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.
Season Wrap Up
by Steve Angers
20 October 2018
Where did the time go! Weren't we just sliding into our favorite pond for Opening Day of Trout Season? Weren't we just wading into the swollen rivers to chase large brown trout? Weren't we just putting on our sink tip fly lines to get deep for spring trout?
Feels like we just got started with the trout fishing and another season ends. It was another action packed year that just flew by. I still have a half dozen places on my list to fish and I guess they will have to wait until next year.
Being the second full season that Leslie and I have managed the Shop, it was great to see some regular faces and to share in the angling stories with all of you. We learn so much by seeing you and hearing from all of you. Hopefully you learn a little from us as well.
The Valley did not disappoint this year. There was non stop fishing action from April until October 15th. Special thanks go out to NH Fish & Game for an excellent job on the Ellis River and to the owners of the Goodrich Falls Dam to make the comeback of the Ellis a happening thing.
We are working with F&G to get an extended season fishing here in the Valley, but for now we will continue to run up to the Androscoggin in Gorham or down to the Cocheco in Dover to satisfy the fishing jones.
Thanks again to everyone and always remember to
TRUST YOUR FLY!
Fall Has Arrived!
by Steve Angers
19 September 2018
As the days grow shorter and the temps get cooler, we are reminded that Fall has arrived. Fall is my favorite season to be in the outdoors pursuing trout and salmon.
While waiting for the Fall rains to arrive and recharge the water, continuing to ply the cool clear waters of the MWV with midges and blue wing olives is challenging. But when the fish are turned on to these small creatures the fishing can be exceptional.
If you like fast and furious action the native brook trout are bulking up for the spawn and the long winter ahead. High floating dry flies of beadhead nymphs will make for a day of fast action.
The best part of fishing this time of year...….No crowds. You can visit some of the most popular spots in the Valley, like the FFO section of the Saco, and at times have it all to your self.
Once the rains arrive and the trout head to spawning grounds big streamers will rule the day. I love throwing streamers and Fall is the best time for big, aggressive, territory protecting fish. Once you have had a strike from one of these magnificent fish you will never forget where you were and what fly the fish took.
As you look through you fly box for that magic fly, take in the crisp Fall air and the beautiful surroundings.. After you have tied on your selection remember to always
TRUST YOUR FLY!