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

At the Bench: Midges and Caddis

A busy day for work, and so, I don’t have time to write a long post. But, here are some shots of what I’ve been tying to tweak some proven patterns. Thanks! Reloading with sizes 20 and 22 emergers. Love the #Tiemco 2488. #flyfishing #flytying #euronymphing A post shared by BlogFlyFish (@blogflyfish) on May 4,