They're here...those of you into astronomy know why the "dog days" occur in August...we flyfisher folk visit the only nearby game in town, the Farmington!
TEAM7x spent a cool...for a change...day on the Farmington on 7/31. Hatches were infrequent although we managed some nice fish in the later evening as sulphurs made an appearance. The smallish Needhami duns usually appear about now but none were present to speak of, nor were the larger Isonychias; both part of the Mahogany Dun species. NO caddis present as well. All in all a slow day but great to be on the cool water (66 degrees) and in cooler temps. Flows and levels are good and as soon as the insect activity picks up we should see more rising fish!
Earlier in the month we spent a rainy morning at Timber Creek RV Resort in Westerly, RI, continuing our series of no-charge casting lessons for an enthusiastic bunch of 10 folks, young and older and met some great newcomers to fly fishing! Ed of Wilbraham, MA purchased a Ross youth outfit for his 10 year old son's birthday and reports that he "loves the outfit." He and several other youngsters who had never casted a fly rod picked up the skill quickly and made great strides in the 2 hour session. All in all a fun time at a very lovely resort with a bass pond and only minutes from the Westerly beaches. We also had a few salt water spin/cast guys try fly casting our 9 weight outfits for the first time under Everett's tutelage, and they're ready to go!
We hope to return again next Spring and thanks to Carol and Wendy for arranging the session. If any of you have or belong to a group, club, or organization that would like to add fly casting to your agenda, let us know. We supply all the gear, rods, reels fully spooled, etc. We'd especially like to fill in the Winter months doing some indoor sessions, if your group can access a proper location.
Back on the Farmington in the weeks ahead and we'll report more!