Fluorescent Orange Flies: They Work

One of the most effective colors in my fly tying arsenal is this: fluorescent orange. That color has worked wonders at the Farmington, Millers and Westfield East Branch rivers. I work with UTC thread to incorporate that color into some of my nymphs. Easy to do so. Orange did well last autumn. So, tying some

Best Flies and DIY Spots: Easy Links

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

Best Flies for the Farmington and Swift? Midges

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

Big Farmington Browns on Dry Flies and Emergers

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