March 26th — Farmington River Fishing Trip

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March 26, 2016 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Well, spring was in the air for a few days, but the weather forecast has snow and winter temperatures in store for this Sunday, so we have postponed our Farmington River trip until next week. The new date is Saturday, March 26th. Meet up with your hosts Bill Bennett and Dave Surowiecki and the rest of the CVTU crew at 10 a.m. in the parking lot at Church Pool where we’ll get suited up and plan our strategy for these early season trout. The weather is looking great, and the fish are ready to eat. (I think.) Many of our CVTU members have been on the Farmington already this year, so we’ll have up-to-date reports on the conditions, patterns, and techniques that are working.

Recommended flies:

Warmer than usual temperatures for March should mean that the trout are starting to get more active, and if the weather trend continues, then we’re likely to have an early Hendrickson season, which translates into plenty of Hendrickson nymphs moving around sub-surface right now. Any of the hundreds of varieties of Pheasant Tail and Hare’s Ear nymphs in sizes 12, 14, and 16 should be staples, plus the usual spring flies such as small black stoneflies in both dry and nymph patterns, blue wing olive patterns in all their forms, plus your favorite streamer patterns.
It should be a great day! Please RSVP at dave [dot] surowiecki [at] cvtu [dot] org if you’re going to attend. See you on the river!