Now that cooler weather is here mayfly hatches, though still significant, are not the only game in town. If you tend toward the river in Harriman State Park this time of year, a good strategy for presenting larger flies are long, drag free as possible, drifts. Present in this manner around bank side cover, sweepers (which are relatively rare here), rocky shorelines, and timbered shorelines. Terrestrial patterns are best for using this technique, and those, especially hopper patterns, tied with traditional materials seem most effective within these. Don’t expect to catch a huge number of fish using this strategy, but do expect to encounter some of the larger fish here.