Moosup River is a fly fishing location in Windham County, Connecticut.
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Latest trip report: Moosup River
2 - GOOD on 04/04/2012
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 by flifishri)
The Moosup River is a Trout Management area and fly anglers can expect to
catch eager fish. The river rises from Clark Pond in Foster, Rhode Island
and flows south through Foster and Coventry, then turns west and flows
through Sterling and Plainfield to its mouth at the Quinebaug River.
(06/13/08 by aidema)