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Special Package: 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. Your stay with us on the Androscoggin River in northern NH will rival that of any sport fishing camp or fishing lodge in the northeast. Our clients tell us this is the best fly fishing in New Hampshire.  See pictures of the lodge.

The upper Androscoggin is a big river with prolific insect hatches. In most years the Alder Fly (zebra caddis) hatch reaches epic proportions. The giant hexagenia mayfly hatch emerges late in the evening in late June and extends into July on many of the trout ponds of the Great North Woods of New Hampshire. 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.) Watch our Androscoggin River slide show , June trip flash and alder fly video clips, to see for yourself. View the videos on YouTube. Read about the experience one of our guests had. <click here

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 have put together an all-inclusive "Special Fly Fishing Vacation Package" that unlocks the secrets of the Great North Woods for you and a few friends in our fishing lodge in Errol, NH on the Androscoggin River.

Your trip will begin when you arrive in the afternoon in time for dinner. In June it stays light until 9PM, we will fish a couple hours after dinner.  The next morning we will eat an early, hearty breakfast and head out to fish the river. Whether in the drift boat or wading, we will target the best spots on the river. We will fish until about noon, have lunch on the river, fish the afternoon and afterward head back to the lodge and the conclusion of your trip. Each day you will have half-day on the drift boat and half-day wading the river or paddling on a pristine trout pond.

Special Fly Fishing Lodge All-inclusive Lodge Package Highlights:

  •  Guided fishing - Androscoggin River and pristine trout ponds
  •  Lodging
  •  All meals
  •  Instruction, as required
  •  Flies, Rods and waders provided at no charge
  •  Excellent fishing, beautiful scenery and wildlife viewing
  • See calendar below for open dates

Special Offer!! 2017

We are offering the complete Androscoggin River fly fishing All-inclusive vacation package at a Special price!

  • $340/person per day
  • $320/person for two or more people for two or more days
  • Extra nights or non-angling spouse lodging/meals $80

Since we provide personal service, we can only accommodate 4 guided clients at a time, but have lodging rooms available if you want to stay an extra night or two and fish on your own. Or bring your spouse or non-fishing friend for only $80/night including lodging and meals. Also, contact us if you have a larger group.

We love to teach beginners, but also offer a quality fly fishing experience to anglers at all levels. Fishing the Alder Fly hatch and the hexagenia hatch is a dry fly fishing treat for any angler. Many clients that take the Special Package trip have never fly fished before. All of them catch fish, so this is also a great way for "Total immersion fly fishing lessons." It could be the best beginner fly fishing vacation anywhere.

In September the river cools down and the fishing heats up! In September,  the most beautiful time of the year, the fish are hungry! Fishing and foliage - what a combination!! Your morning fishing will either be from the driftboat; wading the hot spots on the river; or casting dry flies to rising brook trout on a remote pond. If you were on the boat in the morning, your afternoon will either be spent wading the river, a small trout stream or on a remote trout pond casting to the ring of the rise. Book now to reserve your preferred dates!

Your trip starts before dinner on your arrival date and finishes after your fishing the following day, unless you arrange to stay over an extra night. Call or drop us an email to reserve a spot or get more information.

Arrival Date Available spots
June 14 Two openings
June 15 One opening
June 16 No openings
June 17 No openings
June 18 No openings
June 19 One opening
June 20 No openings
June 21 No openings
June 22 No openings
June 23 One opening
June 24 No openings
June 25 No openings
June 26 Four openings
June 27 No openings

Special pricing for 2017

Meals, lodging, half-day drift boat, half-day wading, two hours after dinner fishing the evening rise on a trout pond or the river:

  • $340 for one person
  • $320 each for two people for two or more days!
  • Extra nights or non-angling spouse lodging/meals $80

If you can't make it during our Special Package dates, you can still book a driftboat or wading trip on the Connecticut River, Upper Androscoggin (13-Mile Woods section) or Lower Androscoggin (Trophy section to the Maine border.) Call 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!

In September the foliage display is nothing short of spectacular. Click on the photo below for a spectacular panoramic view.

Arrival Date Available spots
September 20 Two openings
September 21 Four openings
September 22 One opening
September 23 No openings
September 24 Four openings

September 25

Four openings
September 26 Four openings

 

 

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