View Full Version : Nutmeg State Fishing Images Part 1
04-14-2009, 12:27 AM
Just wanted to share some images from my home waters in Connecticut.
to be continued.....
04-14-2009, 10:15 AM
Very Nice! Thanks for sharing. Are these pics from NW Conn., or another part of the state? Most of the water looks pretty flat. Are you able to use all of those bushy flies in the slower moving water?
Northern Strain Brookies get quite a bit larger than our Southern Strain here in the Park...
Keep the pictures coming...
04-14-2009, 02:55 PM
Not your USUAL fly box. Sweet pictures keep um rolling along! Beautiful water!
04-14-2009, 04:59 PM
Actually those pics are south western parts of state. Various streams.
The big brookie is a stocker.
The smaller one comes from a wild trout stream.
The flies were a gift from my wife, they are from Fran Better's Adirondack Sport Shop, tied by Fran.
Only used a few so far from that box, as the season goes on they'll get more use. The bushy ones work well on the smaller faster moving wild trout streams. Did well during the winter on a small olive/green bugger, then black stones and lately the size 12 Hornberg has been getting them. Love the Hornberg.
We have a variety of water, some reason I tend to photograph the pools.
Have a great spring.
04-14-2009, 05:06 PM
Nice pictures and fish. One of my silly things is fishing is different places. I have fished for trout in 13 states. It looks like I need to include CT in my list of places to fish. I was there for three weeks once but did not take a rod with me - dumb.
Thanks for sharing.
04-14-2009, 05:14 PM
nice photo's. I really like the stocked fly carrier. Man that is all pretty nice.
04-14-2009, 09:14 PM
Thanks guys, just wanted give you a little taste of our CT fishing.
I'll add some more as the season progresses.
The box with the flies was definitely a special gift from wifey.
Pretty cool Don, let me know when you are up here next, I'd be happy to steer you towards some fishy water. Our most famous river is the Farmington. Big browns. I'm about an hour and half away so I don't get there much. You should put that on your to do list as it's nationally known. If you go there, stop at Upcountry tackle shop. They will take care of you.
I have to get down to the Smokies for some wild fish someday. You guys definitely have more wild trout streams. Besides being a bigger state, your water is cleaner up in the mountains. What a treasure you guys have there in the Smokies.
We only have 9 Class 1 streams. Class 1s are not stocked, only naturally reproducing fish. Catch & release only, single barb less hooks, open year round. We also have a good number of no name coldwater brooks with brookies, mostly on private property. We have many streams that get too warm during summer or are too dirty for fish to reproduce in. There are many stocked streams throughout the state. We do our best to protect the Class 1 streams and the little gems they contain.
Actually, CT is known more for it's salt water fishing but we have some good freshwater for such a small state. Certain times of year you could fish in the morning for trout, walleye, pike, bass then head down to the beach in the afternoon and try for bluefish, striped bass and an occasional weakfish. I've done quite a few doubleheaders (fresh & salt) in my day. Nothing better than a nice 16" brown in the am followed by a 30"+ striper in the evening. :smile:
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