I was able to get out on the Farmington for a few hours Thursday. I have a couple of spots I can fish without to many distractions, other than beavers or an eagle from time to time and this day was no exception. I started fishing soft hackles and the action was slow. Several hits, but not a hook-up. I changed to streamers and the result was no better. I set my mind on a day that was to be absolutely beautiful in every aspect of a Farmington outing except that the fish to hand count would be not stellar.
Back to the river and to those rising fish. I managed to take a beautiful brook trout on the soft hackle dry. I had hoped to take a few more until a submerged log took the fly.
So back in the box and out comes a "bomber", A staple fly on a small stream now called to service on the big river to temp a selective bunch of sipping risers. A few drifts and stops and a take. It was a nice brown, that was very spunky.
The "bomber" did here what it does on the small streams, get trout to take it. This was the most beautiful fish of the day.