Farmington River

Tip of the week 

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 (16-20) and small BWO's (18-24) hatching throughout the river. Streamers will also move fish when fished slow and deep or along seams between fast moving water and slack. 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) fished along with a large size (8-10) stonefly is a very effective way to target trout currently.

Seven-day forecast 

Flows continue to be low at 62 CFS out of the dam (10/24). Combined with 15 CFS out of the Still river (10/24) we are running 77 CFS in the TMA section of the river. Look for the still river to drop back down to just below 10 CFS if we do not continue to get rain as this week progresses. Keep in mind that it is Spawning time of year so be careful where you tread, look out for those reds!

Must Have Flies 
Blue Wing Olive Parachute BWO 18-26 Buy from
Travis Para Ant Black 12-16 Buy from
CDC Caddis Brown 14-16 Buy from
Low Rider CDC & Elk Caddis Black, 16-18 Buy from
Tungsten Nemec Stone Nymph Black 6-8 Buy from
Hot Head Euro Pheasant Tail Olive 12-18 Buy from
Orvis Avon

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