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: Housatonic 9/6 & 9/7

09-07-2002, 03:38 PM
Oh boy - size 24s and 6x tippets. Things have settled into a very enjoyable pattern:

Evenings are all about rusty spinners (24) until just before dark then large (12 - 14) white wulff or cream spinners get whacked pretty good. Half dozen to 14 inches last night.

Hit the river at dawn today - way too early - nothing much stirred until 09:00 ish then little dark olives galore - and cooperative fish. Size 24 olive CDC comparadun did the trick - 8 fish in 3 hours plus countless missed through bad timing on my part. Today was a release day - 700 cfps but the water remained clear and fish continued to feed through the first hour of the rise. Picked up 4 more and called it a day at 12. Nothing size wise but I did see two very large fish cruising around as the water started to rise. I'm going to say 20" a piece conservatively.

Back tommorow for more spinner action :D

09-07-2002, 03:41 PM
Adrian - I am really impressed with your trout knowledge, for a flats rat! Would you mind some company one of these fall mornings? I would love to learn more about what is really the basis of flyfishing - trout in streams.

09-07-2002, 11:54 PM

That would be great! The locals tell me it gets better and better from now through October :D.

It is nice to go back to 'the roots' and the Housy is a very friendly stream though its hard to tear oneself away from a spot where you know there are a lot of fish. There is a lot more river to be learned and then there's the Farmington to be checked out.

First meeting of my local TU chapter is Monday and they will be discussing the development of a wild trout Trout Management Area on the Pootatuck (CT) and its Deep Brook tributory. Electro surveys last season and this have revealed an impressive head of wild fish - many to a good size. The really cool thing is both those streams run though my town!

10-25-2002, 03:42 PM
In the summer try a large stimulator patern in the morning. Twice this summer i lost two large browns. Which happens to me way too often.

"Tight Lines"