Farmington River

Tip of the week 
Techniques 

With low the water flows, and wise fish that have been in the river for a while it is preferable to fish with a 12 foot leader over a 9 foot. Keep a keen eye out for small Caddis flies (18-20) and small BWO's (18-24) hatching throughout the river. Streamers will also move fish when fished slow and deep. 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. Small nymphs size (18-22) are the key right now.

Seven-day forecast 

Flows in the still have been bumped somewhat out of the still to the mid 200's. Combined with 55+ CFS out of the Still river (2/13) we are running a 316 CFS in the TMA section of the river. Fish have moved out of the faster water and are now slow and deep. Indicator nymphing or streamers will be very consistent producers

Conditions 
Must Have Flies 
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Slow Water Caddis black 20-24 Buy from Orvis.com
Headlight Caddis Brown 18-20 Buy from Orvis.com
Low Rider CDC & Elk Caddis Black, 18 Buy from Orvis.com
Super Pupa cream 18-22 Buy from Orvis.com
Hot Head Euro Pheasant Tail Olive 12-18 Buy from Orvis.com
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