Monday, October 31, 2011

Trick or Treat

Trout Candy
The Juju and the Two Bit Hooker have been the trick thats been earning the treat lately. Those names may sound like a gummy candy and your sister-in-laws Halloween costume, but are actually some seriously effective blue wing imitations that have been deadly on late season browns. On the swing, just under the surface, maybe mix in a few short strips and hold on, takes can be savage and make your 6x seem like a bad joke.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Gold Standard

This Gold never loses its value.
Fishing for fall browns is something that we look forward to each season. Things can be pretty good right up until December, which means we have a solid month of decent fishing left until we hunker down in our caves for the dark season. Cold days are perfect for a half day walk wade. Give us a shout- the fish are here, they are eating, and it's going to be a long cold winter.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Go Fish.

Levels and flows on the Andro are good, and the fishing has been reliable as well. As for the weather- strange. 84 degrees in October is not the norm. Being October however, we should see daytime highs of around 25 degrees as soon as tomorrow. 
We did have to cancel & reschedule a few floats on the Kennebec, but fortunately the Androscoggin has been in good shape and proven reliable. With less dams and impoundments in the upper reaches, it tends to drop faster than the Kennebec after they blow due to heavy rains. The fall color is really peaking in the Bethel area, and the scenery combined with typically crisp weather makes this a great time to get out there.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Dirty , Rotten...

Eggs and Bacon.
...Cheater flies.

It's October, and if you are heading out, it will pay to bring a few of these along. It's that time of the year to go hunting for that biggest brown of the season. He's out there. Go get him.