Androscoggin River - Great North Woods NH
One of the best places to fly fish in New England is the Great
North Woods of New Hampshire. We have traveled all over the US and
parts of Canada on fly fishing expeditions to some great fishing
lodges. We have fished the rivers of Montana; the great mayfly hatches
in the Catskills and Adirondacks; and the richness of the tailwaters
and limestone spring creeks of the Ozarks. The Androscoggin
River stands up well in comparison. It is relatively accessible
(no bush-plane flights required!) but remote enough that some planning
is required. Our clients tell us this is the best fly fishing in
The upper Androscoggin is a big river with prolific insect hatches.
In most years the Alder Fly
(zebra caddis) hatch reaches epic proportions. In September the
water cools, and the fish feed aggressively and their fall spawning
colors match the brilliant foliage. In September we often fish
dry flies imitating Leadwing Coachmen (isonychia) mayflies and large
Pumpkin-colored caddis (Northern Casemaker.) View the videos
There are miles and miles of river without a building in sight.
Wildlife abounds. It is not unusual to see deer, bear, fox
or coyotes. Moose are so numerous as to warrant particular
caution at any time of day. Eagles, osprey, herons and other birds,
large and small, are a constant reminder of the wildness of
the Great North Woods of New Hampshire.
We love to teach beginners, but also offer a quality fly fishing
experience to anglers at all levels.
or drop us an email
to reserve a spot or get more information.
Note: We don't charge for flies, or loan of any other gear.
We provide quality rods, waders, boots, etc. If you are traveling
by air, leave your gear at home and use ours!