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Fishing Supplies/Guides

Limestone Guide Services


Guided fishing is available at Limestone with member Scott Simko.

Phone: (860) 453-4031  Reasonable cost.  For email, see the About Us page 


Local, Regional, National fly shops/guides

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Near the Covered Bridge is West Cornwall, CT Housatonic River Outfitters. email: 

On the Farmington river (Rt 44) in New Hartford, CT Upcountry Sports email:  Note: Upcountry is featured, between 14-17 minutes, in the On The Water video Fly Fishing the Farmington

Closest fishing and hunting supply shop to Limestone is Jim's Bait and Tackle.

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USGS Stream Flows Housatonic River at Falls Village, CT

USGS Stream Flows West Branch Farmington River at Riverton, CT

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Ron Merly Fishing guide. Ron is CT based and covers both fly fishing and spin rod. A member of TU, Ron has authored the book, "Flyfisher's Guide to Connecticut", so he knows where to fish and be successful.  Ron holds the State record for sea-run brown trout - 10lbs 8oz!  To see Ron in action as a guide, view On The Water website for the 22 minute feature Fly Fishing the Farmington.

Jeff Yates is a Mianus TU chapter board member, guide and author of Fly Fishing Fairfield County: Secrets of Suburban Streams. He  has over 20 years of experience covering waters in CT and many other fisheries.

Harry Desmond runs Berkshire Rivers Fly Fishing and in addition to fishing for trout, has float trips on the upper Housatonic river targeting Northern Pike.  He works in the Berkshire area and northwest CT. 

Stephen Pogodzienski, Coast Guard certified captain, runs a guide service with several fishing guides in the NW CT area.  Trout, Bass or Northern Pike on the fly with wade or float trip options.  Check out his Pogo Pike website.

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A national chain retail store, Cabelas,  is located in East Hartford, CT

A new Pro Bass Shop retail store is located right off of I-95 in Bridgeport. They do have a selection of fly fishing equipment including flies.

Orvis retail store in Avon, CT and Darien, CT

LL Bean makes high quality gear that is backed by their no-questions return policy

Sage Rod, Reel and other equipment

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Discount  Fly Shop in Centennial, CO.  Member credits can save on the next order.  Fresh and salt water.  Good prices.

Big Y Fly Company in Hood River, OR.  Great prices, fast service.

The Fly Stop in sunny San Diego, CA.  Fresh and saltwater flies. Good prices, fast shipping.

Denny Rickards Crystal Creek outfitters.  Master stillwater fly fisherman with clinics, books, DVDs and fly patterns

Flymen Fishing Co sells fly tying materials and flies featuring their "Fish-Skull" custom weights and fish eye patterns. Take a look at these unique, realistic fresh and salt water flies.

Tight Lines Fly Fishing is an online and retail store in Parsippany, NJ that has a variety of events, classes, trips etc.  Their website title "The East Coast's Most Complete Full-Service Fly Shop"

The is a Canadian online store run by two seasoned fly fishers who love lake fishing.  Flies, books, DVDs etc

The Idaho Fly Company in Boise, ID.  They sell the "slip strike" indicators that are very helpful for fishing during those summer heat days when the trout are 15ft + down

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