|Farmington River..Photo John Wirtes|
Well folks I spent a few hours today fishing the Farmington River. Inspired by my brother-in-law John, who sent me the photo your viewing first, and Pete, aka "TROUTI", who fished it the other day. The day could not have been better weather wise. The river was a bit high for my liking but I adapted. The first spot I fished seemed almost perfect, a slight break in the water a few large boulders and some caddis about. I had a small nymph and a soft hackle. A half dozen casts and I was into a fish. He was on and soon off. Good start none the less. In that run I managed two more hook-ups and dropped them both. The Farmington is big water and can be frustrating, but an angler must press on.
My first fish to hand...a wild brook trout that took the nymph.
I was seeing the best and the worst this river can throw at you. There were fish rising, and I had a few on. One a nice rainbow who showed some awesome airborne tactics. And there were those wonderful brook trout. They seem to always make the day.
How beautiful is this...a Farmington River wild brook trout.
All in all not a bad few hours on the river.