Noted Farmington guide Zach St. Amand is on the water 200 days a year. Heck, he actually lives right next to the river. He ties flies, sold at UpCountry, specifically meant for the Farmington. And, what does he do on a day off? He fishes. He was out yesterday and texted me the photos below.
I yesterday spent the day at the Farmington. It was pretty cold, and I thought that might keep away the crowds. Near one parking area, a very experienced old-timer wasn’t fishing and declared out loud that a cold night and a falling barometer meant that fish won’t bite. Not a good omen. I focused on
What a day. I on Saturday headed to the Farmington, expecting to run into some sad-looking new stockies. You can tell when they’re new: the fins and tails might be beat up from being in tanks and trucks, and scales are usually missing. I also decided to start at a part of the river that
The good folks at UpCountry, one of the best fly shops out there, announced this: The upper river, from the dam in Riverton down about 4 miles to Whittemore Pool (just above the permanent Catch & Release area) was stocked on Tuesday 3/1. Needless to say, fishing reports in Riverton were excellent. Not sure on