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

2016: a Year for Gratitude

I’m very grateful that I’m able to make the time, and have the health, to fly fish. That may sound premature, but I think it’s prescient. I see many older folks braving the rivers but smartly establish limits. They won’t venture forth when there’s ice on the trails. They won’t wade aggressively into a torrid

Wet Flies at the Farmington River

I arrived at dawn at the Farmington, wondering if the Trico hatch would be on. It was relatively brisk at 53 °F, a big change from just a few weeks ago. I actually felt chilled. There was a modest Trico hatch and just a few fish rising. Later, the spinner fall happened, and, again, only