Tungsten beads are back in stock. We did get a shipment in late last week. Slotted beads are also all in stock. To order online visit http://theflyfishing-store.com Use your debit or credit card. Pay pal is the card processor and of course we also take Pay Pal . We also have an eBay store. Go to eBay and punch in ji.trayl where you can see lots of Cortland blow out fly lines, tippet, reels and other items.
January & February are big fish months as you can see from the picture above which was taken in February. The gentle above hooked and landed an even bigger fish than this one the previous January. A limited number of days are available this January and February. Feb 1st is opening day in the one mile long catch and release area that has not been fished for three months. February 1st falls on a Wednesday this year thus avoiding a Saturday or Sunday opening day. Guides are available for single boat trips or multiple boat trips. Give the FISHING number a call at 870-404-8906. heck out our fishing galleries from past years to see some BIG FISH porn. This coming years is shaping up to be a much lower water year with smaller flows for January. All Trips are Catch & Release.
For terrestrial lovers this season has not been as easy as past years but this year has been better than last year as the water flows have cooperated with the one to two units that are preferred for the hopper action. Black and purple are the fashion colors for this year but that is not to say that other colors would not work either. Although the pink hoppers have not worked quite as well this year as in the previous three or four years. Personally I like to throw two hoppers on the surface rather than a hopper with a midge dropper as it seems to draw more attention. However when guiding I generally drop a midge under a hopper on weaker flows. The ruby midge with a copper bead tied on the jig style hook in a #16 is my preference. This past week we did have some brown trout come up for hoppers and did manage to stick two pretty good ones at 20 and 23 inches. It does pay to use 2x or 3X leader when setting the hook and playing these good fish.
Another event also happened in the latter part of September. On a Friday afternoon shad started coming through the dam. At first trickling through and floating on the surface. The action was pretty good on top until there were so many our floating shad were grossly outnumbered by the thousands of shad that began coming through. This was one of the biggest shad kills that I have seen in a decade. Of course for the next week or so the fish were keying in on shad patterns. Especially when the flows were bigger in the 4 to 6 unit range.
See you at the Fly Fishing Fair on Oct 7th & 8th.
The picture below is of a young 8 year old Sebastion with his new Silverstream rod and FairPlay disc drag reel fighting a cutthroat trout.
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Below is a young man from Pa with one of the brown trout he hooked on a Fat Albert.
Shad trickling through. 20 minutes later shad were bank to bank and covered the surface.