Farmington River

Tip of the week 

The water levels have dropped considerably and the fishing is great. Evenings are a blast using sulpher emergers with some sort of trailing schuck. 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. 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.

Must Have Flies 
Sulphur Emerger Yellow 18-14 Buy from
Light Cahill Light yellow 14-12 Buy from
Dave's Oh-So-Iso Olive 14-12 Buy from
Bead Head Stonefly Yellow 10-8 Buy from
Tungsten Cone Head Woolly Bugger Black, olive, white 10-6 Buy from
Schroeder's Hi-Vis Hopper dark Dun, Olive 10-8 Buy from
Orvis Avon

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