We’re heading home! The Juliana’s haven’t hit the Farmington as a group in a few years, so it’s high time we headed back. We’ve booked the whole place so that we can misbehave and run around in our pajamas! Legends Lodge on the Farmington is just over 2 hours from NYC and only about 10 minutes off I-84. It’s newly constructed and is located ON THE BANKS OF THE FARMINGTON RIVER in Connecticut! The lodge has dedicated areas to hang wet waders and boots, a full kitchen, lounge area, double rooms with baths, ample parking, a small fly shop and IT’S ALL OURS!!! Anglers can arrive Friday at 2pm, check into their rooms and hit the river! We’ll meet for dinner at a local restaurant and head back to the lodge to sleep. In the morning we’ll eat breakfast in house before meeting our guides. We’ll split into groups so each guide can head to his or her preferred section of the river. We’ll have lunch on the river and stay until the day is done, then we’ll all meet for dinner back at the lodge. After dinner we’ll make a fire and lie to each other about the day’s angling. Sunday morning we’ll head out to the river after breakfast for a day of angling on our own before trekking home with a smile on our faces!!
The Farmington is an incredible river with amazing trout and many areas of easy wading. This trip is a great follow-up to our Spring School.
This trip is a real departure for the Juliana’s. We spoke to some pretty high level folks in Orvis travel and their Endorsement Program, as well as one of our own very experienced club members who’s been there, before making this decision. Three Rivers Ranch has been in the same family since the 20’s and has been run by the same woman since 1987. They are famous for warmth, hospitality, good food, natural beauty and just plain kick-ass angling, especially in July. The Ranch is located on the banks of two rivers and is licensed to fish multiple rivers in nearby Montana and Yellowstone. They also have a full Orvis Fly Shop on the premises. We are booked to arrive on Saturday, July 20th and then float with guides for three full days on the 21st, 22nd, and 23rd, before heading out on the 24th. If that’s not enough angling, there is wade fishing available on site just steps from our rooms on both the Warm River and the Robinson Creek. All meals and booze are included as well as airport transfers from either Idaho Falls or Jackson Hole.
We have the Robinson Lodge reserved for our use. The Robinson Lodge has 4 bedrooms with a queen and a twin in each room and private bathrooms, so we can accommodate at least 8 anglers. We will eat in the main lodge although we will have our own kitchen area, lounge area, and a billiards area. All private. Wading is just a few steps away if anyone wants to wade before or after the float trips. Guides provide the flies on the float trips. 5 and 6 weight rods are the norm.
TOTAL LODGE COST IS $3,900 PER ANGLER. THE DEPOSIT TO HOLD YOUR SPOT IS $2000.00 AND THE FINAL PAYMENT OF $1,900.00 WILL BE DUE JUNE 30.
FLIGHTS WILL BE ARRANGED INDEPENDENTLY BY EACH ANGLER ALTHOUGH WE WILL TRY TO COORDINATE OUR TRAVEL.
Once again the Juliana’s branch out based upon the interests of our members!! Bring your binoculars, sunglasses and comfy footwear; ‘cause we are going on a walk!! We will meet at 7am at the Strawberry Fields Medallion in Central Park in order to maximize our chances of viewing our migratory feathered friends!!
We will be led by experienced Audubon guide, Tod Winston, who will help us locate and identify birds throughout while sharing his vast knowledge of birds, their habits. and ecology. We will work our way through the Ramble, past the maintenance shed, up along the reservoir, North Woods, past the Block House and exit the park on the north west corner by 10 am. But we will not be done!! We will then take the opportunity to join a second guide who will lead us as we peruse the Audubon Mural Project (https://www.audubon.org/amp) before finally sitting down and resting our sore feet while enjoying an optional group brunch. This trip is open to members, their friends, and family.