Several friends and I fished the SoHo this weekend. The fishing was pretty tough for us for a variety of reasons. First, the wind was absolutely brutal and we all spent a lot of time untangling lines, especially when we were using dry/dropper combos. However, even when we would get a good cast and drift, the fish were not as aggressive as I'd anticipated. Generally in the fall, I find that I can catch a lot of 10-12" browns and the occasional larger fish. On this trip, the fish seemed very picky and no fly that we tried gave us consistent action and we fished all over the river. My highlight was catching a 15" brown on a Bugger. I saw a fish tailing and splashing around in the shallows and I assumed it was a smallmouth spawning or a carp so I threw the bugger at it and, to my surprise, the nice brown hit. I guess my take-home lesson is to observe and take what nature will give you, not to stick to my pre-conceived notions of what should be happening on the river.
There was a light Sulphur hatch in the afternoon and a light black fly hatch all day long.