River Report , July 30th, 2021
Rivers flows are mostly running above average particularly in the southern half of the state as they have been getting hit hard with Tstorms. From Rt 2 to the Canadian border not so much. However, we’ll all take the rain we can get after dealing with the last few July’s.
Since our guides are on the water everyday, they know where water conditions will be good, and with the will to travel to some places, they will always find fish.
Many times, mountain brooks clean up faster after a moderate rain event than the main stem. So we have been getting clients into some of the most beautiful places in Vermont to catch equally as beautiful Brook trout. This time of year, terrestrial patterns as well as high floating dry flies with a small nymph dropper is sure to produce.
The fishing has been excellent and we have been having fun getting folk out to put a bend in their rod or teach them skills to become better fly fishers.
August is shaping up to be a fantastic fly fishing month with average amounts of rain and air temps for at least the first week are expected. August is also terrestrial month. Hoopers, ants and beetles should be in your box and now is the time to use them. Also, my favorite hatch of the season is soon to happen and we have been noticing Isonychia nymphs becoming active.
There is still a ton of the season left to go so book a guide to soon to get in on the fun.