This morning, I walked to the Farmington’s banks with a bit more pep to my step: it was Articulated Day. In my hand was my new 10′ Orvis Helios 3D seven-weight, and so fine did it feel. Articulated streamers were in my chest pack, and I was ready to rumble. It was to be my
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.