I'll start planting the seeds with my wife for a weekend trip this summer to the northwest corner CT this weekend.
Don't take me for an expert on the lower section of the TMA. I'm also a creature of habit and that where I started out.
I asked about the license because since the state increased the red tape for shops in ~1991 I find getting a non resident one in Connecticut on short notice is like pulling teeth. Normally I end up either ordering one by mail or taking a day off work to drive to Thompson.
My favorite spot on the Farmington is from the campground in the American Legion forest upstream to the dam. The area around where the gasline crosses has been particularly productive.
A second spot of sentimental value is just below the Tarriffville Gorge to the first bridge (rt 185 or 189?) which used to be a 15 minute bike ride for me as a kid. Trout in the spring & a variety of other fish later on.
If you e-mail me an address I'll send you a couple of the NotAFly's.