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Recommended Tackle & Gear
5 or 6 weight
Dry fly: 9 & 12 ft., 5 or 6X, Nymphing:
71/2 ft., 3 or 4X, Streamers 0-2X
Dry fly: 5 or 6X, Nymphing: 3 or 4X,
Best Fly Rods:
Perfect Fly Superb Five or Ultimate Six
For 5/6 fly line
Floatants and Misc Items:
Loon Floatants, KISS Strike Indicators
Tools & Accessories:
Nippers, forceps, retractors, etc.
Farmington River, Connecticut - Fishing Report -
May 20, 2019
The stream levels are still running high and the water stained. Several
hatches are taking place. The levels should come down in the near future as
there is less rain later this coming week.
7 Day Weather Forecast: There is a chance of rain/thunderstorms through
Tuesday, then chance of rain again Thursday. Otherwise should be clear for
remaining days. Highs will range from 69 to 82 degrees and lows from 47 to
Recommended Trout Flies:
Blue-winged Olives: size 18 and 16, nymph, emergers, duns and spinners
Black Matuka and Olive Matuka Sculpin, size 4/6/8
Brown Sculpin, White Belly Sculpin,& articulated sculpin, size 4/6
Midges: Blood (Red), sizes 20/22, larva, pupa and adults
Midges: Cream, size 20/22, larva, pupa and adults
Midges: Light Green, size 20/22, larva, pupa and adults
Blue Quills: size 18, nymphs, emergers duns and spinners
Quill Gordons, size 12/14, nymph, emerging duns, duns and spinners
Little Brown stoneflies, size 14, nymphs and adults
Little Black Caddis, size 18, pupa and adults
American March Browns, size 10/12, numphs, emergers, duns and spinners
Hendricksons/Red Quills: 12/14, numphs, emergers, duns and spinners
Strategies, Techniques and Tips:
We still think the best strategy is to fish a tandem Midge rig under a small strike
indicator with the midge lava as the bottom fly and the midge pupa as the top fly. Fish
the adult midge only when you observe trout feeding on the surface.
Brown Sculpin and White Belly Sculpin are two of the best flies to use for the next few
months. Articulated sculpin are great new flies. The Black Matuka and Olive Matuka
sculpins are good flies to use at this time of the season.
Various species of Blue-winged Olives are plentiful. Blue-winged olives can hatch on
cloudy, overcast days.
Hendricksons and Red Quill are hatching.
Blue Quills and Quill Gordons are hatching.
Little Brown stoneflies are hatching.
American March Browns are hatching.
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