Farmington River

Tip of the week 
Techniques 

The water levels are still very low but the fishing is great. Walk softly as you carry your big stick and with purpose - they're spooky. Evenings are a blast using Isonychias, spinners or olives. Fish in the film and don't be afraid to pull the fly under the surface at the end of the drift swinging it in the current; you will pick up a few extra fish that way. During the day, poke around fast pocket water with your dry Isonychia patterns, such as Dave's Oso-Iso, Adams or Quill Gordons. You may not see the flies hatching, but the trout know thery're there. For a chance at larger fish, use a large Golden Stone as an anchor fly and trail a traditional nymph, such as a Pheasant Tail or Hare's Ear.

Seven-day forecast 

The river is excellent right now and the outlook is for it to remain that way. Only periodic summer showers are expected, nothing that will raise the levels. Sulphers will slow in the lower sections but Isonychias will remain strong and Blue Winged Olives will increase. Look for tan caddiss activity to start in earnest soon. Be prepared to use small flies, ie, BWO's, Caddis, and terestrials.

Conditions 
Must Have Flies 
Adams Dark Dun 12-20 Buy from Orvis.com
CDC Emerging Caddis Tan, or olive 16-20 Buy from Orvis.com
Dave's Oh-So-Iso Olive 14-12 Buy from Orvis.com
Blue Wing Olive Parachute Olive and light oliv 16 - 24 Buy from Orvis.com
Tungsten Cone Head Woolly Bugger Black, olive, white 10-6 Buy from Orvis.com
Letort Hopper dark Dun, Olive 10-8 Buy from Orvis.com
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