FISH   

  
SULPHERS are Hatching! 
(Ephemerella Dorthea) 
Sz - 18
Best Time to Fish: Best after 4:30 till Dusk
 
Best Flies to Use: Pheasant Tail Nymph, Hendrickson Nymph, Copper John, Mahogany Blairs Emerger, Sulfar Parachute Emerger, Sulfar Cripple, Sulfar CDC, Sulfar Parachute, Sulfar Comparadun, Sulfar Spinner





  

 CRANE FLY ARE HATCHING

                                                                                                                               

                                                    

                                                  
MAHOGANY DUN'S  are Hatching!                                               
(Paraleptophlebia Adoptiva) AKA BLUE QUILLS
Sz - 18
Best Time to Fish: 4:00 - Dusk
Best Flies to Use: Pheasant Tail Nymph,
Copper John, Mahogany Blair's Emerger, 
Blue Quill Parachute Emerger, Mahogany Dun
Cripple, Mahogany Dun CDC, Mahogany Dun Parachute,
Rusty Spinner    
                                                                                                         
                                                             
Quill Gordon's are Hatching!
(Epeorus Pleuralis)
Sz - 14 - 16
Best Time to Fish: Noon - Dusk
Best Flies to Use: Gold-Ribbed Hare's Ear Nymph, 
Copper John, Mahogany Blair's Emerger,
Quill Gordon Parachute Emerger, Quill Gordon Cripple,
Ginger Quill, Quill Gordon CDC, Quill Gordon Parachute,
Dark Olive Parachute, Light Hendrickson, Rusty Spinner
       
                                                                                                                                                                                 


 
Blue-Winged Olives are Hatching!
(Baetis Vagans) sz- 24 - 28 (Psedocleon) sz 20 - 22
(Ephemerella Drunella's) sz - 18 - 28
Best Time to Fish: Early morning and Mid/Late day
Best Flies to Use: BWO CDC Emerger, Jailbirds©, Mahogany Blair's Emerger, BWO Parachutes, Pheasant-Tail Nymphs, BWO CDC, Brown Para-Emerger, BWO Comparaduns, Olive and Rusty Spinner
                                                                
             

      
 


CADDIS are  Hatching!                                                                   

Black, Tan, Olive/Green, Brown, Zebra, Grey, October
Sz  24 - 12
Best Time to Fish: Anytime
Best Flies to Use: Elk/Deer Hair Caddis, Hi-Viz Caddis, CDC Caddis, Caddis Larva, Caddis Parachute Pupa, Klinkhammer, Caddis CDC Pupa, Foam Caddis, Brassie, Sparkle Pupa,
Henryville Special, October Caddis, AuSable Caddis, Rock-Worm Caddis, Glass-Bead Larva,
Alder Fly Pupa.