Friday, May 22, 2015

Friday 5/22/15 Memorial Day weekend report

The Farmington is currently 261cfs through the catch and release area (207 from dam in Riverton, 54 from the Still River). Fishing is looking good going into the weekend, with very pleasant weather & plentu of good fishing reports this week . Caddis are the biggest story right now so have #14-18 patterns in your boxes, both olive/green bodied ones as well as tan. Guide Bruce Marino had a great day on Tuesday on  green bodied caddis variations. The Winter/Summer Caddis #18-22 have been hatching well in early mornings in the catch and release area with adults on the water in the afternoon and evening. Hendrickson Spinners #12-14 are still present in evenings in the Riverton area. Blue Wing Olives #18-24 have been on the river during the day this 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 just starting to show up in the late afternoons along with the start of the Vitreus #16-18 and the larger Sulphurs  #16.

Trout are being caught on the surface using a combination of Tan & Olive/Green Caddis  #14-18, March Brown/Gray Fox #10-14,  Winter Caddis #18-22, Blue Wing Olives #18-24, and Mahogany Duns/Blue Quill #16-18, Rusty Spinners #12-24

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

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 for an appointment at 860-379-1952.