Farmington River Report 5/29/19: Nymph them up

Wednesday was cool, overcast, and there wasn’t a lot of hatch activity (caddis and Light Cahills) until late afternoon. That didn’t stop Sam from sticking a bunch of trout between 10am-5pm. We fished below and within the permanent TMA, four marks total, and we found trout willing to jump on in all of them. Given the water height (880cfs lower river and 575 up north) we spent the entire day working on Sam’s drop-shot nymphing game, using a combination of tight line and indicator tactics. We landed a mix of rainbows and wild & Survivor Strain browns. Good job, Sam! You’re on your way to becoming a lethal subsurface threat.

Deep within the Amazon jungle, native wildflowers…nah. It’s just New Hartford, Connecticut. Darn pretty, though, and as lush and green as the rainforest.



Men at work: Sam getting it done with a tight line presentation. His reward was a lovely wild brown that came on a size 14 Hare and Copper.



One of several Survivor Strain browns that made it to the hoop. This one came out of the Permanent TMA. Way to go, Sam!


3 comments on “Farmington River Report 5/29/19: Nymph them up

  1. Greg Tarris says:

    Thanks for the update.

  2. Sam Craig says:

    Hello anglers,
    I spent a day, May 29th, on the Farmington River with Steve. The river is indeed quite beautiful, and I am convinced Steve is right about the massive number of trout it holds. I had a great day which I shall never forget. Being an intermediate fisherman, choosing Steve to guide me was definitely the right call. As an instructor, and since I wanted to primarily learn how to fish nymphs, Steve was both encouraging whenever I executed good drifts, and infinitely patient whenever I was struggling. His calm, easy going manner is exactly what I needed whenever I was feeling frustrated. His constant suggestions regarding improving my game were concise and pinpoint. I could tell I was with someone with a lifetime of experience. And watching him cast was a wonder! I plan to go with him again after he hopefully forgets some of the crazy things I did on such an amazing day.
    Sam Craig

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