Fishhawk, I have fished the Housatonic in the fall and the BWO hatch was great. There were plenty of nice fiesty browns to go around, and the water temp had cooled to the point that they could really show off when hooked. Let's try to meet this fall sometime (Adrian, you in?).
The life that this thread has taken only proves the original point: that every species is unique, and as Juro says the lucky angler experiences them all for what they are.