Saturday, March 21, found me working the Church Pool of the Farmington River again. Things started off great with a 14 inch brown falling for an olive emerger on about the fifth cast. It was just like I had been dreaming about all week.
AND THAT WAS IT!! The cold and the wind kept the insects down and that kept the trout down. It also kept the flyfishers down too. The three longrodders that you see in this photo represented the bulk of humanity that I saw on the river. Two of these gents were tossing big, weighted nymphs (?) under even bigger indicators. I saw three fish taken between them in the four or so hours. I just couldn't bring myself to work that set up. I wanted to FLYFISH in a traditional way.
Time for a break. I'll be heading out very early Friday morning for a short trip to the Dominican Republic. Some sun, some fun, some cigars and maybe some fishing. I'll be back late on 4/1 and fully expect the Swift and the Millers to be totally fishable and the air full of Hendricksons!!!
See ya later,