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.
My last brookie of the day on a Yellow Bomber









28 comments:

  1. Looks like you guys had a decent day on the Farmy.

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    1. RKM,
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      For sure. To bad you weren't able to join.

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  2. Always good to get out and fish with friends...I'm sure John is now " hooked " on the Farmy!

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    1. Steve,
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      That's for sure. Wonderful day.

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  3. Congrats to AT and a job well done!! Brk Trt, as always outstanding photos. A pleasure again to get and fish with the "Crew".

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    1. TROUT1,
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      It was a good few hours. I think AT enjoyed it.

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  4. Nice outing! looks like a good time had by all.

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    1. LQN,
      Thanks.
      We truly enjoyed ourselves.

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  5. Thanks again gents. It was a lot of fun. Gonna have to get up there again sometime. I even have a favorite spot after one trip. Let's just say it involves fast water & streamers.

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    1. Apache Trout,
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      Glad you enjoyed it. I think I know the spot.

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  6. That is one beautiful rainbow! Nice job.

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    1. Kiwi,
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      He was nicely colored, been in the river for some time.

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  7. Lots of fun, thanks Brk Trt for getting everyone together

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    1. Mark,
      Thanks.
      I know I really enjoyed it.

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  8. Brk Trt & all who attended the outing.

    "I love it"...........Phil

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    1. DRYFLYGUY,
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      We appreciate your comment.

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  9. Good times with good friends...it doesn't get any better.

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    1. HighPlainsFlyFisher,
      Thanks.
      It's pretty hard to beat.

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    1. Mark Kautz,
      Thanks.
      It's appreciated.

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  11. Alan
    Fishing with friends is always a plus. Thanks for sharing

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    1. Bill Trussell,
      Thanks.
      And when the guys catch fish "oh boy"

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  12. I think I enjoyed this trip as much as you did. Beautiful bow for a nice change.

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    1. Howard,
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      There are many rainbows in that river, but I catch few of them.

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  13. The colors on that rainbow are amazing!

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    1. David Knapp,
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      He did stand out. One of those holdovers.

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  14. I'm quite jealous of those cooler water temperatures. Won't be long for my neck of the woods in southern Maine, I hope.

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    1. Jamie Anderson,
      Thanks.
      Sorry for the late response, I do appreciate your comments.
      Southern Maine in August is tough finding cool waters. I was in Rangeley about a month after your comment, and the fishing was great.

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