Farmington River

Tip of the week 

Nymphing has continued to be a very productive fishing method with some excellent wild and holdover fish coming out of all parts of the river. Suspension nymphing (indicator) techniques and tight line (Euro) style nymphing have proved to be extremely productive when no rising fish can be located. Prospecting with a high floating dry fly such as a caddis when no fish are rising is also a good option. Swinging wet flies has been productive as well right before hatches. Most of the trout in the river have not been stocked very recently, therefore fishing with lighter tippets like 6x and even 7x at times may result in a better catch rate for the smarter fish.

Seven-day forecast 

Flows should be steadily decreasing to normal as the week goes on considering there is very little rain in the forecast. Everyday in this week's forecast has highs in the 70's and 80's therefore this will increase the river's water temperature as it has been colder than usual for this time of year. Expect fishing to overall improve this week along with insect hatches.

Must Have Flies 
CDC Caddis Green 16-18 Buy from
Elk Wing Caddis Tan 14-16 Buy from
Sulphur Parachute Light Yellow 14-16 Buy from
Orvis CJ Nymph Tan 14-16 Buy from
Bead Head American Pheasant Tail Brown 12-16 Buy from
Tunghead Hare's Ear Flashback Brown 12-14 Buy from
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