It was a pretty chill outing at the Farmington yesterday. There have been fewer anglers, bugs, rises, and landed trout with each passing week. And, yesterday, that trend continued. I threw wets (again) to test some new flies and saw a modest volume of fish. I think we’re in the fall “shoulder season,” as most
“Get the wet.” That’s my advice to all of my fly-fishing buds. 2019 has been a wet-fly “project year” for me. I doggedly have brought my wet-fly rig pretty much every time I fished this year, and threw wets whether I thought they would work or not. I forced the technique to learn it. I
T’was a quick session today at the Farmington. I started off swinging wets and connected right away with some fish. As we head towards the end of meteorological summer, the trout have been more picky. I really had to work for them this morning. And, one trick I learned was to position myself far away.
What a tough day. Thank goodness for a little luck from rain. I did the usual routine: pre-loaded the car the night before, awoke early and hit the Farmington at dawn. September is a tough month for fishing (prior post here), but I have to seize my fishing windows when they occur. As with other