Farmington River

Tip of the week 

Trico spinnerfalls have been very productive in the mornings. Keep a keen eye out for small Caddis, Lt cahills ISO's and small BWO's 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.

Seven-day forecast 

Flows continue to be low although they have been bumped somewhat out of the dam. Look for the best activity to be early and late, and if fishing mid day I would look at shady banks and big terrestrials. Ants, hoppers, beatles and other big bugs can usually get a look this time of year. Remember that water temps can incerase quickly with lower flows so try to avoid the lower portion of the river this week. Anything over 68 degrees can be detrimental to the trout you are releasing after a hard fight. I would personally NOT FISH THE FARMINGTON anywhere BELOW THE STILL RIVER JUNCTION. Double check your water temps before you fish!

Must Have Flies 
Blue Wing Olive Parachute BWO 16-20 Buy from
Travis Para Ant Black 14-16 Buy from
Light Cahill Cream 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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