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Catch & Release Concerns While Winter Fishing

Posted by bs - January 26, 2018 - Fun Stuff, Winter Fishing
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Pretty good article from Hatch Magazine on a topic that every winter fisherman should be concerned with – how to best protect the fish that we catch when releasing them to fight another day.

Read on, amigos …

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Fish Friendly Photos

Posted by bs - January 25, 2018 - Fun Stuff
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We love taking pictures of fish that we catch, but perhaps we can all do it a little better so as not to create stress for our trout and salmon …

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Join Us This Weekend at The Fly Fishing Show!

Posted by bs - January 17, 2018 - Fun Stuff
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Lots of tall tales and bull will be slung carelessly this weekend at our booth at The Fly Fishing Show in Marlborough, MA. Come out, talk fishing, Pittsburg and Tall Timber with us – it’ll be fun!

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Thinking About Fish Again …

Posted by bs - January 11, 2018 - Fun Stuff
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Not that we don’t dream about our piscine friends frequently enough, but we have a couple days of warm weather starting today (the first thaw of the winter), so naturally, one’s thoughts turn to pursuing trout, salmon, and just about everything else that prowls our northern waters.

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The Dreaded Offseason

Posted by bs - December 11, 2017 - Fun Stuff
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December is a difficult month if you’re a fisherman … it’s the time of the year where we take stock of the season that just passed and look forward to the fishing season yet to come. A time for reflection in other words.

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Autumn Beauty

Posted by bs - September 30, 2017 - Upper Connecticut River
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Tall Timber guest Ron Volk had a couple of good days of fishing this week – here he is with a colorful Trophy Stretch brook trout that he landed and released.

Thanks to Chuck Degray of North Country Fly Shop & Guide Service for the image!

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Upper Connecticut River Fishing Update: 9/28

Posted by bs - September 29, 2017 - landlocked salmon, Trophy Stretch, Upper Connecticut River
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Finally, the temperatures dropped today in New Hampshire’s north country, and it began to feel like fall. Anytime is a good time to be on the water, but there’s something special about wetting a fly in the autumn.

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Straight talk from a Guide

Posted by bs - September 20, 2017 - landlocked salmon, Trophy Stretch, Upper Connecticut River
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I know that sounds like an oxymoron, and don’t worry, I’m a guide, so I can say that. The guide I speak of is Chuck Degray of North Country Fly Shop & Guide Service, and he has been plying the upper Connecticut River in search of trout and salmon for his clients this week. In short, things are picking up on the fishing front – get up here, as our season is now only a little over three weeks away from concluding.

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How Do You Like to Catch Fish?

Posted by bs - September 6, 2017 - Fun Stuff
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We often hear guests and fishermen ask how the fishing is and what is working, and my first question right back at them is well, how do you like to fish?

Nymphs? Streamers? Dries? Wets? Everything?

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Connecticut River Fishing Report: 8/31

Posted by bs - September 1, 2017 - Fun Stuff, Upper Connecticut River
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It’s changing around here … you can just feel it. That transition from summertime to fall is happening here in northern New Hampshire, and that means fall fishing on the Connecticut River. Perhaps the most beautiful part of the year, and a great time to cast on the river for colorful brookies and browns, and don’t forget about our acrobatic rainbows and salmon too. It’s here.

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