Welcome to New Hampshire Rivers Guide Service
Learn to Fly Fish in 2020!
Northeast Fly Fishing School
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Rivers Guide service is dedicated to providing you with a New England
fly fishing experience
that you will never forget. Whether it is a drift boat trip
for trout and salmon on a major New Hampshire river, such as the
Connecticut ; a wading trip on a stream or the Pemigewasset River;
or a canoe trip to a pristine New Hampshire brook trout pond,
you will have the opportunity to view wildlife,
enjoy wonderful natural sights and catch beautiful fish. A
day fly fishing for trout and salmon with a New Hampshire Rivers
guide will enhance your vacation or help you relax on a business
trip to Boston, Concord, Manchester, Nashua, Portsmouth or North
Conway. OR how about a drift boat trip feisty smallmouth
fly fishing angler will have the opportunity to match their skills
against some of the largest, wariest fish in New England (and maybe
even learn something new in the process.) Beginners
will find expert fly
fishing instruction, patient coaching and a friendly, positive
attitude to help them develop their skills. We operate the
Northeast Fly Fishing
to offer you the best possible fly fishing instruction at a very
good price. Whether you come to our fly fishing school or
take a guided trip, you will learn to fly fish on some of the most
beautiful waters in New England. We teach you much more than just
how to fly cast. Learn to fly fish from us and you will have
a strong foundation on which to build a long future in this wonderful
Plan your New Hampshire Guide Fly Fishing trip
Whether it is
a half-day wading or drift boat trip or one of our all-inclusive
packages, we are committed to provide the most professional guided
fly fishing trips in New England. Take a New Hampshire fly
fishing trip with us, you'll be glad you did. Schedule your
trip now to assure availability of prime dates for best New Hampshire
fly fishing for trout, and good insect hatches for the peak season.
Call or email now, while prime
dates are still available!
to get away for a few days to the North Country of New Hampshire
for a fly fishing trip with your buddies or family, but are concerned
about the high price of a remote NH
fishing lodge? We have a solution for you! Every
summer we time our fishing trips to the Great North Woods in northern
New Hampshire to coincide with the best hatches of the year. The
caddis and mayfly hatches emerge from mid-June into July on the
and other Great North Woods of New Hampshire rivers and ponds. In
September the fly fishing is also great as the water cools and the
fish pack on the protein for the spawn and winter. To take
advantage of the great NH fishing we have put together some all-inclusive
fishing trips. This all-inclusive Special
Package is designed to offer great NH fishing at a great value!
These trips offer great fishing experiences for our clients.
See the YouTube
videos of many of the client trips. These
special package trips include lodging, meals, guided fishing, instruction
as needed and free loaner gear.
Watch the Flash
video of the Dead Diamond River, the largest undammed wild brook
trout river in New Hampshire. A special treat for clients who attend
our Special Package trip.
NH Rivers Guide
View our YouTube
channel for hundreds of fly fishing videos from New Hampshire
and other parts of New England.
Every year Parker goes on a few trips with me. We always have a
great time and seem to always get into some nice fish, whether it
is fly fishing in NH, MA or CT. <Take
Brothers Ray and Paul
and sister Lorraine and nephew Ronnie spent two days with us on
the Androscoggin River in the Great North Woods of New Hampshire
with our Special Package. Learn about their guide trip. <trip>
School principal Jack Corry wanted to brush up on his fly fishing
skills after a 30-year hiatus. He was amazed at the fish he
caught on the Pemigewasset River! <click
Paul wanted daughter
Natalie to catch a fish on a fly, so he asked us to take them on
a guided drift boat trip on the Androscoggin River. <See
how they did>
Rich Barnes always wanted
to learn how to fly fish. His birthday wish came true when
his family treated him to a guided NH learn-to-fly-fish trip to
the Contoocook River. To see the pictures - <click
Rich Ranone's wife Kim
gave him a birthday gift - 2 days guided fly fishing for trout in
New Hampshire. See his nice Newfound River brook trout.
The Cullen family wanted
to surprise dad Jay with a cool birthday gift certificate. Megan
and Tim joined dad for his NH guide fly fishing adventure. See
the trip to the Contoocook River.
guided fly fishing trip or learn to fly fish lesson makes a
great gift for an anniversary, Father's Day, birthday or any
email the pdf, so it's a great last-minute gift!
a Fly Fishing Gift Certificate today!
Howard Clowes and his
wife and daughter visited Boston to look at colleges for his daughter.
Howard wanted to experience dry fly trout fishing in NH. Here's
what we found on the Newfound
Mark came to New England
with his sons and wanted to experience New Hampshire fly fishing.
Here are the pictures
of their guide trip to the Piscataquog River.
Here are some
We often put
reports on the Fly Fishing New England Fishing site.
Remember, if you
want some good fly fishing in early Spring or late Fall,
Massachusetts might be the answer. Take a look at early,
mid and late season fly
fishing in Massachusetts
In the news
Article featuring Gerry in On
The Water magazine.
NH Magazine article about us - Click
After writing for the Manchester Union Leader and New Hampshire
Sunday News for eighteen years Jim is writing a monthly column
for: The New Hampshire Outdoor Gazette - Click
Jim also submitted this fictional
story to Fly Rod and Reel Magazine.
Video of NE Tailwater Presentation at Trout Unlimited Mtg -
Video (Fast forward to 9-minute mark for presentation)
NH Dept of Environmental Services - Click
Manchester Union Leader - Click
New England Travel and Life Magazine -
Hollis Brookline Journal - Click
Rivers Guide service provides licensed and insured fly fishing
guide services throughout the State
of New Hampshire, as well as northeast/central Massachusetts.
Home waters are the central and southern sections of New
Hampshire, but our fly fishing guides are knowledgeable of New
England waters from Greater Boston to the Canadian border.
We specialize in guided fly fishing, having decades of experience.
The guides are refugees from corporate America, having traded
in their laptops and pinstripes for breathable waders and fly
rods. They are "students of the game" having fly
fished throughout the U.S. from Maine to Florida and Arizona to
Alaska and many points in-between. Active in Trout
Unlimited, they participate in conservation and habitat restoration
programs throughout New Hampshire. They have provided
instruction in fly tying, and fly casting for many years and
also operate the Northeast
Fly Fishing School.
"What a great time!!! It is amazing that I found your service
with a simple internet search. I feel very lucky. I had a terrific
time. Gerry and Jim, your patience, organization, and knowledge
of the fishery were far above my expectations. To say nothing
of your value proposition!! Barb, the food was fantastic. You
all worked very hard to make this a very memorable flyfishing
experience. I will definitely be back. Lastly, noteworthy was
the fact that I caught my first fish on a dry fly. Thank You very
much for a great couple of days in the North Woods of NH.
- Regards, Ken Hammer, Chicago, IL"
"Hi Gerry, I cannot thank you enough for such a wonderful
trip. The fishing was unbelievable, the advice and help with my
technique expert and priceless, the scenery beautiful, and the
company exceptional. Everything about the day exceeded my expectations.
Thanks again for everything! George" <Link to photos
and video of salmon from October>
'I’ve been trying to figure out Fly Fishing a bit by trial
and error, and a bit by picking the brains of people I know who
fish. Spending just one day on the Connecticut River with Jim
helped me make more progress than I managed to accumulate in the
past two years. Not only did he take care of EVERYTHING (including
lunch) he was also incredibly informative; sharing tips about
casting, trout behavior, water temperature, river flow etc…
There is no question in my mind that I’ll hire Jim again
to help plan trips in the future.'
- Zac Rizzo
"I can only say that my brother and I, who have done some
guided fishing in the past, have never experienced guides who
“put themselves out” to the degree that you Gerry
and Jim do for your clients. The effort you both put into providing
us with a satisfying fishing outing is unparalleled in our experience.
But we’re not just giving you an “A for effort.”
The wild brook trout fishing you put us onto was quite simply,
and without exaggeration, one of the most unprecedented fishing
experiences I’ve ever had. And I include my fly-fishing
out West as well in that comparison."
-Ray Gagnon , Massachusetts (Full
"The day was great, the area was beautiful, and the fish
were healthy. Keep up the good work Gerry, in protecting the fish
and enhancing the fish habitat. "
- Ed Detlie, Iowa (Pictures)
"First trip on the Upper Androscoggin with Jim Norton was
like a touch of Montana. Beautiful drift boat ride through the
rips. Plenty of fish including a 2 1/4 lb Brookie.... and then
my first Rainbow (this on a 4 wt rod). As a novice fly fisherman,
I appreciated Jim's knowledge, patience and skill. His quiet and
friendly personality made me feel at home and made the trip that
much more enjoyable... This was my first..but not my last NH guided
fly fishing trip with Jim."
- Don Winston, Caribou, Maine
"Having taken up fly fishing only this season (I blame my
neighbor, Bob Wesolowski for getting me hooked on this wonderful
sport), I was very much looking forward to fishing in New England.
Since I was coming this way for business purposes, I hooked up
with Gerry Crow to show me around. What a wonderful afternoon/evening
I had with him! Not only did he show me some great streams to
fish, but he also gave me fantastic advice on casting techniques
and with fly fishing in general. Gerry, thank you for being so
patient with a rookie like me and for showing me the ropes, which
allowed me to catch several brookies that day. The evening was
topped off with a canoe trip on a local pond (a first for me!).
The hexagenia hatch was heavy and we had a fantastic time. Gerry
even took some pictures of me releasing some of my 'trophies',
which he put on the website,
allowing me to share my experiences with friends. I would recommend
Gerry Crow to anyone wanting to fly fish in New Hampshire and
I hope that he will be available next time I'm in the area. Thanks
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- William Coetzee, Westchester, NY
Ever wonder what ever happened to your old fishin' buddy that
you never see on the river any more? Maybe you can find him at
Public Records. Don't tell him we told you to look there!