Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Happy Fall

Well Fall has arrived for 2010, although today was pretty warm for the 22nd of September. Reports from the river is that the water temp is in the low 60's with lower then normal water levels. Fish are being caught however the water is very clear so you will need a very precise presentation. This past weekend I broke down and for the first time used flouro-carbon leaders, which when combined with small soft hackles fished slowly allowed me to catch some very nice rainbows.


Thursday, September 16, 2010

Just thinking

Well after a very tough summer weather wise things are finally beginning to pick up. The recent rains and cool weather have both caused improved water levels along with lower temps. The chapter was able late last week to stock approx 800 fish in the Wood which has helped put a string in most peoples steps. Speaking for myself, this past weekend I was able to catch several very nice fish, of course I also lost more fish then I have in a very long time. Oh well it all evens out in the end. Reports from the Farmington remain flows of app 100 cfs with the fish on small flies. A challenge that is well worth the attempt.


Monday, September 6, 2010

A New Year

As the chapter begins a new year of meetings in Cranston, first let me say I hope everyone had a pleasant and successful summer despite the adverse weather conditions which restricted both planned stockings and other chapter projects. The chapter is preparing to enter some new and exciting areas in particular didymo education and prevention along with a program to assist local boy scouts with their fly fishing merit badge. If anyone has any other ideas for projects please feel free to bring them up at the meeting