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CT Fish Guides offers the opportunity to both novice and longtime anglers to strengthen their fly fishing skills. We pride ourselves on angler’s accomplishments of their own, by giving you the tools and information to land and identify high-quality fish. CT Fish Guides offers lessons on nymphing, dry fly, wet fly, streamer and night fishing. There’s a time and techniquefor everything and to ignore one method or another is only a way to limit yourself. Our philosophy is simple; there is never any one way to do anything and a successful angler should never stop learning. Open mindedness and thinking outside the box can help develop new and deadly skills. Learn what techniques are best suited for certain applications and make them work for you. Let us bring you to the next level.

Farmington River’s Survivor Strain

By Kierran Broatch

Thriving in Connecticut’s West Branch Farmington River (WFBR) is a strain of brown trout that have become highly sought after by those who fish there. The reoccurring story of the Survivor strain begins every September, when some of state’s finest trout habitat is sampled by the Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) Inland Fisheries Division. Over the course of a few days, fisheries biologists and their staff amass on the Farmington, accessing fish populations and capturing trout to bolster this unique stocking program.
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Western NY 2012

Contact for rates and booking in 2013. After one trip with us you will be equiped to make this happen on your own.


Winter Warrior

Have this in your nymph assortment if you plan on heading out this winter. This can be tied in all different sizes to represent caddis larva, pupa and stones. Don't just fish it in the winter ;-)

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Spring 2010 Video

It was another stellar spring this year. Heres a good way to burn nine minutes. Select 750p HD When viewing.

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I am an experienced saltwater fly fisherman but have only very limited experience fishing for trout. I have been out on the river twice with Derrick now. I have been on guided trips before but never before with someone who was so patient and willing to teach a virtual beginner. I recall his pleasant company, his answering my many, probably stupid, questions and a crash course in trout knowledge and fresh water techniques like none other. I also remember some terrific trout brought to the net and Derrick trying to convince me that catching that real-non stretched 20” brown trout was a very big deal. I think the big deal is a guide putting a rookie client in the right spot with the right technique to catch a 20” brown trout! I absolutely and without qualification recommend Derrick for his excellent guide service. Just don’t book him when I next go up to the Farmington!

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