Farmington River

Tip of the week 

Dry Fly fishing has been very productive throughout the river, Look for fish to begin rising in the early afternoon on a variety of different insects. Keep a keen eye out for small Caddis, Vitreus, Match Browns and small BWO's. Spinner falls will begin the evenings along much of the river on calm days. Look for the spinners to hover above the water and gradually drop to water level. 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.

Seven-day forecast 

With day time forecasted temperatures in the low 70's in the early half of the week and the 80's towards the weekend, look for water temperatures to rise slightly. This increase should move existing caddis and mayfly hatches up river and improve the frequency of hatching bugs. Over the next few weeks look for an increase in existing hatches as well as the appearance of new mayflies such as large Sulphers, and Light Cahills. Flows have risen somewhat to a more typical 330 CFS in the TMA. Watch out for big fish in shallow water! Nymphing and streamers produce fish when no rising fish can be found especially with higher water levels and murky water.

Must Have Flies 
Blue Wing Olive Parachute BWO 16-20 Buy from
Sulphur Parachute Sulpher 14-16 Buy from
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Low Rider CDC & Elk Caddis Black, 16-18 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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