Here is a long video. But, some very amazing scenery and beautiful fish. I have a love affair with Montana. Have fished it twice. Amazing mountains and wild fish everywhere. I have a recurring day dream. One day I will retire and fish out there every day for a month.
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.
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,
Well, back from vacation. I this morning saw this very cool video on the Orvis fly fishing blog (link here). It’s a stunning video and worth the watch. Hope everyone is well.