A quick report on the Farmington, given the high water. Fellow blog writer Damon Matus and I will be at the George Daniel nymphing clinic later today. We met up yesterday and fished in the afternoon.
I started off above the Still River and found seven in all: willing stockies, a brown and a brookie. The water release from the dam was up to 500 cfs.
Damon and I then fished together below the Still. The total water flow was about 1,300 cfs. Damon did very well, and I landed only one.
For me, bright flies were the go-to choice. I fished from the bank much of the time. The active fish were in water waist-deep or less, in the quiet bends and soft seams.