The stocking trucks in Massachusetts and Connecticut have been rolling (updates, respectively, here and here). The trout season in New Hampshire ends October 15. So, prepare to fish! As of yesterday, the Deerfield, Farmington, Nissitissit, Squannacook, Swift and Westfield have been stocked. The Millers, Quinapoxet and Willimantic (among many others) are on deck for when
In fly fishing, there are a few bad days, some good days, and some occasional great days. Saturday was a great day. I was at a clinic with two-time national champion George Daniel (his must-have nymphing books here and here) and saw challengingly high flows, some good fish, and a huge one that got away.
A quick report on the Farmington, given the high water. Fellow blog writer Damon Matus and I will be at the George Daniel nymphing clinic later today. We met up yesterday and fished in the afternoon. I started off above the Still River and found seven in all: willing stockies, a brown and a brookie.
The stars aligned, and I was able to devote a full day to fly fishing. It seemed fitting, given that Saturday was the first day of autumn. I awoke at 3:30 am and made the pilgrimage to the Farmington. The upper and lower sections of the river had been stocked a week or two ago,