Farmington River

Tip of the week 

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. Prospecting with a high floating terrestrial such as a hopper or ant when no fish are rising is also a good option. Swinging wet flies has been productive as well right before hatches. Your best bet for swinging wet flies is right before and during an Isonychia hatch since these large nymphs are good swimmers and trout love chasing them as they begin to emerge. Most of the trout in the river have not been stocked very recently, therefore fishing with lighter tippets like 6x and even 7x at times may result in a better catch rate for the smarter fish.

Seven-day forecast 

Low water has the river stressed especially now that we are in spawining season. Be sure to watch where you wade. Try streamers for aggressive trout prior to when they get onto their reds.

Must Have Flies 
Blue Winged Olive Olive 20-24 Buy from
Dave's Oh-So-Iso Slate 12-14 Buy from
Indicator Parachute - Trico Black 20-24 Buy from
Schroeder's Parachute Hopper Tan/Olive 10-14 Buy from
Flashback Baetis Nymph Olive 16-20 Buy from
Quasimodo Pheasant Tail Brown 14-18 Buy from
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