I got to show RI Brook Trout around the Farmington on his first trip to that river. Unfortunately it didn't treat us very well. We spent the morning looking for wild brook trout and were totally unsuccessful in that respect.
Eventually we switched to throwing big streamers. We had at least some signs of life then. We both moved some really big browns, and I had some average fish chase and nip and various flies. Eventually a sizeable and very pretty rainbow killed the skunk.
After a little while we found a small stream which was more generous with it's bounty of wild browns and salmon parr. It's a place I'd like to visit in the fall some time.
Sometimes the river beats you, but do you really ever beat the river? I think not. I think the river is just occasionally generous.
Next time I fish the Farmington I hope most of the time will be spent in the dark, and that some of the flies, though they will float, will have no business being called dry flies. And may the fish be huge and wild.