For those who love small streams, wild trout, and life...in their simplest form
Monday, July 29, 2013
There are some real exciting happenings taking place on the Farmington River these days. Wild brook trout seem to be doing very well in this river. Years ago when I first started fishing this river a brook trout was a stocked fish that did not look like a brook trout. It seemed like the focus was to establish a brown trout fishery and it has been very successful. Their are countless catches of big wild browns taken from this river. But in the last few years there have been wild brookies mixed in. With several feeder brooks to the Farmy, as well as the river itself these Connecticut natives have been doing well.
Wild brook trout can tell you so much about the quality of a watershed. They are the so called "Canary in the Coal Mine"
Yesterday Kirk and I fished the Farmy and here are a few wild natives encountered. Again they were feeding on some small fly, and we didn't have the proper match. I managed to fool a few with a soft hackle, and a Adams parachute.
I have been going through my fly boxes looking for some small flies.
A healthy scrappy brook trout.
Although not the "Rapid" the Farmington has the potential.