By Bill Thompson
Slowly, but surely we are closing in on spring, opening day for salmon season is only 24 days away. I guess that it is safe to say that ice-out may take a little longer. Fishing fever is starting to spread and judging by the many anglers we talked to this past weekend at the New Hampshire Fly Fishing Show, a lot of people can't wait. I had two emails this week, from folks from away, inquiring about fishing the Saco next week. Sadly, I had to inform them that the prospects were dim. "Wait until Memorial Day," I told them.
Last Updated on Friday, 07 March 2014 06:36
I am not ready to surrender yet, besides with all the snow who would see your white flag, but the snow is starting to get to me. I know good for the skiers, but not so good for those of us who shovel. Relief is on the way and spring is but a few short weeks away. For those who need a good dose of fly fishing, the show season is just starting to gear up.
Last Updated on Friday, 21 February 2014 04:27
Tying flies, that's what it is all about at the shop during the winter months. Nate Hill is already into the fourth week of his beginners fly tying class, held every Thursday night at the shop. Last Thursday morning, I completed, I think, the eighth episode of "Fly Tying 101" for Valley Vision TV. And of course the Liars and Tyers have been meeting at the shop every Saturday morning since last November.
Last Updated on Friday, 14 February 2014 04:53
The fly fishing social event of the year is just a couple of weeks away. New Hampshire anglers are eagerly awaiting the return of The Fly Fishing Film Tour. This year the Northern New England premier of the Film Tour will be held at Tin Mountain Conservation Center in Albany. The date for the event is Feb. 22. The festivities begin at 6 p.m.
Last Updated on Friday, 07 February 2014 05:27
Sadly, the Patriots will not be going to the Super Bowl this year. I must admit the Broncos were the better team and my hat is off to Peyton Manning who played an exceptional game. Not sure who I am going to root for in the Super Bowl yet. I am leaning towards Denver, but I have always liked Pete Carroll and always thought he got a raw deal in New England. He had a great career at University of Southern California and has done well with the Seahawks. It should be a good game to watch, although I much would have preferred the Patriots to have been a participant.
Last Updated on Friday, 24 January 2014 06:35