For those who love small streams, wild trout, and life...in their simplest form
Thursday, October 16, 2014
The Farmington 10-15-14
Those of you who read this blog know of my love of small streams. Lately these little waters have come on some tough times. The lack of rain in the last month have brought their levels to a very low state. thankfully the air and water temps have been good and as sure as they receive some rain they will be just fine.
Over the years I have fished the Farmington river many times, I mean many times. It's a tremendous resource, a cold tailwater that has been very stable. Over time this river has come to be a river of natural reproduction for both brown and brook trout. Each one seems to have its preference of locales within the river. I have been lucky to have found several places in the Farmington that are brook trout favorites.
Yesterday I took a few hours to fish the Farmington. It and the brookies did not were very favorable. The weather was a bit iffy, some sun, some clouds some rain. The leaf hatch was also in full swing and hookups were quite frequent.
Wet flies and soft hackles were the flies of the day. Places like this provided brook trout.
A fine brook trout.
They hit this soft hackle pretty well. Peacock body, orange dub hot spot, and a turn or two of hen hackle.
Like fishing a small stream in a large river.
Autumn along the Farmington. Wild beauty in every way.