More Sketchy Fishin’

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Amazing what kind of environments seem inviting when large brown trout are rumored to be in residence. Access is golden.

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Maria Snags Fish Camp Rainbow Record…

New Hampshire Fly Fishing: Rainbow Trout

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Maria floats an attractor fly over the back of a sunken boulder for the hit of the day…

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Screaming like a person aflame while landing a fish results in the fish displaying complex acrobatics…this healthy rainbow trout jumped three times before making his way to the net.

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What a treat to see Maria land her biggest fish yet…back out on the river this evening per her request.

Streeter Pond Overachievers

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Streeter Pond Overachievers

“Spunky”: For chilly mornings and late afternoons, early season.  Traditional name-Black Ghost

“Confucious”: Draws strikes in swirly, unsettled weather in between downpours.  Traditional name-Royal Coachman

“Depthuty”: Sunny afternoons mid season, when the surface is quiet.  Traditional name-Wooly Bugger

“Lazypants”: Clear days with high pressure, when there is some action on the top, but fish are rolling without gusto.  Draws strikes trolling and casting to ripples.  Traditional name-Black Gnat, Dry Fly

Dehydration/starvation on Coffin with Cannon…what?

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This illustrates one reason why it is so hard to move from ponds to rivers. The cool air has trout leaving ripples in rapid fire succession, a phenomena that makes it almost impossible for a fisherman to leave…despite total dehydration and lack of a square lunch. This is my famished 13 year old nephew casting to the ripples on Coffin Pond in Franconia. That’s Cannon Mountain behind him…