Farmington River Report 4/28/17: To the Vicky belongs the spoils

I guided Vicky today and she did a bang-up job banging up some trout under the trusty yarn indicator. Vicky vastly undersold her fishing capabilities to me. She did a great job casting, mending, managing her drifts, keeping a positive vibe, and wading into some challenging water (750cfs, 50 degrees below the permanent TMA). Vicky told me she’d only caught five fish on the fly before today; we managed to hook nearly twice that many and land a bunch, all fat, healthy rainbows. We fished a size 14 Rainbow Warrior on top dropper and a size 14 Frenchy variant on point and took fish on both flies.  Our action picked up once the sun warmed the water (weather lottery winners, us) and a few Hendricksons started popping, but persistence and covering water paid off the most.

The skunk is off. We didn’t see a lot of fish caught, but we sure did see a ton of anglers for a weekday. Thanks to everyone who said hi.


This got to be a familiar sight. Way to go, Vicky!


11 comments on “Farmington River Report 4/28/17: To the Vicky belongs the spoils

  1. Dick Sablitz says:

    Steve where did you find 750cfc.?Site shows around 500cfs

  2. Drew says:

    Way to go Vicky!

  3. Alex Argyros says:

    Sounds like you had a great day with the yarn indicator and, I presume, a drop-shot rig. When you have a chance, a really interesting article would be on why you prefer drop shotting to Euro nymphing.

    • Steve Culton says:

      Thanks for the suggestion, Alex. In general: I like the idea of the bottom fly being just off the bottom, and I like the idea of losing shot instead of a fly during a snag. (And of course, there’s the iconoclast factor.) 🙂

  4. David Machowski says:

    I fished that same combo but with size 18 on last Sunday in the bright sun. Took 5 nice fish in tma. I had a mop as the anchor and it took none.

  5. Mike Fatse says:

    That’s our Vicky
    Great job guys👍👏👏👏

  6. Mina says:

    Nice work, Vicky!!

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