While my 3-day camping trip was ultimately cut short by bad weather, it contained all the ingredients for a perfect weekend, including  . . . .

. . . An early start . . .

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. . . Dirt roads just asking to be explored . . .farmington river, flyfishing, relaxation, trout, camping, dirt road, road to nowhere

. . . Rising fish and and no one else on the water . . .farmington river, flyfishing, relaxation, trout, camping, rising fish

Time to rest and reflect  . . .farmington river, flyfishing, relaxation, trout, camping

. . . And fish!farmington river, flyfishing, relaxation, rainbow trout, camping, okuma fly reel, small flies, black caddis

Although fish were rising throughout the day, I caught my first trout on a BH prince nymph. Later, at dusk, they were keying on tiny flies (26+) that tested my eyesight and knot tying ability. A small rainbow came to hand on a black caddis. BWOs and Adams dries were also effective. Size trumped color.

And while I was too tired at the end of the day to take more pics, I fished with new friends, ate good food cooked over the campfire and enjoyed the stories that come at the end of a day of fishing.

I’ll save the part about limping back to my car through the woods in the pouring rain at 4 am, after spending most of the night sleeping on tree roots, for another post. Enjoy!


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