Best Connecticut Fly Fishing Rivers

Connecticut has 3 fly fish spots.

Located in the US, the fly fishing in Connecticut is known for three cool flyfishing spots. The best Connecticut fly fishing based on popularity are considered to be West Branch Farmington River, Farmington River, and Housatonic River. For a detailed fly fishing river description and printable river access map, just select a Connecticut fly fishing river or stream below.

Featured FLY FISHING RIVERS

Housatonic River

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...  MORE INFO

Farmington River

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...   MORE INFO