It was a cool morning on the Farmington River this morning but as soon as the sun came out the mercury started to climb to the 40 degree mark. Around noon there were a good number of olives about but they were largely ignored. I did manage to coax one snout to the surface but I missed it.
I started off the morning Euro nymphing with a frenchie anchor and a small foam egg trailing behind. At the first location I dropped a decent brown but connected with and landed a nice rainbow and brown on the foam egg
At a second location, the nymphing continued to produce taking two browns, this time both browns took the frenchie anchor. As the sun began to warm things up the olives started coming off. I was thinking of packing it in and heading to a spot that might have some dry fly action. Before I did and let the rig drift through a deep slow channel between two strong currents and hooked a decent fish. From the head shaking and deep dives, I was pretty certain it was a big brown. When I finally got a glimpse of the fish, I could see it was big brown. Even though I didn't accurately measure it, it was easily the biggest I've landed to date.
|My personal best Farmington Brown|
|Some bittersweet in the morning sun|