Farmington River

Tip of the week 

High stick nymphing and be alert to very subtle takes. Wooley buggers in size 10 can be effective if fished as a nymph. Also, retrieve very slowly, hand twisting is an effective technique.
There are winter caddis on the surface with intermitent rising fish in slow water, especially Church pool.

Seven-day forecast 

Very cold temperatures have brought ice flows back to the river making wading difficult with significant edge ice and slow areas completely covered.The forecast continues to call for very cold temperatures which will add to the icing conditions. Significant snowfalls have added a challenge to walking on trails, so caution is advised when walking the trails. Dress in warm layers. We have plenty of fleece, icebreaker underlayering, gloves etc. are available in our Avon store. Come in and see our selection of warm weather gear and our arriving spring selections. The hatches will be coming. We offer free fly fishing and tying classes so you can be prepared ,plus a nice selection of gear and apparel.We love to talk fishing so, come on in and chat.

Must Have Flies 
Tent Wing Black Caddis Black or Dark brown 18-20 Buy from
Flashback Hares Ear Nymph Natural 12-14 Buy from
Quasimodo Pheasant Tail brown 16-20 Buy from
Bead Head Prince Dark hares ear 14.16 Buy from
T.H. Soft Hackle Caddis Pupa black od dark mottled brown 18-20 Buy from
Bead Head Flash Zonker olive/black 6-12 Buy from
Orvis Avon

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