Saturday, October 2, 2010

It's October

I know I haven't written in a while, well work and other trivialities have conspired to put a kink in my fishing. Reports from others show good fishing on the wood with the primary catch being rainbows with a few brookies mixed in to keep things interesting. The water level continues to be low with deeper pools along the river holding trout. The water clarity is very clear which requires careful approaches and delicate presentations along with no drag. On another subject the September meeting had a good turnout, lets try for a better one in October.


Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Happy Fall

Well Fall has arrived for 2010, although today was pretty warm for the 22nd of September. Reports from the river is that the water temp is in the low 60's with lower then normal water levels. Fish are being caught however the water is very clear so you will need a very precise presentation. This past weekend I broke down and for the first time used flouro-carbon leaders, which when combined with small soft hackles fished slowly allowed me to catch some very nice rainbows.


Thursday, September 16, 2010

Just thinking

Well after a very tough summer weather wise things are finally beginning to pick up. The recent rains and cool weather have both caused improved water levels along with lower temps. The chapter was able late last week to stock approx 800 fish in the Wood which has helped put a string in most peoples steps. Speaking for myself, this past weekend I was able to catch several very nice fish, of course I also lost more fish then I have in a very long time. Oh well it all evens out in the end. Reports from the Farmington remain flows of app 100 cfs with the fish on small flies. A challenge that is well worth the attempt.


Monday, September 6, 2010

A New Year

As the chapter begins a new year of meetings in Cranston, first let me say I hope everyone had a pleasant and successful summer despite the adverse weather conditions which restricted both planned stockings and other chapter projects. The chapter is preparing to enter some new and exciting areas in particular didymo education and prevention along with a program to assist local boy scouts with their fly fishing merit badge. If anyone has any other ideas for projects please feel free to bring them up at the meeting


Saturday, August 28, 2010

Fishing News

I fished the wood today on the section downstream from the check station. After the rain the river has come up slightly with an improved flow and temps in the mid 60's. I saw extremely limited insect activity on the water(primarily small caddis flies). I didn't see fish rising till I got below the fast water section. My recommendation for fishing during the mid-day period would be either terrestrials or small soft hackles with 5x or lighter tippet


Monday, August 23, 2010

Fishing News

First for the news we have all been waiting for, as I write this it is raining out and the forecast is for at least another day of rain. I have to admit that I didn't realize how dry it had become until I checked conditions on the Farmington and saw a stream flow of just over 100 cfs. Anyway depending on how much rain we get the chapter should finally be able to schedule our long delayed float stocking. On another note we are still planning on the project to repair the stairs on the Falls and the Wood for sometime in September. We will keep you informed


Thursday, August 19, 2010


Recently I have been thinking about how TU should be looked on by it's members and more importantly by the public as a whole. There is a large group within TU that believe we shouldn't be closely associated with fishing, instead acting like every other conservation group in the country. After giving it much thought I can't go along with this idea. TU was formed 50+ years ago by a group of fisherman in Michigan with the sole goal of protecting the local streams they fished, and by doing this maintaining if not enhancing their fishing. So join me in embracing the heritage of fishing that TU was founded on and that made it the strong group we know today.