For those who love small streams, wild trout, and life...in their simplest form
Tuesday, August 6, 2019
Farmington River Brookies
Over the past weeks I have spent some time roaming the Farmington river. A very popular place these days but one can find solitude if if one seeks it out. Along with solitude comes the chance to find wild brook trout. I think this is over looked in this river known for it's big brown trout and rainbows. I for one find the brookies much more appealing. My time on the river has also yielded some fine browns and rainbows which I will feature in a later post, but for now I'll highlight the brookies.
The fish were found in various water types, from fast waters to calm pools and everything in between. I fished a variety of flies and most were successful. Side note here, I tied a couple of classic wet flies and have given them water time and I'm glad to say they to work. In this report you'll see that the dry fly really shined. Various patterns from thorax duns to parachutes and haystacks. The fly size were 14 to 18.
Beautiful healthy wild char...
Where should I drift my fly?
Is there a camera made that can truly capture the beauty and colors of a brook trout? This jewel had the most beautiful olive colored back and prefect vermiculations.
Fishing those seams...one never knows what can be found there. I found someone who let me know just how productive these areas are.
This master of the riffles took my little dry fly and gave me an education in knowing how to avoid capture. As you can see his plan did not work. An incredible brook trout.
I'll be looking for you come this fall...if you still like the dry I'll be ready, but with that mouth maybe a big Mickey Finn might be in order.