Farmington River, Connecticut Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Farmington River, Connecticut Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
the majority of fish will be caught on nymphs from this point forward, lower temps mean more lethargic fish. Fish deep and slow. If temps rise above freezing for several day, dark winter caddis can bring some early dry fly fishing. Look for them in slower water along the edges of the ice. dancing the fly accross the surface can be effective.
Fishing Report Last Updated:
1 / 22 / 2015
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Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Farmington River is currently Just OK

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Antoine Bissieux

Water flow: 403 on 1/11/2015

Visibility: 48 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 35 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: Mid afternoon- early evening

Best stretch: Riverton to TMA, Collinsville

Best access point: Beaver Pool, Hitchcock Chair, Campground pool, Church pool, Ovation, Collinsville along rte 4

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Nymphs, wooly buggers fished like nymphs, small dark bead head nymphs and winter caddis.

Fish species: Trout

Fishing season: January 1 - December 31 (Prime: April 1 - November 1)

Nearest airport: Bradley International Airport

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Farmington River Description

The Farmington River is the premier trout fishery in the state. It is a bottom draw tailwater fishery that creates consistent water temperatures, water flows, and hatch activity. The river from Farmington to Riverton is the most consistent stretch. Down stream the river slows and becomes primarily a warm water fishery.

The river is of moderate size. The bottom is consistently softball-sized ...

Techniques & Tips

High stick nymphing and be alert to very subtle takes. Wooley buggers in size 10 can be effective if fished as a nymph. Also, retrieve very slowly, hand twisting is an effective technique. There are winter caddis on the surface with intermitent rising fish in slow water, especially Church pool.

7-Day Forecast

Cold, snow is predicted for this Saturday, however, the river has cleared itself of ice considerably. Be advised that trails are very icy and slick. Use caution when walking and dress in warm layers. Plenty of fleece, icebreaker underlayering, gloves etc. in store.

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