Housatonic River Outfitters in Connecticut is New England's Outdoor Resource. We specialize in Fly Fishing for trout and smallmouth bass, Guide Services on the Housatonic River and Farmington River, Fishing, Camping, Hiking, Kayaking and Canoeing, and corporate trips and corporate events.
It is safe to say that we are haunted by waters. Fortunately, we love what we do, so getting to spend time in some of the most beautiful places in the world is hardly a burden, after all, it's another beautiful day in September, and the fly-fishing on the Housatonic is always good! The HRO is a labor of love, we opened the store because it was a chance get paid to play with all the greatest fishing equipment in the world, so do we fish to live or live to fish? I guess the answer is yes.
We've fished throughout the states; in Russia, Belize, Andros, the Quintana Roo, you name it, we've lost a fly there. if you want to know more feel free to call or write, and if you are around, stop in, we'll be happy to spend some time with you, share good spots and swap stories, some will even be true.
Make sure you have a CT 2015 fishing license before venturing out, as just about the only thing we do not have is a license machine. You can purchase one online by clicking here. Most CT Town Halls also sell them Mondays thru Fridays.
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We have the largest collection of fishing and sporting books in New England - we purchase book collections, used and collectible fishing equipment, offer trade-ins – just call the store for an appointment, or click here to send us an email!
09/02/15 - Tricos all over the outside shop nite lights this morning!!! -The Isonychias are beginning to show their faces in greater numbers - I was out last night and there was a huge spinner fall of BWO's - and with our next rain - look for flying ants - the next two months when the temps d read more…