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Fly Fishing the Moosup River in Connecticut

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Moosup River is a fly fishing location in Connecticut. This destination has an elevation of approximately 166 feet. Please view the pinpointed location for Moosup River on the Google Map to the right. If you'd like directions to this destination, please click here for directions (provided via Google Maps).
 

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Tom flifishri@yahoo.com (flifishri) reported - 2 - Good fly fishing: The Moosup River 4/2 was in midseason form with a prolific hatch of Epeorus pleuralis (Quill Gordons) in mid afternoon. No need to wait for opening day in Connecticut, the dry fly action is happening now! Stoneflies are still in the mix but the trout were keying on the quills which covered the water for an hour or so. Later around 6 pm caddis began to show along with a solid hatch of tiny blue-wing olives...just amazing for early April as the air was filled with insects in the fading daylight! The water and flow is LOW which does not bode well for the upcoming weeks. As a barometer, the Natchaug today is at 56 cfs, unheard of for this time of year. These are late June/early July flows! We've been successful with the standard quill patterns, hackle stackers and when the trout key on the fluttering stoneflies, a black emergent caddis pupa with elk hair wing fished on top works just fine; any dark flat or down wing pattern will get close enough to a stonefly look-a-like for success. (04/04/12)
Tom flifishri@yahoo.com (flifishri) reported - 2 - Good fly fishing: The flows are perfect now on the Moosup, open year 'round, since most CT waters are now closed until 4/21/2012. Nearby RI anglers will find this the nearest open river/stream, since there are currently no open streams in RI. On warmer days (@ 50 degrees) trout are actively taking early stoneflies sz. 14-16 black bodied, on the surface. A black bodied deer hair caddis will work; almost any dark color body with a down wing, including soft hackles floated on top or small stimulators. Lots of nice water to explore...be willing to wade/walk and watch the undercut banks for the risers! No need to go below the surface since the stones have been emerging streamside and fluttering to the water's surface for a few weeks now and the trout are keyed in! Drag free!! (03/13/12)
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Union, Connecticut
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Steve Babbitt (Steve'O)
This probably my favorite river to fish when I need to catch bigger fish. There may not be the numbers here but the ones we get are larger. especially in the lower FF only section of the TMA near the hatchery.The deeper holes seem to hold over fish better (1/19/13)
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