Flowing through beautiful Litchfield County in northwestern Connecticut the Housatonic River is one of the crown jewels of the Eastern US for trout fly fishing. Comparable in size to many Western US rivers, the "Housy", as it is known locally, flows through deposits of limestone that supports prolific hatches of numerous species of Caddis and Mayflies from early Spring through late Fall.
Upper Trout Management Area
The Housatonic River is best known for the excellent brown trout and rainbow trout fishing in the upper Trout Management Area (TMA) flowing through West Cornwall, CT that is managed as a Catch and Release fishery.
The upper Trout Management Area (TMA) of the Housatonic River includes 10.4 river miles extending from Falls Village, Connecticut down to the Rt 4 bridge in Cornwall, Connecticut. Shown on the map are river access locations to the legendary (named) pools in the upper TMA of the Housatonic River. The fly fishing only section extends the last 3 miles from the Dun Rollin Pool to the Rt 4 Cornwall Bridge.
Fishing Reports, Hatch Charts, Stream Conditions
For more information on fly fishing the Housatonic River, including fly fishing reports, hatch charts and stream conditions visit our Housatonic River Fly Fishing Guide.
p.s. For information on other quality trout streams in Connecticut visit our New Connecticut Fly Fishing Guide.