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scottymarks 05-07-2013 08:22 AM

Northern NH
Well being my first post here I'll give a quick introduction. This is my first year fly-fishing since I was 18 and had the opportunity to try it out in the San Juan mtns in southern CO. I had some decent success sneaking up to pristine mountain ponds above 10,000' with a rental rod and some fly recommendations from a local shop in the area.(beginners luck?) Price and time prevented me from jumping into the sport in the years following but I continued to focus on lake/pond fishing for bass and pickerel and even some striper and tuna fishing here on the NH seacoast.

Last year the itch returned after a Memorial Day weekend trip up to Bogs Brook in Berlin, NH. We got into some native brookies about the size of my hand all caught on an ultra-light spincaster with meps or panther martin.

This spring I picked up a an Orvis Access rod and reel. I haven't caught anything yet here on the seacoast or sw NH after trying the Lamprey and Sugar rivers early in the season. I also tried the Israel River this past weekend in Jefferson, NH with no luck. These outings have been great practice for the different casting techniques and I'm now hitting my spots with fairly consistent fly turnover.

This weekend I am heading to Pittsburg, NH with my parents and fiance to get away and give a try at landing my "first" fish on a fly. (well my first in the last decade)

The plan was to hit Indian Stream and East Dead Diamond on Friday on our own and then have a guide take us to the different stretches of the CT on Saturday. Any other suggestions from those of you who are familiar with the area? Any stretches of the Indian or Diamond that we should try to find on friday? I'm sure the fly shop at Lopstick will have hatch/fly recommendations but any thoughts from those familiar with the area this time of year.

Great forum with tons of good information, thanks! I may not be able to return the favor on the fly-fishing stuff yet but if anyone has questions on landcruisers please feel free to ask!

I'll also report back with any information (and hopefully pics) from our trip after the weekend.

All the best,

jpbfly 05-07-2013 12:29 PM

Re: Northern NH
:welcome:Scott.Great intro;)Hope someone can give you infos about Indian Stream and East Dead Diamond ...You should put another post with these streams in the title;)and this icon:icon_ques

Ard 05-07-2013 01:55 PM

Re: Northern NH
Hi Scott,

Welcome to the forum.


CutThroat Leaders 05-07-2013 02:39 PM

Re: Northern NH
Welcome back to the world of fly fishing. Heading to Pittsburg NH. I use to white-tail hunt up there. Right on the Canada border. Not tons of deer, but the ones that made it through winter were BIG... I was not too big into fly fishing at that time, so I do not have much advice on the local water. Best of luck to you on your next outing.

scottymarks 05-08-2013 07:21 AM

Re: Northern NH
I hunt the Whitefield/Lancaster area each year and the population as you mentioned is not as dense but they sure do have some meat on them...

JP...I'll keep that suggestion in mind for my next post. I don't want to make a mess of the forum:doh:

Details on the fishing to follow...

kmudgn 05-11-2013 01:44 PM

Re: Northern NH
Try this website for info on NH: Welcome!

scottymarks 05-15-2013 09:23 AM

Re: Northern NH

Originally Posted by kmudgn (Post 554962)
Try this website for info on NH: Welcome!

Thanks for the heads up!

---------- Post added at 10:23 AM ---------- Previous post was at 10:22 AM ----------

Had a great weekend up North with a couple of 12-15" brookies in a remote pond and a couple Salmon heading up out of the first CT lake. No noise or light pollution really added to the whole experience. Will post some picture later once I get them off of my phone.

scottymarks 06-19-2013 07:45 PM

Re: Northern NH
So this is pretty old but trying to post links and my guess is that I need a certain post count to be able to attach files.

As a quick update I may have ruined fly fishing for life by heading out to the Frying Pan in CO. Between my brother (never fly fished before) and I ], we landed about 40 fish. We literally saw hundreds of browns and bows in the water throughout the day and evening. Hit them on nymphs and drys talk about a life altering experience!!![COLOR="Silver"][COLOR="Silver"]

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