Farmington River Fishing Report - The Compleat Angler

June 13, 2018

In Connecticut, On the Farmington River, there are big fish to be had (both wild and holdover) and lots of stocked fish as well. Water temperatures are in the mid-40's in Riverton and in the mid-50's downstream so the water remains nicely cool. Our own Pat Fowler had a great day on the Farmington TMA area this week and took this beautiful Brown (above) among many others.

Pat reports great action on nymphs and dries as well. The fish were on Caddis and BWO's, and there are also reports of Vitreus. For nymphs, fish the medium-fast water and look for soft spots, seams pockets etc.to drift your nymphs through. And keep your eye open for spinner falls as well, both in the evenings and mid-to-late afternoons. For dry flies, look to Vitreus (#14-#16), Caddis (both tan and olive) (#14-#18), BWO's (#18-#24), Sulphurs (#16) and Light Cahills (#12-#14). There are also reports of March Brownspinners as well. For nymphs and wets, try Hare's Ear (#14-#16), Pheasant Tails (#14-#18) (both Hare's Ears and Pheasant tails are great March Brown imitations) , Caddis Pupa (#14-#16), Frenchies (#18-#20), Olive Nymphs (#16-#20), Zebras (#18-#24), and Stoneflies (#6-#12). 


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