Battenkill

Tip of the week 
Techniques 

Water is still cold but some good reports from the river indicate fish are happy to eat up nymphs, eggs and worm patterns if drifted along bottom. Use an indicator and long leader with plenty of weight and focus on seams and soft water adjacent to feeding lanes.

Sink tip or full sink lines will help get streamers down to where trout can chomp them. Upstream casts or across with a good upstream mend will get your streamer down and you can impart action with rod tip.

Seven-day forecast 

Temps in the 40s won't raise water temps too much but they won't add alot of snow run off either.

Conditions 
Must Have Flies 
Gold Bead Hare's Ear Nymph Natural/Olive/Black #12-18 Buy from Orvis.com
Orvis CJ Nymph Copper/Red/Black/Gre #12-18 Buy from Orvis.com
Quasimodo Pheasant Tail Brown #14-20 Buy from Orvis.com
Micro Egg #16 Buy from Orvis.com
Bead Head Woolly Bugger Streamer Black/Olive/Brown #4-10 Buy from Orvis.com
Moto's Minnow Brown/Grey #6-8 Buy from Orvis.com
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