Special Fly Fishing Package: Androscoggin River - Great North
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 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
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.
In September it gets dark early, so no evening fishing.
Special Fly Fishing Lodge All-inclusive Lodge Package Highlights:
- Guided fishing - Androscoggin River and pristine
- All meals
- Instruction, as required
- Flies, Rods and waders provided at no charge
- Excellent fishing, beautiful scenery and wildlife
- See calendar below for open dates
We are offering the complete Androscoggin River fly fishing
All-inclusive vacation package at a Special price!
- $375/person per day
- Extra nights or non-angling spouse lodging/meals $90 (very
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 $90/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.
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!
trip starts before dinner on your arrival date and finishes
after your fishing the following day.
drop us an email
to reserve a spot or get more information.
Special pricing for 2020
Meals, lodging, half-day drift boat, half-day wading, (in June)
2 hours after dinner fishing the evening rise on a trout pond
or the river:
- $375 for one person
- Extra nights or non-angling spouse lodging/meals $90 (limited
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
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.
Fish and Foliage- what a beautiful combination! It isn't too early
to plan an early Fall get-away!