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
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
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
Yes, there is apparently another body of water in Pittsburg with a healthy Hexagenia Limbata hatch – Round Pond.Read More
Happy 4th of July everybody!
That’s a beauty of a brook trout that Griffin Nyhan is holding from last week – he’s an old pro at it now, and his dad Chip seems to be his personal photographer these days, chronicling Griffin’s angling adventures.Read More
The Connecticut River flows unabated here in northern New Hampshire. We’ve had our share of rain over the last month, and it looks like we’ve got more coming next week – still, the high flow can be beneficial, especially when you’re trying to catch a hefty landlocked salmon.Read More