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 small Caddis flies (18-20) and midges (18-26) hatching throughout the river. Streamers will also move fish when fished slow and deep. 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 (16-22) are the key right now.

Seven-day forecast 

Flows will remain above average for the beginning of the week but should decrease to around 300-400 cfs by weeks end. With the warm weather coming, look for water temps to increase and fish to become more active. BWO's should begin hatching soon in the lower stretches of the river followed closely by Hendricksons. Look to follow the hatches up the river as water temps increase from the lower river towards the Dam.

Conditions 
Must Have Flies 
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