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!
The Time Is Now!
by Steve Angers
25 June 2018
Fourth of July is right around the corner and this means great fishing for anyone who comes to the Valley. The fishing choices are endless and the NH Fish & Game is busily emptying the hatcheries so that they can get started on next years crop of fish.
We have already seen many trout up to 3 pounds caught and released on the FFO section of the Saco River, Stretches in Bartlett are also producing nice catches of trout. The Red Quills are still hatching and some caddis hatches have started. Fish dawn or dusk for the best success and to avoid the "rubber hatch"
After a couple of years of poor results, the Ellis River is back! We have had some nice catches of trout both above and below Goodrich Falls. The Light Cahills are hatching and the yellow sallies have started. We think that you will enjoy getting reacquainted with the FFO of the Ellis.
As always, the mountain streams contain many wild and native trout. Enjoy a day with your 3 weight rod and some Wulff flies and take in the beauty of theses fish. Please practice catch and release as these fish are under attack from invasive rainbow and brown trout.
If you get up this way, stop by and say Hi! We will provide you with the most up to date information so that you have an enjoyable day on the water. And remember to
TRUST YOUR FLY!