Farmington River

Tip of the week 

High stick nymphing and be alert to very subtle takes. Wooley buggers in size 10 can be effective if fished as a nymph. Also, retrieve very slowly, hand twisting is an effective technique.
There are winter caddis on the surface with intermitent rising fish in slow water, especially Church pool.

Seven-day forecast 

Cold, snow is predicted for this Saturday, however, the river has cleared itself of ice considerably. Be advised that trails are very icy and slick. Use caution when walking and dress in warm layers. Plenty of fleece, icebreaker underlayering, gloves etc. in store.

Must Have Flies 
Tent Wing Black Caddis Black or Dark brown 18-20 Buy from
Bead Head Prince Natural 12-14 Buy from
Quasimodo Pheasant Tail brown 16-20 Buy from
Bead Head Caddis Pupa sulphur 14.16 Buy from
T.H. Soft Hackle Caddis Pupa black od dark mottled brown 18-20 Buy from
Little Rascal white/olive/black 6-12 Buy from
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