Farmington River

Tip of the week 

Dry Fly fishing has finally started to be productive throughout the river, Look for fish to begin rising in the early afternoon. Spinner falls will begin the evenings along much of the river. During warmer days, streamers will also move fish when fished slow and deep. Nymphing has continued to be a very productive fishing method over the last two weeks with some excellent wild and holdover fish coming out of all parts of the river. Suspension nymphing (indicator) techniques will tend to be more efficient than tight line nymphing will be because the fish are moving into slower and deeper holds.

Seven-day forecast 

With day time forcasted temperatures in the 60's this week, Hendricksons will continue to come off in large numbers. As the hatch continues, be sure to look for spinner fall in the evenings. Overall, temperatures have made a increase, brining water temperature into the lower to mid 50's. This is ideal for Hendrickson hatches. River flows will rise over the next week, I would forcast that the TMA will be running right around 400 - 500 cfs in the middle of the week. Nymphing and streamers produce fish when no rising fish can be found especially with higher water levles.

Must Have Flies 
Blue Quill Grey 14-16 Buy from
Tunghead Stonefly Black or Yellow 10 - 18 Buy from
Blue Winged Olive Olive 22-24 Buy from
Light Hendrickson Black, olive 12 - 16 Buy from
Schultzy's S3 Sculpin Black, olive, white 4-6 Buy from
Hot Head Euro Pheasant Tail Olive 12-18 Buy from
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