TU Farmington Trip

On August 12, 2014, Croton Watershed TU coordinated a day for its members to meet up and fish the Farmington River in Northern Connecticut. About eight members, including two newer fly fisherman and several with more experience, met up at Upcountry Sportfishing in the early morning. There, we picked up some flies and got a quick tutorial on the ‘lay of the land’ from more experienced members. We then broke up into two groups to hit the river. The weather report called for scattered rain and thunderstorms throughout the day, but we were spared any bad weather until the early evening. The fishing was not that hot for all, but a few were caught in various sections of the river, mostly south of the Route 181 bridge. Midday, we grabbed a picnic table at Matthies Grove and dived into our packed lunches. Both groups soon met up after lunchtime and fished the Boneyard, which was large enough so that we could all spread out. When the rain started coming down in the early evening, we were conveniently near Chatterley’s, where we ended the day with some nice food and drinks.

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