Farmington River

Tip of the week 
Techniques 

With many smart wild and holdover fish in the river, it is preferable to fish with a 12 foot leader over a 9 foot at times. Keep a keen eye out for a Hendricksons hatch from the Middle TMA up stream. Green caddis have been hatching in the lower and mid river fairly regularly. Streamers will also move fish. 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 to match upcoming hatches are key as well as attractor patterns for recently stocked fish.

Seven-day forecast 

Flows should increase somewhat through the week as the rain rolls into CT. I would expect the river to remain in the 450-550 CFS range for the remainder of the week. Hendricksons are hatching in the upper river with some bluequills mixed in. Farther down river green caddis have begun to hatch well. The hatches I have seen have been excellent, but with few fish eating. I expect to see more activity during hatches as the week progresses.

Conditions 
Must Have Flies 
Light Hendrickson 12-14 Buy from Orvis.com
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