One of the reasons the flows have been cut is that CT DEEP today is collecting larger fish for the Farmington Survivor Strain program. The goal is to take the big holdovers, which have proven to be adaptive, back to the hatchery to collect their DNA (more here). They then are returned to the river.
What a day. Good fish. Many bugs. Farmington. Dry flies. View this post on Instagram 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
Well, Labor Day Eve was rainy and cold. That didn’t bode well for fishing, but, the next day, I headed out to the Farmington. As I’ve written before, September for me is the toughest non-winter month. Fortunately, I early on landed two fish, both grizzled stockies, a good-sized rainbow and a Survivor Strain brown. Then,
Last autumn, I landed my personal best trout. It was a 22″ buck brown. I couldn’t believe my luck. View this post on Instagram Orange did well last autumn. So, tying some more #Perdigones with orange hot spots. #flyfishing #flytying #orvis A post shared by BlogFlyFish.com (@blogflyfish) on Aug 29, 2017 at 12:22pm PDT The