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Bert Ouellette

Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Guide

Phone icon203-788-6532 Email icongetthebite@yahoo.com Link iconfishydude.com
Cornwall, CT

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The Story

Go fly fishing in Connecticut and enjoy the expertise of Orvis-endorsed guide Bert Ouellette: “Float trips are from the comfort of my 2021 Clackacraft drift boat. All clients have use of top-of-the line fly-fishing equipment and custom-tied flies and litters. Whether you are just starting out or a seasoned angler, my goal is to create an unforgettable fishing experience for you—not only by guiding, but by teaching and leaving you with a better and broader understanding of this beautiful sport. First and foremost, I want to make sure you have fun on the water."

The Housatonic is a very scenic New England river. It is a fantastic fishery with a covered bridge, long pools, beautiful riffles, and wildlife viewing.


March - June: Trout, smallmouth bass and Northern pike.
June - August: Smallmouth bass, Northern pike and carp.
September - December: Trout, Northern pike, smallmouth bass and carp.


  • Brown trout, rainbow trout, and brook trout
  • Northern pike
  • Smallmouth bass
  • Carp


The Housatonic River is a large limestone river that offers easy access fishing. Long deep pools and wide shallow riffles that hold a variety of fish.

Typical Weather:

Spring: 32 - 70 degrees
Summer: 65 - 80 degrees
Fall: 45 - 75 degrees
Winter: 32 - 60 degrees


Rates start from: 1/2 day float trip $325.00 Full day float trip $425.00.

You can find all pricing information at: fishydude.com

What is Provided:

1/2 day float trip includes: fly rods, hand tied flies and litters along with snacks and beverages. Full day float trip includes: fly rods, hand tied flies and litters along with snacks, beverages and a shore lunch.

Gear Recommendations:

Trout fishing: Clients bringing their own fly rods should bring 5-wt. or 6-wt. 9' or 10' length rods.

Bass/Pike/Carp fishing: Clients bringing their own fly rods should bring 8-wt. or 8- to 10-wt. 9' length rods.

Lines: Floating and sinking lines Waders are not necessary, but rain gear is recommended.

What to Bring (Additional):

Rain gear, sun glasses, hat, sun block.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Two days on the Farmington with Bert Just spent a couple of days fishing with Bert and it was great. We had to adjust where and how we were fishing do to weather and water levels, the Housatonic was completely blown out so we fished the Farmington. I have fished with many guides and Bert is on top of the list, his boat was clean and his gear was top notch. It’s almost an 800 mile drive for me but I look forward to my next trip back.
Date published: 2021-05-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Day on the Housetanic My husband and I have had many great trips with Bert. He is patient, thoughtful and always teaches us something new each time out. We have fished for trout, pike and bass and always get results.
Date published: 2021-04-20
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