Fly Fishing Forecast October 28th – November 11th

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“My favorite thing about fishing is being able to just be. Being able to get myself as quiet inside as it is outside.” ~ Sabrina Sojourner This is a great time of year to “just be” while standing knee deep in your favorite fishing run. But, in addition to matching the quiet outside, you also need to match the temperature. Remember your layers. November days start cold, even frigid. The temperature can swing anywhere from 20 to 30 degrees between sunrise and sunset. Both SIMMS and Patagonia have an array of base, mid, and outer layers to help anglers adjust … Read More

Fly Fishing Forecast October 14th – 28th

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“To fish, fine and far off, is the first principle rule for trout angling .” ~ Charles Cotton (1676) This is especially true in the fall. This time of year, all our fisheries are low and crystal clear and the largest fish will be searching for bugs in skinny water. Since the trout are exposed and vulnerable to predators in these conditions, they are especially spooky. And a spooked trout simply will not eat! To be stealthy, begin with your choice of clothing; angler’s in drab attire will be able to move closer to their quarry than those dressed in … Read More

Fly Fishing Forecast October 7th – 14th

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“Autumn is the hush before winter.” ~ French Proverb Autumn is the silence before the storm, and all nature knows there is work to be done. As the days get shorter, the trout feast on the last mayflies of the year, like squirrels gathering nuts for the cold days ahead. They sense that our pleasant days are numbered. As anglers, we need to take advantage of these fleeting moments of autumnal quietude. The hush can’t last forever. SILVER CREEK This time of year the choice of bugs dwindles to just a few options. Be prepared for lots of Baetis (size … Read More

Fly Fishing Forecast September 30th – October 7th

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“I would rather sit on a pumpkin, and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion.”~ Henry David Thoreau When nature’s green turns to gold, it is high time to head to a river and go fly fishing. Heed the call. There will be time for hibernation later…now the sky seems bluer, the air more elemental, the light less extreme. Go to the river and find your riffle, your run, your pumpkin. The river beckons. SILVER CREEK If you head to the Nature Conservancy or Kilpatrick’s Pond in the afternoon, expect to find the usual suspects: … Read More