One of the traditions that we have here in the Mount Washington Valley is a group of anglers who tie their own flies. This group has met at the North Country Angler Fly Shop for close to 20 years.
For the die-hard landlocked salmon fisherman, April 1 is a day that has been circled on the calendar for a very long time. April 1 marks the beginning of the land-lock salmon fishing season here in New Hampshire.
Troutman went over to the fireplace to stir the fire and throw on another log. The Old Timer dried the last dish and hung the dishcloth over the sink. The two were up at camp to see how the camp had fared over the winter.
This week, we got our first taste of spring here in the Mount Washington Valley. Temperatures rose into the 60s. The sun shone bright in the sky. Snow disappeared quickly. Solid ice disappears a little less quickly. But it is disappearing.
Fishing is one of those activities that is hard to explain to those who do not angle for fish. At times, it is even hard to explain to those who do angle for fish.
February school vacation: Skiing is at the top of the list. Wildcat, Attitash, Cranmore, King Pine, Bretton Woods — all our most popular mountains will be packed with families here to enjoy our world-class skiing.
Merriam-Webster defines a conundrum as “an intricate and difficult problem.” It also defines a conundrum as “a question or problem having only a conjectural answer.”
If you are an ice-fishing aficionado or have always wondered what ice fishing is all about, circle Feb. 1 on your calendar. The fourth annual Freedom Ice Fishing Derby takes place that day. This derby is hosted by the Freedom Firefighters Association and is their big fundraiser for the year.
As you are reading this week’s installment of North Country Angling, it is frigid. The January thaw of the last week is just a memory. However, as the owner of a fishing shop, there were several anglers and guides who shared their fishing memories from this year’s thaw.
New Hamphire has been blessed with many fine fly tyers. Names like Jim Warner, Nick Lambrou and Ellis Hatch have made New Hampshire an active part of the fly-fishing scene nationally. Before them there was Ora Smith, Wendall Folkins, and our own Dick Surrette. New Hampshire’s most famous fly…
With 2019 almost in the record books, it’s time to reflect on the year just past and to look forward to the year ahead. Learning from the past will lead to a more enjoyable future.