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 (18-22) 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 60 CFS out of the dam (9/26). Combined with 5 CFS out of the Still river (9/26) we are running 65 CFS in the TMA section of the river. Although the flow of water is even lower than last week, things may be looking up with a lot of possible rain showing up in this weeks forecast. If we do end up getting this rain, look for more moving back into slower runs and pools to feed as well. Allof the TMA should be safe to fish now but be mindful of tempuratures if we get another couple of very warm days that could potentially increase river temperatures.

Must Have Flies 
Blue Wing Olive Parachute BWO 18-24 Buy from
Travis Para Ant Black 12-16 Buy from
Elk Wing Caddis Tan 12-14 Buy from
Low Rider CDC & Elk Caddis Black, 16-18 Buy from
Schroeder's Hi-Vis Hopper Cream 14-16 Buy from
Hot Head Euro Pheasant Tail Olive 12-18 Buy from
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