I hit a local stream on Tuesday after class. The water was low and the fish saw lots of flies. As a result, the takes were subtle. Only small flies worked. I went 3 for 6 in the two hours I was there. All freshly stocked rainbows. The same pools saw flies over and over so the “in between sections” held fish skipped by other anglers.
A private, nonprofit group called Three Rivers Stocking Association stocks the rivers in my area. They put fish over 700 fish each into the Isinglass, Cocheco, and Lamprey rivers. As a result, anglers in southern New Hampshire have a chance to fish in the fall and winter. Also, these rivers have barbless, fly fishing and artificial lure only rules in place. More information on Three Rivers can be found here.