Saturday, June 6, 2015

Nymphing

Fragrant Dame's Rocket was everywhere
The Farmington River was up and slightly off-color so nymphing was the way to go.  A dozen or so (I quickly lose track) strong browns and rainbows were brought to the net.  Nothing trophy size, but nothing less that 14 inches either.  Fish were taken on #10 Rock Candy, #12 super simple, but the bead head pheasant tail with a couple turns of partridge accounted for most of the fish.  It was nice to be out fishing close to home again!


First fish of the day on the very first cast

Some of the hefty browns the Farmington is known for
Ragged Robin

6 comments:

  1. Mark
    Those are some quality trout. Landing that size on the fly can be as much fun as landing a super size trout. How were you fishing the pheasant tail? Thanks for sharing

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    1. Bill, I was tight line nymphing, the Rock Candy and Super simple were anchor flies to get the rig down and the pheasant tail was a dropper about 18" above the anchors.

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  2. It's a lot of fun when sizable trout are eager for the fly like that. Good to see a photo of ragged robins! I recently rediscovered a colony of this flower and have been meaning to stop and get a picture of it, to get reacquainted once again.

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    1. Walt - yes it is. I saw the first ones last year and now I am seeing them more frequently. I guess your eyes get used to spotting them and you notice them more often. It's like when you buy a new car and then you notice how many other people bought the same car in the same color!

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