Farmington River Report: The rewards of putting in your time

After more blanks and (relatively speaking) dinks than I’d care to mention, finally a really good night. Hit four spots and found hungry fish in three of them. I had more bumps than I could count. Four fish to net, three in the upper teens, and the fourth just in at 20″.

This buck was hiding under a tree, waiting to ambush. Taken on the dead drift.

Brown Buck 8-15

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A substantial hen that crushed the fly on the swing.

Brown Hen 8-2015

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Saving the best for last. She whacked the fly on the swing, then followed up, but no hook set. Two casts later, I started to strip at the end of the swing. Ker-POW! I had a little trouble fitting her in the net.

Big wild brown hen 8-2015

5 comments on “Farmington River Report: The rewards of putting in your time

  1. Richard Heffernon says:

    Nice fish! What fly(s) did they take?

  2. bmanser says:

    now i can’t wait til tuesday and wednesday on the farmington for my once a year venture… the swift has been kind to me lately so it’s time for a change and get humble again…..

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