Made a quick trip to the Farmington River on Friday. After weeks of hot weather, the sky was overcast and the air temp was a cool 66 degrees. Combine that with a world-class tailwater river running at wadeable levels and you’ve got the recipe for catching trout. I was not disappointed.
I arrived at the river around 6 pm and decided to fish a spot I had tried only a couple of times before. Both times it yielded fish, but parking is a bit of a challenge and there is a short but steep drop off to reach the water. I watched some infrequent rises and then climbed down and tied on an Adams. Within seconds I had a nice brown on the line. I spent the rest of the hour trying other flies as many fish began rising. Nothing seemed to match the Adams dry.
Around 7 pm, I drove up to another spot where I had agreed to meet my friend Paul. I arrived shortly before him and was greeted by equally hungry trout, all willing to take dry flies.
Paul showed up shortly and we both began catching fish. We stayed until around 9:30, with Paul catching a really nice football of a rainbow just before we left. All in all, a great night on the river. Enjoy!