Thursday, June 4, 2015

Thursday 6/4/15 Report

The Farmington is currently 220cfs from the dam in Riverton downstream to the confluence of the Still River. We are at 360cfs and clear through the catch & release area. This is a great level for fishing in all areas. Great reports of catches yesterday on from anglers using Winter/Summer Caddis in the morning and Terrestrials including ants and beetles in the afternoon.

Wade, who ties some of the excellent flies you see in our bins, is pictured here with a beautiful holdover brown he caught recently. It taped 19", and the yellow elastomer behind the eye & marks it as a two year old stocked in spring 2014, so it's now 4 years old and has held over for 2 years. Another success for the DEEP Survivor Trout program.

 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 conditions. You can find them in our flyshop or in our online store at a great discount. - Grady

Sulfurs #16-18 and Vitreus #14-16 have been on the water in the later afternoons and evening catching trout from Unionville through Peoples State Forest. Blue Wing Olives #18-24 have also been out in good numbers. Caddis #14-18 in both olive/green body and Tan body colors have been strong. Winter/Summer Caddis #18-22 have been hatching well in early mornings in the Catch & Release area early morning to 11am, with adults on the water in the late afternoon and evening.
March Browns/Grey Fox #10-14 are showing up from mid afternoon and on. Look for March Brown Spinners (sz 10-12) before dark.

Subsurface, Caddis Pupa & Larva in both olive/green & tan #14-18, Hare's Ear soft hackles #12-16, Golden Stoneflies #6-12, Pheasant Tails #14-20, March Brown/Gray Fox Nymphs #10-14, Fox Squirrel Nymph #10-14, Prince Nymph #12-18. We are starting to see Golden Stonefly nymph husks on the rocks in fast water, so they are active & hatching, and are an especially good nymph choice in the mornings (they crawl out to hatch/emerge at night and in the early to mid mornings) . 
Streamers are working well in the early morning and again toward dark- look for either low light or muddy water for best results during this time of the year on the Farmington. Mice, Rats and giant Streamers are working after dusk.