It was a multi-faceted 4th of July for me at the Farmington. The good, the bad and the ugly. THE GOOD It was the usual routine, meaning, I was on the water at 5 am and back home in time for afternoon duties and to make dinner. I ran into quite a few browns.
To beat the heat on Sunday, I made it to the Farmington by 5 am. The water was 58 °F, and the flows looked good. I was hoping for some dry-fly action and optimistically brought two rods: the 0904-tip flex H2 for dries and the 11303 Contact for tightlining. The H2 is a sweet rod
These days, my fishing game plan is mostly nonexistent. I usually don’t have one. I’m non-committal about a fishing destination until the morning of. I wait for the most current USGS gauge flows and see the latest weather report. Then, I wait as to which river calls me. Then, I decide. I usually am diligent
The Deerfield River Watershed Trout Unlimited chapter (DRWTU) recently conducted a scientific and volunteer-based survey that found spawning brown trout in the main stem of the upper Deerfield River. This means that there could indeed be wild brown trout in the river. This invaluable resource is being taken for granted by some, but others are doing what