Beautiful wild brown caught by Andy Lyons last Friday. We also had a report of a 30" Bow caught & released on a streamer Sunday morning.
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. -
is currently 257cfs through the Catch & Release area
(220 from dam in Riverton, 37 from the Still River) this morning- this
is still a
medium-low flow, very fishable & easily wadeable. We received about 1/4" last night, glad to finally see this drought break and put a little bit of water back in the tributaries, they were very low. We are fortunate to be a tailwater with a steady flow of cool water from a deep reservoir, keeps conditions pretty stable most of the time. Overcast, wet days like today & Tuesday are great for fishing, and you have a better shot at catching a big brown. Low light conditions like we will have most of this week are perfect for fishing streamers too.
Dry fly fishing
has been excellent at moments, with trout rising throughout the day-
make sure to move around if you are not doing well in one spot, don't be
a stick-in-the-mud. Sulphurs #16 have been on the water in the evenings
and catching trout from
Unionville through the middle reaches of the Catch &
Release area, at least as far up as Church Pool. The further you go downriver, the better they are
hatching, they will move upriver a bit each day. June is normally the
peak month or Sulfurs on the Farmington.
are strongest hatch on the river currently, so have #14-18 in your box,
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, but that hatch is pretty much done. Blue Wing
have been on the river
during the day this past week, as well with their spent form- the
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/Grey Fox Spinners (sz 10-14)
hour before dark.
Pupa & Larva in both olive/green & tan #14-18, Hare's Ear soft
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.