Monday, July 5, 2010
Farmington River Brown Trout
Connecticut's Farmington River
The weather over the last few weeks has been dry, and my beloved small streams, although cool are in need of some rain. Rather that stressing those little guys I decieded to fish the West Branch of the Farmington. Its a tailwater fishery with good flows and cool water. It produces insects like a factory, and has some fine trout, many of natural production. I'm not a hatch matching fly fisher, but instead fishing patterns that have worked well for me in the past. Flies such as Bombers, BH PT's, and a few streamers.
If ever in the area the Farmington is a fine river to fish. Upcountry Fly Shop is a good stop before hitting the river, they will provide you up to date info to make your time more rewarding, along with a well stocked fly shop.