Category: Fun Stuff

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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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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Like A Rolling Stone …

Posted by bs - June 8, 2017 - Fun Stuff
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Just think of Bob Dylan wailing that one out. Cringe worthy.

Great pictures from earlier this week by Tall Timber Fly Fishing Guide Mickey Cunliffe. He turned over a couple of rocks in the Connecticut River to check what could be happening for insect activity and discovered this healthy looking stonefly nymph.

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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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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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