Tall Timber Lodge

Every summer, I do a long weekend at Tall Timber Lodge.  Great lake and river fly fishing, friendly service, and amazing food. I will be heading up for my tenth visit next month.

It is a family-run operation, with various siblings running the front desk, kitchen, and guide service. You can choose to fish Back Lake right off the shores.

I prefer to fish for wild atlantic salmon and big brookies and rainbows in the much-heralded tailwaters of the Connecticut River.  Bottom-released water makes for a controlled temperature, and there’s a fly-fishing-only section, too. There’s a nice mix of runs, glides, and pools. Really amazing water.

One time, over three-and-a-half days, I landed 48 trout and landlocked salmon.

At the end of the day, I head to the Lodge’s bar area. An insane assortment of seafood, game, and steaks. Home-made desserts. Generous pours from the bartenders. I think there’s nothing better after a 12-hour fishing outing than a cold beer and a steak.

I love going there. It is like stepping back in time. I’m not associated with the Lodge in any way. I’m just a fan.

There’s a hypnotic video up top. It really captures the beauty of the river.


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