Monday, November 21, 2016

Monday 11/21/16 River Report- more browns

Beautiful brown by Steve Hogan's client Tommy on Sunday. Bigger trout are still showing up on a regular basis. Flow is just over 100cfs in the permanent Catch & Release/TMA this morning. Afternoons Blue Wing Olives sz 24 or smaller are the main hatch now, and in the mornings we are starting to see the Winter/Summer Caddis hatch in sz 18-24 pick up now that it's getting colder. Streamers remain very effective, but experiment with colors & retrieves to find what's "hot" at any given moment (it changes!). A nymph or soft-hackle trailed off the hook bend 18" behind a weighted streamer is still a great fish catching rig.

Nymphwise: small nymphs sz 16-22 (Midges, Baetis, Quasimodo Pheasant Tails, Hot Spot Attractors, etc.) and Caddis Pupa sz 16-18 (tan, brown) and Larva sz 16 (olive/green) remain top producers, and egg patterns are very effective, 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 sz 8-14 (brown, golden/yellow, black), sometimes they will pull bigger fish.

The MDC did their fall trout stocking about 2 weeks ago. This batch was stocked in the upper river from the Goodwin/Hogback Dam in Riverton downstream to Whittemore Pool.

Black Friday and the Holidays are upon us. This season please think of the small businesses that you frequent and support them. UpCountry values your business and has some holiday specials to share with you. Simms Headwater Waders are now $249.99.... $100 off. Hardy Lightweight series reels are now $120.00.....reg price was $249.99. Simms Tee Shirts size large are buy one get one free. Korkers Whitehorse Wading Boots $120.....reg priced $179.99. We have a limited selection of Simms & Umpqua Packs and Vests 40% off.  In addition to these items, UpCountry will price match just about any sale or deal you can find on the internet.... we recognize that sometimes a deal will pop up online that you can't resist.... just bring it to our attention and we can both win.

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.

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