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Fly Fishing the Farmington River in April

Fly Fishing the Farmington River in April

It’s Saturday again, and here I am standing at the edge of the Farmington River.  It’s April 25th and another beautiful day out.  This April has been unique in a lot of ways.  We talk about COVID-19 much in the same way we used to talk about the weather.  And speaking of the weather, we’ve had some strange days as well.  One weekend I awoke to snow, only to see it evaporated in time for lunch. When I arrived at…

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Farmington River Fishing Report

Farmington River Fishing Report

What a weird world we’re living in.  No one could have imagined the changes that would be taking place in 2020 with the COVID-19 pandemic.  I consider myself one of the lucky ones.  I have the option to travel safely to a quiet stream and listen to the carefree sound of birds and moving water.  When I look at the fish, waterfowl, and all the other wildlife I see, the world hasn’t changed for them.  Life goes on. Although not…

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Quick trip to the Farmington river

Quick trip to the Farmington river

I was in Hartford, CT for the weekend and took a quick trip to the Farmington River on Sunday.  The weather was perfect, and I saw quite a lot of fisherman as I drove to my destination. When I fish the Farmington, I usually fish the TMA catch and release area near the People’s State Forest.  It’s been a productive spot for me, and it’s admittedly easier than scouting out new water.  On Sunday, I wanted to try something new. …

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Farmington River, Connecticut Fishing

Farmington River, Connecticut Fishing

I happened to be nearby in CT on Saturday and fished the Farmington river for the first time ever for about an hour.  There was minor bug activity on the water, but I didn’t see any fish rising while there.  I’ve heard that the Farmington river is known for it’s holdover trout (Stocked trout that survive), and I was hoping to fool one into taking a nymph.  (I’ll share more on that fly later, as it has been very productive…

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