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Old 04-10-2006, 02:17 PM
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Not many reports going on here so I'll post one

Fished the Farmy sat and sunday AM. Saturday was cold and windy and overcast. I started at the Church pool and fooled a couple of fish rising to midges. As the morning wore on, good-sized BWO's (16-18) started popping off and the fish started feeding pretty aggressively. Luckily I had some CDC emergers that were just the ticket - especially on the fish that moved into the shallow water to intercept the naturals. Eventually this progressed into a blanket hatch and there were so many duns on the water it became nearly impossible to fool the fish.

Sat night/Sunday am it was really cold (20's). Even though it was nice and sunny later in the morning I only saw a few duns before i had to leave. Did get a couple on the micro-midges and probably should have landed more considering how many fish took the fly.

Pretty cool seeing the fish feeding along with the different stages of the hatch!
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Old 04-14-2006, 07:46 AM
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The Farmy is the best trout stream in New England in my opinion. I'll be getting down there for some challenging fishing soon. FishHawk
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. Eventually this progressed into a blanket hatch and there were so many duns on the water it became nearly impossible to fool the fish.
That's when it's time to chuck out something really odd like a big stimulator. Tends to work pretty well in my experience when there's so much for them to pick from. I think the key right in on the one thing that's different.
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Old 04-14-2006, 09:36 PM
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That's when it's time to chuck out something really odd like a big stimulator. Tends to work pretty well in my experience when there's so much for them to pick from. I think the key right in on the one thing that's different.
Not on the Farmington....those fish get glued into a size, and that's all that they hit.

I have used your suggestion on other rivers with less educated fish, but those Farmy trout are a persickity bunch.
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Old 04-15-2006, 03:12 AM
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Agreed , that's why it's such a challenge. Catch fish on the Farmy and you'll catch them anywhere. They all have their PHD'S. That's why I like it so much.
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Old 04-16-2006, 11:31 AM
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I FISHED THE FARMINGTON TWICE OVER THE LAST TWO WEEKS. IT'S REALLY THE FIRST TIME I'VE FISHED IT. I WENT OUT WITH A GUIDE NAMED PAT TOREY. I FISHED WET FLIES AND DID WELL I FELT. THE FIRST DAY I COUGHT 7 FISH, ALL BROWNS EXCEPT FOR 1 BIG BOW, 20"! I COUGHT IT IN AN AREA ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE RIVER FROM RT 4 AND NOT TOO FAR FROM ACROSS THE PARKING AREA. THE OTHERS, ALL BROWNNIES WERE COUGHT ON THE RT 4 SIDE OF THE RIVER. ON THE SECOND DAY I FISHED CLOSE TO THE AREAS I FISHED THE FIRST DAY BUT MORE TOWARDS THE DAM. I HAD 7 BROWNNIES IN THE 13-16" RANGE AND A BUNCH IN THE 6" RANGE. I HAVE TO AGREE, THE FARMINGTON HAS TO BE ONE OF THE BEST RIVERS IN NEW ENGLAND IF MY EXPERIENCE ON THOSE DAYS IS ANY MEASURE.
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You had a good guide there. Pat Torey could catch trout in a bath tub....he's one of the best that I've ever had the pleasure to watch work a stretch of river. I must have caught him on one of his days off, which he still spends on the river.
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Not on the Farmington....those fish get glued into a size, and that's all that they hit.

I have used your suggestion on other rivers with less educated fish, but those Farmy trout are a persickity bunch.
I've never been on a stream where the fish can't be conned into taking something different! All it takes is persistence. The tougher they are, the weirder the fly I'll try.
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I've never been on a stream where the fish can't be conned into taking something different!
Then I'm going to assume that you've never fished one of the tougher stretches of the Farmington during one of these blanket hatches.
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Same would go for the Housy in October when the little BWOs are coming off.

O.K. I can see were going to have to get practical here.

Only one way to sort this one out:

Scott, you are in the "hot-seat". You select whatever 'change-up' strategy - your call. Any pattern/line presentation but no bait

BigDave gets to nominate the time and hatch

Mark and I will take pics and stand by with CPR kit, Defibrilator and Single Malt - depending on how you make out
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