The Deerfield is a terrific river. But, it’s a working river, and the pulsed flows and size are often not an ideal match for youngsters and those new to wading. For the most part, when we are camping at the Mohawk Trail State Forest with the family, we are primarily fishing small streams (Part 1).
I was re-reading an old post about throwing dries last summer for big Farmington browns (post here). It was the best fly fishing day of 2017 for me, as there were oodles of fish willing to take small dries, including a 18.5″ brown trout. Here are some of the better fish from that outing. It
I don’t know who invented them, but, I love fishing small dry flies that feature parachute posts. They’re easy to see, float flush in the surface film, and just plain work. I use them at the most pressured spots at the Swift and Farmington C&R stretches. The flies did particularly well during the 2016 drought
What a day. Good fish. Many bugs. Farmington. Dry flies. Yesterday's 18.5" brown. Took a size 22 Parachute Adams. More at BlogFlyFish.com. #nofilter #righttimerightplace #flyfishing #farmingtonriver #dryfly #thomasandthomasflyrods #orvis A post shared by BlogFlyFish.com (@blogflyfish) on Sep 11, 2017 at 4:06am PDT It did not start off well. After hitting the river at dawn