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The “dog days” are here already. The hot days of summer keep trout and anglers in the coolest locations they can find. For trout, this means the spring holes and the deepest parts of the stream or lake. For myself, and my dog, this means sleeping on the couch in front of the fan.

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Many White Mountain hikers went to Nancy Pond and Norcross Pond a long time ago, and haven’t returned. I was one of those until last Friday.

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The fly-fishing-only section of the Saco River is a 2-mile stretch of river that runs from Lucy Brook to Artist Falls Brook. It represents just 5 percent of the Saco River mileage that flows through New Hampshire.

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“It takes six years to make a golfer: three to learn the game, then another three to unlearn all you have learned in the first three years.” — Walter Hagen, pro golfer

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Last Tuesday evening, I was standing on the bridge at Chocorua Lake, along with about 30 other photographers, waiting for a chance to get a photo of the comet NEOWISE.

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Dick Stewart was the second owner of the fly shop in North Conway, purchasing the shop from Dick Surette and renaming the shop the North Country Angler. Fly fishing was experiencing one of its many upcycles when Stewart owned the shop. Thousands of flies were sold at the shop and the majorit…

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“A bad putter is like a bad apple. First, it turns your chipping game sour. Then it begins to eat into your irons and finally, cleans the head off your driver.” Sam Snead, professional golfer

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There’s something elegant about completing a loop. Out and back excursions are OK, but successfully circumnavigating an area is much more interesting. There’s more variety in the scenery and more challenge in the mapping and navigation. There’s something in the human psyche that loves finish…

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Dogged by hot weather and dry conditions, it was good that the valley got some welcome relief from the recent afternoon thunder storms. I am not a big fan of hot and humid conditions and admit that I stay close to home during these periods. However, thanks to the recent change I managed to g…

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Whether you are fishing moving water or still water, one of the skills that you should develop is reading water. “Reading water?” you ask. Yes, reading water.