To access quickly info about the best flies and DIY river spots that have worked for me, links are below. Note that these are all amply-stocked waters that many already visit and about which much information already has been written both on-line and in books. But, I’ve found that many rivers are sub-par. I track
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
TL;DR: Small midges are some of the best flies. Where to buy them. Photos of some favorites. If you fish tailwaters, you know that midges are a huge part of a trout’s diet. Many of my best Farmington River and Swift River flies are midges (links here and here). They’re not the only way
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