Fellow blog writer Adam Kautza has many gifts. He has three degrees in fisheries and is the Coldwater Fisheries Biologist for MassWildlife. He is a talented public speaker. He’s also an incredible angler and photographer. The photos you see on the slider on our blog’s front page? They’re all Adam’s. I follow Adam on Instagram,
TL;DR: Midge flies, #24 and smaller. I hit the same area where I went last week and had some good success. With flows back to normal, I wanted to see whether the fishing would change. I arrived at dawn. Already, fish were rising for Farmington Caddis. Now, that bug (Dolophilodes distinctus) is interesting. It does
One of the reasons the flows have been cut is that CT DEEP today is collecting larger fish for the Farmington Survivor Strain program. The goal is to take the big holdovers, which have proven to be adaptive, back to the hatchery to collect their DNA (more here). They then are returned to the river.
What a day. Good fish. Many bugs. Farmington. Dry flies. Yesterday's 18.5" brown. Took a size 22 Parachute Adams. Details at link in profile. #nofilter #righttimerightplace #flyfishing #farmingtonriver #dryfly #thomasandthomasflyrods #orvis A post shared by BlogFlyFish (@blogflyfish) on Sep 11, 2017 at 4:06am PDT It did not start off well. After hitting the river at
Well, Labor Day Eve was rainy and cold. That didn’t bode well for fishing, but, the next day, I headed out to the Farmington. As I’ve written before, September for me is the toughest non-winter month. Fortunately, I early on landed two fish, both grizzled stockies, a good-sized rainbow and a Survivor Strain brown. Then,