Friday 8/29/14 - The Farmington currently 400cfs through the catch and release area. The river has been freshly stocked with approximately 2000 brown trout from Riverton to Collinsville. Expect Tricos (sz 22-26) from 6am to 10am mixed with Midges (sz 22-32), and Rusty Spinners (sz 20-26). Black Ants (sz 12-18), Isonychia (sz 12-14). White Flies (sz 12-14), Blue Wing Olives (sz 20-24), Tan Caddis (sz 16-18), Lt Cahill (sz 12-14) are on the water as well and working through the day and evening. White Fly Spinners (sz 12-14) and Steno Spinners (sz 18) are working at dark.
Just Arrived: New Scott Tidal saltwater fly rods, simply the nicest salty rods for under $500, plus the new medium action Sage Accel fly rods, and the Sage Salt saltwater fly rod.
There is a large clearance of Fly Rods, Fly Reels and Wading Boots underway at the store from the best brands including Sage, Winston, Simms, Chota, Hardy, Redington, and others. Some of the items are listed on our Sale/Clearance page but there are many more that will only be promoted in the store.
We have just acquired three collections of fly fishing books. The collections include most of the best titles available at terrific prices so please stop by to take a look or email me if you are looking for a particular book. You are not likely to be disappointed. Additionally, if you are getting into fly tying, there are hoards of great fly tying books in the mix from the most basic to the best advanced titles.
This year, UpCountry will be offering a 900sq foot fully furnished apartment on the Farmington River for rent on a nightly, weekly, monthly and seasonal basis. $100 a night or lower rates for long term stays. Photos can be found on our Lodging Page. If you are interested, please contact the store at 860-379-1952.
We are looking for good used fly rods and reels for trade and purchase. If you have some equipment that you don't like bring it to the store to turn it into something shiny and new. Call to make an appointment for an appraisal or to make a deal.
www.Flyaddict.com has now grown to over 2000 members since its launch and is fast becoming the premier place for fishing reports and conversation in the region. If you haven't yet... I suggest registering for free on the forum page and checking it out. The site is receiving daily reports from the Farmington, plus reports from the Naugatuck, Willimantic, Housatonic and others
Currentseams - Currentseams is outdoor writer, professional fly tier and Farmington River guide Steve Culton's website and blog. Content is added regularly, and includes Farmington River reports, how-to articles, essays, fly patterns, photography, and videos. Currentseams focuses on trout, small streams, striped bass, and steelhead, with an emphasis on wet flies, flatwings, and traditional presentations.
www.Catching-Shadows.com - Rich Strolis's great website featuring information on fishing the Farmington River plus a growing collection of videos detailing Rich's unique fly patterns.
www.TroutPredator.com - Terrific resource for information on fishing Eastern Rivers including the Farmington. Lots of instructional help on Euro Nymphing including regular posters Aaron Jasper and Davy Wotton.
The CT Yankee is a local blog covering fishing in Connecticut from flyfishing, and surfcasting the coast to fishing the many freshwater streams around the state.