Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Guide in Cornwall, Connecticut

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Bert Ouellette

Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Guide


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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.

Season:

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.

Species:

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

Region/Terrain:

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:

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.

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