Category: Fun Stuff

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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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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It’s Trout Season Somewhere …

Posted by bs - November 29, 2016 - Fun Stuff
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The Pemigewasset River near Bristol, N.H. is still open for fishing (as are a few other rivers in the Granite State), and from all accounts, it looks like the fishing has been pretty good.

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Alternate Use for a Drift Boat?

Posted by bs - November 24, 2016 - Fun Stuff
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Happy Thanksgiving everybody! Hope you have a day filled with family, friends and turkey ahead of you!

The picture is from two days ago, when Chuck Degray and I decided to get out on the Connecticut River again, but this time for a different purpose … waterfowl hunting.

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What Happens When Trout Season Ends?

Posted by bs - November 22, 2016 - Fun Stuff
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Fly fishing for northern pike is what happens!

Please excuse the video – it is a weak attempt at capturing some of the excitement that is pike fishing, and it’s hard at time to get meaningful video from the back of a drift boat!

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Connecticut River Pike Fishing Update

Posted by bs - November 17, 2016 - Fun Stuff
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Yes, it’s that time of the year again … while the trout and salmon fishing seasons in New Hampshire have long been closed down now, the season for northern pike (esox lucius) never ends, so a few of us have been getting out there lately to pursue the toothy predator.

That’s Nik holding an impressive 37″ Connecticut River pike – the behemoth was turned loose to roam the depths again.

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