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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 New Hampshire.

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 on YouTube.

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.

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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!





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