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Saturday, February 22, 2014
The "Side Channel" and "Claret"
To pick one place on a river such as the Farmington that you consider to be the best is not an easy choice, except for me. This is known as a side channel where the west branch of the Farmington splits. To one side flows a delightful series of broken runs and calm pools, which hold some beautiful trout. Fishing it at most times of the day will give you the chance to hookup on a brown, rainbow or brook trout. Mid morning will find trout rising along the shaded banks, and come late afternoon until dark the place comes alive with feeding fish. I can honestly say that I have never left this section without a reward.
I have tied this streamer in tribute to this side channel on the Farmington.