Connecticut is a state that has a great deal of state owned land, and many large state forests. A few of these have many small streams, of which some of those hold wild trout.
Late fall and early spring are good times to do some exploring of these streams. The brush and leaves are not a problem allowing easy access to these small waters. Once you have found the better areas to fish these streams, returning when the leaf canopy can afford you some concealment, fishing can be productive.
This was a day, several small browns came to hand, with a brookie who departed before a camera shot. These fish were taken on a Aussie Emerger, a fly of only two materials. The fly worked well.
The quarters on these streams can be tight, and frustrating at times.
I saw this spring seeping up. Placing my thermometer near it the water temp was 50 degrees.
Wild brown who found the Aussie Emerger to his liking.
Plunge pools can be hotspots.
Handsome wild beauty.
You will enjoy the bounty of these small streams, and the wonderful solitude they can give. Just seek them out.