To pick one place on a river such as the Farmington that you consider to be the best is not an easy choice, except for me. This is known as a side channel where the west branch of the Farmington splits. To one side flows a delightful series of broken runs and calm pools, which hold some beautiful trout. Fishing it at most times of the day will give you the chance to hookup on a brown, rainbow or brook trout. Mid morning will find trout rising along the shaded banks, and come late afternoon until dark the place comes alive with feeding fish. I can honestly say that I have never left this section without a reward.
I have tied this streamer in tribute to this side channel on the Farmington.
Outstanding Brk Trt!!! Fitting also for that stretch!!!ReplyDelete
It's a wonderful area, as you know. Always something to take a swipe at a fly there.
The streamer tie is a cool way to connect the heart of an angler to the heart of a specific place.ReplyDelete
Very true Walt. Nicely said.
A fitting tribute to a wonderful place!ReplyDelete
A place that has been good to many of us.
I could see a hungry trout nailing a dry just as it enters that drop off. I would think position would be important to get that great drift either using a dry or a nymph. Beautiful area--thanks for sharing
Bill that has happened on many a outing. That little pocket is perfect for a Bomber.
My daughter just walked by the computer while I was viewing the "Claret". She says "That's really pretty." "Can I have earrings like that?"ReplyDelete
Peter thank your daughter for the compliment.
There are several tyers that make jewelry using flies.
Can you use furled leaders for all types of fly fishing (dry fly, nymph, streamer)? I saw that you used them so I thought I would ask you. Thanks for the great consistent posts.ReplyDelete
I use the furled leader with dry, wet, and streamer. I have used them for years and I've found them to be wonderful.
First off, Alan, wanted to compliment you for your header picture on the blog. What a beautiful setting.ReplyDelete
Secondly, I can see why you would love that particular piece of water on the Farmington. It just screams out "beautiful trout reside here".
Lastly, what a beautiful fly pattern. Do you actually fish these streamers on the river or do you just tie them for viewing?
Winter can produce some wonderful photos, but I'm ready for some Spring.
That section has always been good for me. Some of the streamers are for looking, but this set of streamers named after pools on the Farmington will be fished.