New Years Day Fishing Trip

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January 1, 2015 12:00 am to 3:00 pm

Steve on the Housy

Feeling that mid-winter malaise? Need to get out of the house? Do you need a cure for the New Year’s Eve hangover?
A well known cure for these and many other maladies is time spent standing in frigid moving water! And if you’re wondering where to go, you’re in luck! We’re going to the Farmington.
On Thursday, January 1st we’ll ring in the New Year on the Farmington River. I’ll be your host for the day. We’ll gather at 11 the parking lot at Church Pool. We’ll fish until we’ve had our fill or we can’t feel our toes. You’ll be off the water no later than 3 p.m.
Lest the chill in the air dissuade you from attending, keep in mind that: 1) We’ll have our choice of water to fish and 2) I’ve caught some large fish on the Farmington during the coldest months. That fish in the header taped out at sixteen inches and took a Wooley Bugger on a frigid late December day in 2013.
Recommended flies:

Zebra Midges, Brassies, Wooley Buggers, and egg patterns. Two fly nymph rigs seem to work well. Also bring along a few tiny olives and midge dry flies (Griffiths Gnat) just in case we get an early afternoon hatch.

I’ll see you on Thursday. Dress for cold weather with plenty of layers. Please RSVP to steve [dot] zakur [at] cvtu [dot] org if you’re going to attend.