Congratulations, everybody – there’s strength in numbers, and we were able to get the Powers That Be to see the light regarding the type of brown trout and rainbow trout fishery we could have below Murphy Dam …Read More
Yup, it’s over – in fact, it’s been nearly a week that we reeled up and put away the flies for the 2015 fishing season. It was a good one – water flows were generally good, and NH Fish & Game did a nice job in stocking some nice trout.
Tall Timber’s fly fishing guides Angus Boezeman and Dave Poole got out there on the Connecticut River’s Trophy Stretch to close out the season, and made the most of their time out there, landing some beautiful landlocked salmon.
Enjoy the pictures – we won’t see salmon again for at least a few more months.
Thank you to everyone for joining us for some fishing this season – it was great to see many old friends, and make some new ones too. We’re looking forward to 2016 already!Read More
That’s a beautiful landlocked salmon that Chuck DeGray of North Country Fly Shop picked up today on the Trophy Stretch, estimated in the 22″-23″ range. It was on one of his classic soft hackle streamers, and the weather today was your typical salmon fishing weather – cold and rainy!Read More
Yes, it’s been many moons (even a blood moon) since we last blogged about the angling here on the Upper Connecticut River. I would love to regale you with excuses (i.e. taking “the stroll” down the aisle, getting the dogs ready for the upcoming grouse hunting season, etc.), but I know that you’re fishermen (and women), and no excuse will do.Read More
Quite a motley crew of fishermen on the Connecticut River a couple of days ago – lots of trout, laughs, and a few bottles of the finest refreshments that the British Isles can produce got us through our full day drift.Read More
I know, I know…we’ve been slacking on updating our blog…It’s been super busy around here… So here’s the skinny on what’s been happening up here.Read More
The kind of thing you like to see, especially if it’s your second cast of the day – a bent rod, with a tenacious rainbow on the other end …Read More
The Trophy Stretch continues to fish great . Actually, I’ve heard it’s AWESOME!Read More
OMR guided Ginette White and myself yesterday on the Connecticut River. We did the upper drift from Canaan, VT to the Rest Area just north of Colebrook. We had a fabulous day. Lots of fish, especially at the top end of the drift.
Jon had us running two nymphs, a TH Pheasant Tail up front, with a BH Dirty Bird as the dropper. The Dirty Bird (OMR’s go to nymph)slayed em and the PT picked up a few nice trout as well. There were a few caddis around.
We picked up lots of really nice rainbows in the 13 to 14 inch range, a few brook trout and one brown.
We also ran into a few rising fish. We noticed Blue Wing Olives coming off also. My BWO dry fly of choice is the Challenged Pheasant Tail and it worked great on those feeding fish.
We got several more trout in the afternoon still nymphing but then I did decided to change it up and bang the banks with a Zoo Cougar. The Zoo Cougar moved a few fish and I landed several nice rainbows. I did hook a monster Brown??? that was laying by a log jam. That got my heart pumping.
Next time Mr. Brown……I know where you live!
We had a great shore lunch, with some adult beverages and the weather cooperated too. It was a great day to be on the Upper Connecticut River.
The Trophy Stretch is still fishing well and the water flows are great from all three dams in Pittsburg. Cold water too.
If you can sneak away, especially mid week, come on up for some great trout fishing.
That’s a funny looking rainbow that our fly fishing guide Dave Poole caught last week below Murphy Dam. Big head, but small body – looks like a lake trout out of a lake that doesn’t have enough smelt in it. Dave said that this had been a large fish at some point, but he went on something that I need unfortunately – a diet. Whatever the case, this fish was released to (hopefully) fatten up for another day.Read More