Farmington River

Tip of the week 
Techniques 

Recent rains ahve kept the water levels high but look for them to decrease quickly barring any signifcant storms. Use weighted flies to keep the fly in the zone. The early season hatches are beginning now with some olives on the water. Fish have yet to respond heavily but there are a few dry fly successes being reported in slower water such as Church Pool. Hendricksons and BWO nymphs are moving so weighted dark flies size 18 - 14 are effective. Dark Hare's Ears, Pheasant Tails, or fFashback Hare's Ears are effective patterns.. The Farmington has received 3 major stockings so there are a lot of trout in the river. The TMA still has not received it's stocking so the fish are mostly holdovers or wild.

Seven-day forecast 

Recent rains have brought thge water levels up considerably, but will recede quickly as well. Fishing conditions will continue to improve. The Blue Winged Olives should increase in importance as the hatch continues to increase.

Conditions 
Must Have Flies 
Bead Head American Pheasant Tail Black or Dark brown 18-20 Buy from Orvis.com
Tent Wing Black Caddis Black 16-14 Buy from Orvis.com
Birchell's Hatching Midge Black, Olive 16-20 Buy from Orvis.com
Bead Head Flash Bugger Black, Olive or Whit 10-4 Buy from Orvis.com
Tunghead Marabou Muddler black od dark mottled brown 18-20 Buy from Orvis.com
Gray Ghost Streamer silver 6-12 Buy from Orvis.com
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