For those who love small streams, wild trout, and life...in their simplest form
Monday, August 19, 2013
How it's done. Welcome to the Farmy, John
Yesterday three of us teamed up to introduce John,aka Apache Trout aka "Ravine Angler" to the joys of the Farmington. John a resident of Connecticut has never fished the Farmy. Pete and I took John to one of our special sections. We told John what fly to toss, set him in the right spot. On his very first cast a brown rose to fly and missed. It was a wonderful start to a good day.
We fished several locations on the river with various degrees of success. Mark joined us later and we continued to fish. While this was a day of not being able to determine what they wanted we still managed a few.
One of the highlights of the outing. John while fishing a Hornberg streamer a beautiful rainbow struck. After some coaxing John was able to bring it to hand. "Nice fish buddy".
The Hornberg streamer. Tied by John himself. I hope you put that fly in plastic and retire it.
Mark, Pete, John
Around 6 o'clock the trout started rising. Soon there was a hatch on of something I could not determine. They were tiny and the fish were gorging themselves. I tried many small flies and could not get a single taker. At one point a trout rose literally at my foot. After an hour of that humiliation I moved to faster water. My hookup ratio improved. A brown and two brookies.