Fish with confidence
Our Guides - Hill Country Guide Service
Nate Hill - Head Guide
Nate takes pride in his ability to put clients on fish regardless of their ability. He recently wrote a chapter on the Ellis River for the Book 50 Best Places: Fly Fishing the Northeast by Bob Mallard. He will also be featured in the up-coming books 25 Best: Towns To Fly Fish For Trout and 50 Best Places: Fly Fishing For Brook Trout. Nate will also have a chapter dedicated to him in the upcoming photography book Passion America by William Combs.
Tom was born and raised in the Great North Woods. He knows the waters of the Errol area like the back of his hand. Floating or wading these waters with Tom will open your eyes to the variety of water and species of fish that will be caught. Tom will take you to some of the backwoods waters that produce wild trout. If you have ever wanted to chase wild trout, Tom will work long and hard to help you achieve your goal.
Mason has joined the North Country Angler Guide Team. Our newest guide, Mason has spent his entire life fishing the north side of the Mount Washington Valley. A student of the "Dean of the Andro", Mason can take you to places on the river that very few anglers ever see. Mason will go the extra mile to ensure that you have a memorable day on the water.
The Sweet Of The Year
by Steve Angers
29 May 2018
Every year there is a time that all anglers wait to arrive. It is the time where stream flows moderate and pond temperatures are perfect. Bug hatches become regular and the trout start to look up!
We search our fly boxes looking for that perfect pattern or stay up to the wee hours of the night trying to tie the perfect imitation for the next days fishing adventure. We arrive at the stream with our creation only to find that the next hatch has started.
We fish riffle water with beadhead nymphs and soft hackles until the air is filled with mayflies or caddis and then we try for the perfect drag free float to entice the trout. Is there any wonder why anglers call this the Sweet Of The Year?
Many of you will visit the Shop, looking for the right flies, the right tippet, or a word of encouragement. We will be here for you seven days a week from 8AM to 6PM until the Fourth of July. We don't want you to miss a moment of the prime fishing that begins to take place now!
So don't delay as the Sweet Of The Year is too short and the memories that will be created too precious. And always remember to
TRUST YOUR FLY!
Spring is Finally Here!
by Steve Angers
18 April 2018
One It has been a long winter here in "the valley". we didn't have much of a winter until January when the bitter cold moved in and froze the Saco River solid.
Snow cover was light and after the February thaw it was looking bad for the summer water situation with the light snowpack. And then March came along.
We had a blizzard a week during March and the snowpack grew and grew and grew. Now it was looking like the Summer water situation was going to be okay.
The snow and cold has held pretty steady in early April as well. Snow is slowly releasing and the rivers have been at seasonal levels but cold. Ponds are still white with ice and snow.
Well, Mother Nature has come to the rescue. The next 10 days are forecast to be above normal temperature leading to ice out on the ponds and a great opening to the 2018 pond fishing season.
Put on your sinking line and your favorite streamer pattern and catch some trout. And another right of Spring will come to pass.