Monday, November 14, 2016

Wednesday 11/16/16 Report- Better Flows & Blue Wing Olives

Here's a beautiful brown trout that store friend Andy Lyons caught last week. The brown trout in the Farmington are more than 3/4 of the way through spawning season and are falling for well placed nymphs and chasing streamers. Keep your eyes out for redds- these are the light colored areas in shallow gravelly riffles where trout dig out their spawning beds. If you walk on the redds, you will crush the eggs & future wild trout.

The Farmington is running about 100cfs through the permanent Catch & Release area/TMA due to water releases from the Still River and an uptick in water level from Tuesday's rain. The MDC did their fall trout stocking last week. This batch of trout  were stocked in the upper river from the Goodwin Dam in Riverton downstream to Whitemore Pool.  The main hatch for November is the Blue Wing Olive sz 22-26 and the trout have been rising well to them throughout the afternoons, along with lighter numbers of Tan Caddis sz 16-18 and Isonychia sz 12-14. Streamers are catching a lot of trout currently, try yellow, olive, white and black, all colors have their moments of superiority so play around. The egg bite is still in full swing, so make sure to fish small egg patterns.

Nymphwise: Caddis Pupa (tan, brown) and small nymphs (Midges, Baetis, Quasimodo Pheasant Tails, Hot Spot Attractors, etc.) remain top producers, but the egg bite is in full swing, so make sure to have some egg flies (small Glo Bugs/Sucker Spawn/Otter Eggs) in your arsenal. Although smaller nymphs have been more consistent than bigger ones, don't rule out Stonefly Nymphs in #8-14 (brown, golden/yellow, black), sometimes they will pull bigger fish.

We currently have an unusualy large amount used rods & reels in the store due to some major trades and purchases, many are not listed on our website, so make sure to stop by and check them out. The unlisted items are for walk-in customers only, not mail/phone order. We do this for a couple of reasons: 1) it's not feasible or profitable for us to list and ship the most inexpensive used tackle on our website, and 2) most of the unlisted items show a little more wear so we prefer you can handle them before purchasing.

UpCountry has recently acquired a ton of Simms closeouts that are now on sale. There is a huge selection of Mens & Womens: Gore-tex jackets, packs, slings, shirts, pants, tee shirts, and a few shoes/wading boots/waders. Sizes are limited (the Men's is mostly in Large, and the Women's is all in Medium) and there are only a couple of each item so when they are gone they are gone.

We are always looking for good trade-in fly rods and reels to sell on our website. If you are looking for some new equipment we will gladly put the value of your used gear toward new items in our store. Give us a call to make an appointment.... our prices on trade ins are typically higher than found anywhere else.

If you like our fishing report, please consider buying your gear from us. We generally ship the same day, for free anywhere in the country on all but the smallest orders. Our shop can only exist with your patronage.