For those who love small streams, wild trout, and life...in their simplest form
Saturday, August 10, 2019
Still bumming around the Farmington....
I have been poking about the Farmington these last weeks. My small streams have been given a rest. I do miss them and have been monitoring a few and I'm glad to say they are doing OK. My trips to the river have been about three hours in duration and have been very fruitful. Many hook-ups and some luckily to hand. One outing I sat along the bank and observed the goings on of life along the river. Three types of ducks, lots of geese. A fantastic flight of a mature bald eagle. A whitetail deer crossing the river, and heaps of fresh moose droppings. You don't have to catch fish to have a complete outing.
Cardinal flowers, the first sighting this year. These flowers are like brook trout in the fact that a camera can't catch the true color of these blooms.
This was a nice rainbow that took the fly in some pretty fast water. He was a fighter leaping several times before giving up.
Can you identify the fly?
Pretty nice view at 6am.
Typical Farmington brook trout.
Clear, shallow water hardly the place to find brown trout. A well drifted Partridge and Orange soft-hackle did the trick.