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Default Farmington River, CT....a close 2nd to the Upper Delaware

I went solo on 8/4/14 to the farmington ....which as a dry fly guy is my favorite river ever. I've only fished the Northeast so I can't attest to what is out west.....but in this area the Upper Delaware has no equal IMHO...except...the Farmington is a unique tailwater in its own right and my personal favorite...sz 16/18 ants sz 14 to 18 suplhurs...some BWOs and and even some griffith gnats worked well.

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beautiful catches you got there! its threads like these that make me want to bite the bullet and take a few trips up north before the summers' over!
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Default Re: Farmington River, CT....a close 2nd to the Upper Delaware

Congrats, that looks like some awesome water with gorgeous trout!
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Default Re: Farmington River, CT....a close 2nd to the Upper Delaware

Hit the same river yesterday a day full of browns and rising trout...but this guy was my biggest I normally don't beach a fish but the next photo I took shows him after I quickly rehab'd him,,,,,he's next to a nice sized boulder:

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Default Re: Farmington River, CT....a close 2nd to the Upper Delaware

I just came back from there (8/8 - 8/10) and had a great time! My first fly fishing experience outside of South Florida, and I caught my first trout ever. I went with a guide on the first day, and we (he) caught a juvenile salmon and a brown, and then (me!) a rainbow. I learned how to Euro nymph, and then we switched to dry flies.

The river was beautiful.... except the time I stumbled and went face-first into it. Water is wetter when it's inside your waders...

I fished alone the next two days, and didn't catch anything. Several fish snapped at the flies but missed. I think they have dyslexic trout in that river.

I look forward to going back.
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The Farmington Trout can be very tough at times...outside of the Upper Delaware - its probably the 2nd toughest trout river for me - its a tailwater..."some" (not most) of them are wild - and they get fished to all day long by everyone and their brother. Glad you had some action and enjoyed your trip.
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fingers crossed that they keep the release low for a week! it's awesome that the extra flow has kept the water temps down, but makes wading a little tricky in some of my favorite holes. that being said, snagged this big girl last week on the lower TMA

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I like the section above Riverton and the confluence of the Farmington and Still Rivers. It's smaller and a little squirrelly at times, and as such does not have the theme park feel of the catch and release sections.
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