Sunday, August 25, 2019

Homecoming

A couple of weeks back, when the summer heat was strong, I decided to head back to CT to fish the Farmington river.  I was missing not being able to fish my favorite spots and the warm temps gave me an excuse to go in search of colder water and bigger fish.
This little guy couldn't resist the light Cahill wet
I had my favorite run to myself from late afternoon til darkness covered the river.  I fished a dry dropper and got on the board with a nice rainbow.  For the rest of the afternoon I fished a brace of wets (light Cahill/ partridge and orange) had lots of fun swinging them through the riffles and having the trout slam them.  One even took the partridge and orange clean off the line (5x)
The real fun started just before dark when a spinner fall had the run erupting with sippers.  The "usual" was all the was needed.  It was a long drive but worth it be back on a river I have so many fond memories with special friends.




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    1. Will - it was really nice to fish the Farmington again!

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  2. Mark it looks like you were welcomed home.
    That river offers so much...

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    1. Alan - I used to fish it pretty regularly with Pete and I hadn't been back in a while so I really wanted to drive back. Too bad it's 2 hrs away now.

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  3. Outstanding action, Mark! Sounds like you hit it just right with good action and your favorite zone to yourself. Gotta love it when that happens.

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    1. Thanks Sam! It was a great evening in some wonderfully familiar surroundings

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