Best Hartford Fly Fishing Rivers

The Hartford area has 2 fly fishing rivers out of the 4 fly fish spots found in Connecticut.

  September 15, 2018

Located in Connecticut, the fly fishing in Hartford is known for two nice fly fishing destinations. The best Hartford fly fishing based on popularity are considered to be Farmington River and Housatonic River. For a detailed fly fishing river description and printable river access map, just select a Hartford fly fishing river or stream below.



Where Can I Fly Fish In Hartford?


FEATURED:  Housatonic River

  Hartford, Connecticut

  August 9, 2016

Near Hartford and West Cornwall, the Housatonic River is a fly fishing haven. Expect to find hungry rainbow trout, but picky brown trout where patience is required. The best section ranges upstream from the SR112/7 bridge near Lookout Point to downstream near the Cornwall Bridge. This 7 mile stretch, the Cornwall Trout Management Area is an excellent trout stream passing through a rural farming valley. With patience, you may find some 18" wild trout. The Housatonic River is famous for two particular fly fishing sections, including...


FEATURED:  Farmington River

  Hartford, Connecticut

  September 15, 2018

Northeast of Hartford near Canton, the Farmington River is a fly fishing haven. It is the second largest trout fishery in Connecticut. The Farmington River, a popular tailwater fishery, is stocked with a variety of trout species, including brook, brown and rainbow. The best section of the river for fly fishing starts...