Farmington River Report 12/6/19: Dedicated to the (futile) streamer cause

I fished the permanent TMA today from noon to 2:15pm. Air temp was 37, water about the same, clouds and snow showers. The water was flowing at 340cfs. As the title says, I went all in on streamers, but never drew the protein payoff card. I hit three marks, and enjoyed the water (and my cigar, a San Lotano Pyramid) all to myself. There were bugs about (tiny BWOs, midges) and I even saw a few sporadic rises, but that dull thud on the swing and strip was sadly absent. Not much angler activity — one guy 250 yards below me at the second mark, a few hardy souls here and there, but today you pretty much had your pick of water. Fished a Coffey Sparkle Minnow, Hi-Liter, and Deep Threat, all on the full sink tip integrated line. We’ll get ’em next time.

Shooting the streamer line. I had forgotten how a few hours in the cold saps me. I’m wiped out, but looking forward to pizza night.

shooting

 

4 comments on “Farmington River Report 12/6/19: Dedicated to the (futile) streamer cause

  1. Alton Blodgett says:

    At least you got out on the water…and with a very good cigar to boot.

  2. Sam Somera says:

    Hi Steve,

    What kind of rod is that? The only rods I’ve ever seen with a fighting butt and a half wells grip are Euro Nymphing rods and old school saltwater rods. I’m guessing what you are wielding in the photo is neither…

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