Things are happening early and fast

by Brian Zinger on April 21, 2016

beast for last

Our last fly tying night was fun. There was only 3 but we made the best of it.  I was in 88 mode. I discussed changing the name to 87 because it really bares no resemblance to the original and no matter how much I think is is just as good as the story, I have to give respect. Craig and Tim weren’t buying all that so they twisted up Catskill Style Adams  and some early season bass and pike flies.


Some of S&B's stable of guides

Some of S&B’s stable of guides

We held our Stream and Brook guide BBQ last Sunday in New Haven. We had a great time reacquainting, breaking bread and sharing some of last falls harvest.  There were lots of stories and laughs to go with them. There was also a very short segment on business for 2016 fishing season as well as some gear exchange  , then it was of to go fishing. River temps that day were 48 on the otter and 49 0n the winooski. Levels were up but fishable.

Rivers are in tip top shape right now. There has been some reports of Hendricksons hatching, Some of the designated trophy trout sections have already been stocked, and big river temps are 50+.  All of these things don’t occur usually until the 1st or 2nd week of May.  So things are happening ahead of schedule, due to the mild winter and extremely tranquil last week.

I’m headed to Lake Ontario for the weekend. This is 2 weeks later than usual for our annual ice out football shaped brown trout trip, that just means some changes in strategies and maybe a few spring kings in the mix.  I”ll let you know how we make out.


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