January was a rather cold and slow month on the Farmington River. The scenery was stunning with fresh blankets of snow and ice gathering along the edges of the river. The cold water makes fish lethargic, and decreases their urge to move great distances for their food. Some warm and sunny days with temperatures well into the 40’s did bring small numbers of winter/summer caddis in very small sizes of 22-24 to the surface of slower sections of the river, where some fish would rise to take the swimming caddis pupae. I spent lots of time observing fish, which could be done with a cup of hot coffee as a hand warmer.