Flies for the Upper Connecticut River

Suggested Flies by Month

Wondering what flies to use for your fishing vacation on the Connecticut River? Well here’s a guideline by month. We also carry all these flies and more in our shop if tying isn’t your thing.

May

Gray Ghost    Magog Smelt    Black Ghost    Nine/Three    Gray Wooly Bugger    Gray Putts Favorite    Winnipesaukee Smelt    Olive Caddis Pupa     Pheasant Tail    BH Sedge    Caddis Griffth’s Gnat    Midges    Hendrickson    Red Quill    Joe Smelt

June

Elk Hair Caddis    CDC Caddis    BH Pheasant Tail    Hare’s Ear    Blue Dun    Prince    Zug Bug    Sulphur    Royal Wulff    Black Wooly Bugger    Griffith’s Gnat    Hornberg    Sparkle Pupas    BH Squirrel     Adams Parachute    Henryville Special    Rusty Parachute    Goddard Caddis    Green Drake    Hexagenia    White Wulff    Olive Soft Hackle    Lightning Bug    Copper John    Caddis Larva     X Caddis

July

Light Cahill    Damsel Fly    Adams Irresistible    Pale Morning Dun    Elk Hair Caddis    CDC Caddis     Cream Adams    Black Caddis    Yellow Sally    Orange Humpy    Hopper    BH Golden Stone    BH Pheasant Tail    BH Hare’s Ear    BH Prince    Copper John    Olive Wooly Bugger    Black Wooly Bomber    Partridge and Pheasant Soft Hackle    Micro Stone    Lightning Bug    Parachute Cahill    Damsel Nymph    Elk Hair Caddis

 August

Stimulator    CDC Sally     Trico    Blue Winged Olive    Green Weenie    Ants    Hoppers    Cicadas    CDC Caddis    Hatching Pupa    Black/Olive Wooly Bugger    Hornberg    Micro Stone    Lightning Bug     BH Pheasant Tail    BH Hare’s Ear    BH Prince    Copper John     Damsel    Rubber Leg Stimulator    Elk Hair Caddis    Black Wooly Bomber    Royal Wulff    AuSable Wulff    Olive Putt’s Favorite    Little Brook Trout

September

Blue Winged Olive     San Juan Worm    Hatching Pupa    Marabou Royal Coachman    CDC Caddis    Yellow Hornberg    Hatching Pupa    Pink Parachute    Royal Wulff    AuSable Wulff     BH Pheasant Tail    BH Prince    Red Copper John    Magog Smelt    Black Wooly Bugger     Soft Hackles    Stimulators    Black Ghost Marabou    88′s   Hornberg

October

BH Prince    Copper John    Red Copper John    BH Pheasant Tail    Blue Winged Olive    Red Serendipity    San Juan Worm    Hatching Pupa    Marabou Royal Coachman    CDC Caddis    Yellow Hornberg    Hatching Pupa    Pink Parachute    Royal Wulff        Magog Smelt     Black Ghost Marabou    88′s