Battenkill

Tip of the week 
Techniques 

If you're looking for rising fish it's a stalk and wait game in the evenings. Set up on a run and keep your eyes peeled these fish don't always leave tell-tale rise forms.

A downstream slack line presentation is often your best shot at a working fish to avoid drag but make sure to hesitate setting the hook if the fish eats your fly. Set too quickly and you pull the fly right out of their mouth.

Seven-day forecast 

River levels are perfect right now and should stay that way unless we get a ton of rain over the weekend.

Conditions 
Must Have Flies 
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Blue Quill #16 Buy from Orvis.com
Bead Head Woolly Bugger Streamer Black/Olive/Brown #4-10 Buy from Orvis.com
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