Monday, December 31, 2012

A Plan for 2013

I was in need of some tying materials, squirrel tail to be exact so we took a drive to a fly shop I knew would have them in stock. The shop is located on the banks of the Farmington river in New Hartford, Connecticut.

After getting my tails, as well as a few other necessities, weather needed or not we continued to drive along the river to its upper reaches. The west branch of the Farmington flows alongside of the Old Riverton Inn. I have never dined here but it is on our list. Across the bridge from the inn is a general store that has some great coffee, and muffins, this is knowledge from experience.


The west branch is a beautiful river. And seeing it a few hours after a fresh snow brings out features one can only see in winter.


These are a few of my favorite haunts on this river. Big waters that I'm able to fish like a small stream. Bombers, caddis, and Picket Pins fished in my own style.

I fish this river many times year, but this year I will fish it more often. There's some wonderful wild things going on here.


Happy New Year to all. The best in 2013

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26 comments:

  1. Merry and Happy New Year.
    Eko
    Finland / Lapland / Kuusamo

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    1. Eko,
      Thanks.
      And a Happy New Year to you my northern friend.

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  2. Hi Alan,
    Those pictures are postcard perfect.
    I hope you are able to get out on the Farmington as much as you desire this coming year.
    Have a safe and Happy New Year and don't do anything crazy.
    :)

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    1. Ed,
      Thanks.
      I'm going to make it a priority for sure.
      Just got home from doing something crazy, the casino at Mohegan Sun.
      Happy New Year.

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    2. Hi Alan,
      I hope you came home with some of the house's money.
      Happy New Year and stay warm and dry.

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  3. Brk Trt,
    I think I may know that fly shop. (Up Country?) A great well stocked place with lots of knowledge.

    I love the pictures of the Farmington & the Inn. You have a way with your photos of making winter look so warm & inviting.

    Happy New Years to you & yours my friend & tight-lines in 2013.......Phil


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    1. DRYFLYGUY,
      Thanks.
      Up Country it was.
      Happy New Year Phil.

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  4. Happy New Year Alan- I am looking forward to new fish and new flies.
    All the best!

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    1. Peter Patenaude,
      Thanks.
      And a Happy New Year to you Peter.

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  5. Beautiful pictures, especially the Inn, all decked out for the holidays!
    Happy New Year!

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    1. Steve,
      Thanks.
      It was beautiful.
      Happy New Year Steve.

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  6. Alan
    I could see the Bomber being pulled under on the Farmington--beautiful river. I am looking forward to a fishing report on this river soon. Awesome looking country you live in there. thanks for sharing some great images

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    1. Bill Trussell,
      Thanks.
      That Bomber has worked well on the Farmington.
      I love it here.
      Happy New Year Bill.

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  7. Those pics make me want to put on a jacket just looking at them. I'd still love to fish that place. I look forward to your posts next year.

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    1. Kevin Frank,
      Thanks.
      It does have that effect on me too.
      Happy New Year Kevin

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  8. Great shots Alan...it's snowing outside my window at work here now , but unfortunately I don't have a beautiful trout stream in the background to make for such an ideal scene.
    Hope you and yours have a Happy New Year.

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    1. HighPlainsFlyFisher,
      Thanks.
      I wish you and the family a Happy New Year.

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  9. Very Nice Pics Brk Trt!!!!Gorgeous shot of the river and The Inn!!! I spent part of the day on the Farmy, ending the year with a couple of nice browns!!! See Ya soon!!

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    1. TROUT1,
      Thanks.
      I figured you would fish today, I was out for a few hours too.
      See you tomorrow.
      Happy New Year Pete.

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  10. A Happy New Years to all and tight lines!

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    1. joe,
      Thanks.
      And a Happy New Year to you.

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  11. There is a lot more snow up that way! What a difference the Sound makes. Happy New Year!

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    1. Savage,
      Thanks.
      In some spots today, almost a foot and a half.
      Happy New Year.

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  12. Great story. I know all of those places well, and will visit them on my annual camping trip.

    All the best to you and your family in 2013.

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    1. FinFollower,
      Thanks.
      Those places work very well for me.
      Happy New Year.

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