Monday, June 20, 2016

Farmington Report 6-20-16

After last nights big full moon today was a day to spend a few hours fishing. I arrived at the river at dawn. There was a bit of an overcast-fog as I walked to the river.


The fog did not last and the sky as well as the river were brilliant. I started out with my soft hackle combo which is one light fly and one dark fly. Giving the fish some variety and usually they tell me what they like.


This morning they liked the dark fly. Fished just under the surface it took several nice fish.


Wild brook trout, and wild brown trout slammed my soft-hackle.


This was a little fighter..leaping multiple times, and leaped out of my hand as the camera finished clicking. The sun was high and bright and that signaled my time to leave.


I'm not saying, but they were delicious....you guess.



19 comments:

  1. Beautiful pair of salmonids. I always tell people that you are by far the best at finding wild brook trout in the Farmington out of anyone I know.

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    1. RM Lytle
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      Rowan I have over the years located a few places on the Farmington that seem to hold brook trout. One of those haunts I visited today was not so accomadating. Lots of wood piled up in a perfect run.

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  2. The fish looked beautiful in hand and scrumptious on a plate.

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    1. Howard Levett
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      Howard your plate ID was very good...

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  3. For some reason, that Brown Trout and it's markings really grabbed me in the photo. Really nice!

    Dark soft hackle a purple or Black?

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    1. Grandpa Mel
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      Mel that photo came out very crisp and showed some fine points of a wild brown.
      The fly is tied with a brown thread body, the thorax is brown squirrel dubbing and the hackle is a brown hen.

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    2. Thanks for the added info., Alan. Time to go to the vise and get some work done for me.............

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    3. No problem buddy...."tie on"

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    4. That's a salmon smolt, not a brown.

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  4. Once again Brl Trt very nice!!! Excellent photos! I have to get back out there.

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    1. TROUTI
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      Pete we must meet up some late afternoon/evening.

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  5. Alan
    Delicious meal, and congrats on landing some colorful wild brook on the Farmington. Full moon means active fish!!! thanks for sharing

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    1. Bill Trussell
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      Bill I love fishing/hunting full moon time. If things are good or bad you'll always have an excuse.

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  6. Alan you are a great photographer ...beautiful photos are here...

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    1. Armando Milosevic
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      Armando I very much appreciate that.

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  7. BT,
    How do you fish a fly just underneath the surface ? I feel like one of the biggest tricks in flyfishing is to be able to detect a strike and if you have any slack in your line you will never be able to text strike. Do you agree ?
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    Lawncaster

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    1. cphaneuf
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      I fish soft hackles in a downstream quartering method. There can be slack line but I try to mend the line to aid in stopping it. I very rarely if ever get a subtle strike on these flies, it's usually a hard take.

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