Saturday, May 30, 2015

Saturday 5/30/15 Report

UpCountry has just received a huge closeout of Hardy Zenith and Hardy Proaxis X fly rods. As anyone who has been in earshot of me over the last few years knows, these are my absolutely favorite fly rods. These rods use Sintrix, a technology licensed from 3M which makes them stronger and nearly unbreakable under normal fishing condtions. You can find them in our flyshop or in our online store at a great discount. - Grady

The Farmington is currently 260cfs through the Catch & Release area (220 from dam in Riverton, 43 from the Still River)- this is a medium-low flow, very fishable & easily wadeable. Dry fly fishing has been excellent with trout rising throughout the day. Large Sulphurs #16 were on the water last night and catching trout from Unionville through the lower reaches of the catch & release area.  The further you go downriver, the better they are hatching. June is normally the peak month or Sulfurs on the Farmington. Caddis are strongest hatch on the river currently, so have #14-18 in your box, in both olive/green body and Tan body colors. Winter/Summer Caddis #18-22 have been hatching well in early mornings in the Catch & Release area (normally early to mid mornings), with adults on the water in the afternoon and evening, and pupa very active subsurface in the mornings. You may still see a few Hendrickson Spinners #12-14 in evenings in the Riverton area only. Blue Wing Olives duns & emergers #18-24 have been on the river during the day this past week, as well with their spent form..... the Rusty Spinner #18-24 showing in the late afternoon and evening. March Browns/Grey Fox #10-14 are showing up in the late afternoon and evening. Look for March Brown Spinners (sz 10-14) in the hour before dark.

Subsurface, Caddis Pupa & Larva in both olive/green & tan #14-18, Hare's Ear soft hackles #12-16, Golden Stoneflies #8-12, Pheasant Tails #14-20, March Brown/Gray Fox Nymphs #10-14, Fox Squirrel Nymph #10-14, Prince Nymph #12-18. Streamers are working well in the early morning and again toward dark- look for low-light conditions for best results.

UpCountry Sportfishing is always looking for good used fly fishing gear for cash and trade. This is how we get those great items we list on our website and you see on our racks. We buy fly rods, reels, quality classic bamboo, and fly tying equipment etc. Bring in your old items and we can help turn them into something new. Call ahead