Battenkill

Tip of the week 
Techniques 

Work a caddis pupa/emerger or small mayfly nymph through riffles in the mornings. As the sun gets higher fish will generally move to deeper runs and dropoffs offering more cover. Nymphs or streamers are a good bet here but don't forget an ant or skittered caddis if you want to stick with dry flies.
It's going to be pretty warm for a few days so expect to see most insect activity in the last hour or so of daylight. Rustly spinners in #12-18 will cover several mayflies active right now.
Remember long leaders and light tippets are a must for a drag free drift to fool these spooky fish.
If we get some rain this weekend make sure to have a selection of streamers to go to as the water dirties or rises a bit

Seven-day forecast 

A couple decent days and then a bunch of rain in the forecast.

Conditions 
Must Have Flies 
Rusty Spinner Brown #12-16 Buy from Orvis.com
Holy Grail Olive / Hares Ear #12-18 Buy from Orvis.com
Travis Para Ant Black #14-18 Buy from Orvis.com
Gray Fox Variant #12-14 Buy from Orvis.com
E.C. Caddis Olive #16 Buy from Orvis.com
Conehead Bunny Muddler White/Olive/Black #4-8 Buy from Orvis.com
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