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Pittsburg, N.H. ~ Where the Trout & Salmon Play!

Start of the Fishing Season?

Posted by bs - April 28, 2017 - Spring fishing, Upper Connecticut River
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That is the question that is most on angler minds at the moment, and while it definitely feels like spring is here to stay, it will take a bit of time for our fishing to heat up.

However, as the saying goes, a bad day of fishing still beats a good day of work …

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New Fly Pattern?

Posted by bs - March 22, 2017 - Fun Stuff, Winter Fishing
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This is what happens when someone makes a suggestion to a professional fly tier – within a couple of hours, a prototype is created, and this one looks like it could work.

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Connecticut River Fishing Update: 3/21

Posted by bs - March 22, 2017 - Upper Connecticut River, Winter Fishing
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Finally, a couple of days to get out on the water Saturday through Monday for north country anglers. A few nice fish were hauled in and released, and there were even some larger ones that got away, from varying reports that I heard. This one was caught and released by Chuck Degray of North Country Fly Shop, on a Floating Smelt.

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1 down, 599 to go …

Posted by bs - March 9, 2017 - Fun Stuff
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The weather has taken a wintry turn in the last day or so, and it looks like we won’t be fishing anytime soon. Chuck Degray’s got his work cut out for him trying to fill his fly orders, as he kicks it in to high gear tying his famous Gray Soft Hackle Streamer. Good luck, Chuck!

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The Offseason

Posted by bs - March 5, 2017 - Fun Stuff
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What does a northeast fly fisher do when it’s simply too cold to take to the water? Some of us might tidy up our gear, maybe organizing our fly boxes once again after a season of fishing, or getting our leaders and tippet straightened out (no pun!).

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CT River Rainbow

Posted by bs - March 4, 2017 - Upper Connecticut River, Winter Fishing
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A beauty of a rainbow trout, caught and released last Tuesday (the final day of February) by Mickey Cunliffe. Mickey will be guiding Tall Timber’s anglers on the Connecticut River this spring, summer and fall, and he’s been sharpening up his fishing skills this winter!

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February Browns … yes, that’s plural

Posted by bs - February 23, 2017 - Upper Connecticut River, Winter Fishing
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“Fortune favors the lucky”. 

I’m a firm believer in this maxim, and it bore out today. Two fortunate casts, to the right spot, at the right moment, led to momentary angling euphoria.

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February Rainbow

Posted by bs - February 23, 2017 - Trophy Stretch, Upper Connecticut River, Winter Fishing
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When the temperature hits 49 in February, you know where a fisherman will be – any flowing body of water!

Get out, cast, and repeat many times … and maybe even catch a trout.

Thanks to Mackenzie Cayer for the image, and Mickey Cunliffe for catching this beautiful rainbow.

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Connecticut River Fishing Update: 2/18

Posted by bs - February 19, 2017 - Upper Connecticut River, Winter Fishing
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Finally, a nice day today to ply the 36.5 degree waters of the Connecticut River, in search of trout. Alas, while it was great being on the water, we took the bagel.

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The Beat Goes On!

Posted by bs - January 19, 2017 - Trophy Stretch, Upper Connecticut River, Winter Fishing
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Yes the fishing season on the upper Connecticut River has started, and there’s been some hearty souls out there, trying their luck when the weather permits.

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