Farmington River Report 2/2/16: Blankety-blank

I’ll make a long story short: I blanked today. In keeping with the time-honored tradition of making excuses, I spent most of the day out of the permanent TMA, fishing in spots I don’t usually fish in the winter. Serves me right for wanting to explore and avoid the crowds. So while the catching stunk, the fishing was extraordinary. Mostly nymphing, but I tried streamers as well. I know I was getting deep enough, as several rigs and flies were donated to the river gods. We’ll get ’em next time. Rain on the way. That’s good, because I don’t like the river at this height (205cfs/305cfs).

I know where you live. I just didn’t visit today.

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7 comments on “Farmington River Report 2/2/16: Blankety-blank

  1. Alton Blodgett says:

    Steve,
    Thanks for being honest. It’s nice to know that even the big guns have bad days.
    In sympathy,
    Alton
    P.S. I hope at least the cigar cooperated!

    • Steve Culton says:

      We all put our waders on one leg at a time, Alton. I’m not so inclined to call it a bad day as I am having my questions answered. You don’t know if you don’t go.

      Today’s stick was a Warlock corona gorda. Drew like a dream. Smoked it down to my fingertips.

      • Alton Blodgett says:

        I was pulling your leg a bit. Sometimes it’s more about the journey than the destination. And smoking a good cigar along the way is just icing on the cake.

  2. Ray Hamilton says:

    Thanks for the report Steve. Sorry fishing did not involve catching.

  3. salvatore tartaglione says:

    Good day yesterday up River. Same flies different fish

    Sent from my iPhone

  4. Jon says:

    Even my skunk days are still good days on the river…
    It’s my
    ‘SERENITY NOW!!!!!’ (For those seinfeld fans…lol)

    Fish or no fish….. Peace and quiet!

    Jon

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