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Friday, September 12, 2014
A Few Hours on the Farmington 9-12-14
I fished the Farmington today for a few hours. The overnight temps got into the upper 40's and this morning was a time for the wool shirt. I started fishing a pair of soft hackles, one a Grouse and Flash and the other a Partridge and Flash. I will say the two flies exceeded my expectations. They were hit and hit hard. There was an equal representation of wild browns and brookies. The fish were on the small size but absolutely gorgeous.
I don't keep a tally of the fish I catch but I did keep count of which fly worked best, and today it was the Partridge and Flash.
By the way there is a good feature on the Grouse and Flash in Thomas Ames book "Hatch Guide For New England Streams". There is a good photo of the fly on page 151, as well as the recipe on page 248.
These are awesome flies. I strongly urge you to try them.
The Farmington moving some water.
A wonderful pre-Autumn day. A wild brown that liked that slight shade of pink.