TL:DR: The Millers River is great for new anglers. For the “best flies,” read below and click here. If you’re new to fly fishing, the Millers is a good choice. There are many easy-to-pick spots with convenient access. The river is heavily stocked in the spring and gets a dose, usually, in the fall, too.
Ben Ehrhardt knows well the Quinapoxet, and I’m glad he is willing to write some guest posts to share his knowledge. Thank you, Ben, for your insights and generosity! Here is his first post: The Quinapoxet is a wonderful river that doesn’t get fished too hard (except for right after stocking), and it holds trout
I’ve not had much luck at the Nissitissit, but many anglers swear by it. I have checked out some “fishy” spots, and I write this post with the caveat that I’ve not succeeded there. Here is where I’ve fished: PRESCOTT STREET BRIDGE (map coordinates) It’s fly fishing only from the bridge to the MA/NH border.
The Squannacook is an interesting river, as it goes through both urban and desolate areas. Parts of it move quickly, whereas other parts move slowly. There’s much there to explore. My favorite section is the Peter Bertozzi wildlife area, about which I blogged here. But, there are quite a few other spots worth hitting. Here