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Fall River Fly Fishing Report

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Art Teter reports on 10.11.17

September is a closed book ending with good fishing that has ensued into mid-October. The big fish just keep coming in. Deepwater small bugs and light angler traffic are why October through mid-November offers some of the best fly fishing of the season! Expect some cloudy and light rainy days mixed with warm autumn sun. On the cloudy days, we typically have some excellent dry fly fishing. Windy days can be the norm but that won’t stop big fish from finding their way into the net. They still hit our offerings on the swing and the indicator. Autumn never disappoints!

Expect some cloudy and light rainy days mixed with warm autumn sun. Some rain is in the forecast in about 9 days, but don’t be thrown off  – it’s the Autumn rain that produces the most epic top water fishing of the season. For real. On most cloudy days, we typically have some excellent, very excellent dry fly fishing. Windy days can be the norm but that won’t stop big fish from finding their way into the net. Expect to change and adapt techniques based on conditions and fish feeding preference. They will always hit our offerings on the swing and the indicator. I expect perfectly good fishing through November 15th. Skip the Trinity and experience classic fly fishing. You can always go fish the Trinity after the 1st of the year. Fall River awaits!

Today I saw three different types of May flies on the water. The mornings have been chilly making the better fishing start a little later in the morning. As the weather starts to change the type of bugs we see will change with it. Right now, we are still seeing the small fall Baetis, I have seen a few Mahogany’s starting, and we have been seeing a scattering of the bigger PMD’ s still. So, for flies for the first part of October, I am going to say that most of the flies that were working in Sept will be the choice as of today, but expect the game to change in the coming days and weeks. Small birds nest, soft-hackled pts, small leaches, Baetis nymphs, olive and black soft hackles.

Weather is going to be the key for the remaining weeks in October. As it changes so will the bugs and the way we fish them. I will try to stay current with info for you via the blog. But it is always best to call for the latest info.

Tight lines!

-Art Teter

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