Fly Fishing

Fly Fishing the Great Gulf Wilderness

Fly Fishing the Great Gulf

The Great Gulf Wilderness is a deep glacial valley surrounded by Mt Washington, and the Northern Presidentials – Mt Adams, Mt Jefferson, and Mt Madison. It’s drained by a high gradient stream called the West Branch of the Peabody River which runs for about 5 miles before it flows into …

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2018 Tenkara Fly Fishing Diary

A keeper from the Ellis River

The trout fishing season is almost over in New Hampshire and this year been a watershed in my development as a fly fisherman. Despite the insufferable summer heat, the fishing was unexpectedly great, and I spent many a late afternoon or early evening by a riverside or stream with a …

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Orvis Ultralight Wading Boots Review

Orvis Ultralight Wading Boots Review

Orvis’ Ultralight Wading Boots are rubber-soled wading boots that I wear with stocking foot waders when I fly fish rivers with a rod and reel. On wider streams and rivers, a rod and reel, waders, and wading boots give you the extra mobility, reach, and precision to place a fly …

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Tenkara Fly Fishing Gear List

Tenkara Fly Fishing Gear List

Tenkara fly fishing is a minimalist style of fly fishing used for stream fishing. With an emphasis on simple lightweight gear, this form of fishing is perfect for backpackers who want a richer wilderness experience in the backcountry. There’s nothing like hiking into an isolated pool drop on a remote …

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Stewart’s Killer Bug Trout Fly

Whip Finish

Chris Stewart’s Killer Bug is an effective nymph pattern that’s easy to tie and I’ve had good luck with it on Tenkara Rods and a traditional fly rod on New England streams and rivers. Many fisherman cite the Killer Bug as their most successful fly, so it’s a good addition for …

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