The alder fly hatch is a massive hatch on the upper Androscoggin. It draws a large number of fish (and, occasionally, some monsters) up to the surface. I’ve missed this event over the last two years because of conflicts in my schedule. However, this year I was fortunate to find a day off during the
Fishing a new river is always a daunting task. Learning a familiar haunt is arguably more so. In recent weeks, I spent two trips fishing the Androscoggin River. I have blogged at length about my trips to this river. I’ve found that, like any big river, the Andro is anything but consistent. Fishing can turn
After my successful day off on the Androscoggin late last October right before my birthday, I decided to make it a tradition. This year was no exception. Since I’ve always wanted to fish this river from a drift boat, I booked a trip with Nate Hill from North Country Angler fly shop well in advance.
I fished the Androscoggin River this weekend. With the end of the regular fishing season looming (Oct. 15), I decided to visit the upper river. The stretch that I fished is fly-fishing only. To my surprise, I saw a fair number of fishermen out on the water. A father/son pair I talked to reported catching