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Forum: General Discussion 12-17-2015, 07:54 PM
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Posted By natefish
Patrick was indeed a good guy. He was a good...

Patrick was indeed a good guy. He was a good friend of mine and a roommate for two years. I wrote a tribute about him that I posted on the funeral home's website. you can read it here....
Forum: General Discussion 12-07-2015, 09:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,203
Posted By natefish
I would tend to agree. Some of our more remote...

I would tend to agree. Some of our more remote rivers still have a duff layer. These are the best wild trout streams we have left. When we studied one river this year the biologists told me it was...
Forum: Conservation Issues 12-03-2015, 11:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,044
Posted By natefish
Thanks again Dan. Update: We surveyed the river...

Thanks again Dan. Update: We surveyed the river with Dianne Timmons (NH Fish and Game)and Mark Prout (USFS) this fall. While we have not received final numbers they were looking very good at time of...
Forum: General Discussion 12-03-2015, 11:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,203
Posted By natefish
Earthworms eat leaves...They are all over NE and...

Earthworms eat leaves...They are all over NE and there used to be none. How could they not make a dramatic impact to our forest ecosystems? Read [I]The History of Fishing in NH. Our forests once had...
Forum: Conservation Issues 10-20-2015, 09:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,044
Posted By natefish
Well done my friend. This fall we surveyed the...

Well done my friend. This fall we surveyed the river with Fish and Game. The data closely matches what was found back in 1958....over 40lbs a hectar of trout. What was most impressive to me was the...
Forum: Saltwater Section 03-31-2015, 07:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,289
Posted By natefish
Nice report! I might have to give those big boys...

Nice report! I might have to give those big boys a shot when I'm down that way in April. Just hooking one of those things is amazing. A great example that fly fishing is about much more than landing...
Forum: General Discussion 01-03-2015, 06:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,910
Posted By natefish
Sorry to hear! Remember these before you head...

Sorry to hear! Remember these before you head online to shop for gear!
Forum: General Discussion 01-03-2015, 12:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,910
Posted By natefish
Support your local fly shops!

The margins are thin and the competition are big box stores that lack personal service and expertise. Support these locally owned shops while you still can! Feel free to add your favorite local shops...
Forum: General Discussion 10-29-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 28,415
Posted By natefish
Flyfreak and I have decided that this forum is...

Flyfreak and I have decided that this forum is not a productive place for discussions like this one...which is too bad. If you would like to learn more You can contact Flyfreak or Myself via pm....
Forum: General Discussion 10-23-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,568
Posted By natefish
There are some good browns, I've taken them to...

There are some good browns, I've taken them to 20". The Andro has a larger population of wild rainbows though, with fish to 18"+ not uncommon. The average fish are from 8-14". The river is Catch and...
Forum: General Discussion 10-21-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,568
Posted By natefish
Far From Over

Epic BWO hatch today on the Andro. My favorite time of the year to fish the river. Will keep me busy until the skiing is worth while.
Forum: Pro Forum 10-12-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 3,036
Posted By natefish
Andro Float Trips

Float trips have been very productive as of late. Yesterday we saw perhaps the best BWO hatch I have ever seen on the river. Note that the lower Andro is open to fishing year round. Some of the...
Forum: General Discussion 09-21-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,181
Posted By natefish
Operation Game thief

1-800-344-4262...I've called at least five times this summer. They don't always get there in time, but sometimes they do. I call right when I see someone poaching.
Forum: General Discussion 08-17-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,142
Posted By natefish
Beetles, ants, and foam rubber leg bugs. Also...

Beetles, ants, and foam rubber leg bugs. Also flying ant swarms could start the next hot and humid day that we have. These ants are size 16 cinnamon and honey to size 20-30 chocolate brown. When they...
Forum: General Discussion 08-05-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 13,295
Posted By natefish
Reed, I see now that you meant " limit...

Reed,

I see now that you meant " limit myself to catch six fish" not keep six fish. That makes much more sense. I'll still hold that all gamefish are too valuable to keep.
Forum: General Discussion 08-05-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,182
Posted By natefish
Easier to catch the slam if they are not wild...

Easier to catch the slam if they are not wild fish... I've done it plenty of times on the Andro.
Forum: General Discussion 08-05-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 13,295
Posted By natefish
Reed, I for one do appreciate your thoughts....

Reed,

I for one do appreciate your thoughts. You are correct that it is hypocritical to espouse the values of catch and release but then handle fish incorrectly. Where I think you are misguided is...
Forum: General Discussion 08-05-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,182
Posted By natefish
Wild brookies are very rare in the Andro but I do...

Wild brookies are very rare in the Andro but I do get them on occasion. Only in very specific places. This year a cleint had one shake off that was under 6". This one was a better fish of 12-13...
Forum: General Discussion 08-03-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 13,295
Posted By natefish
Big wild trout in NH are not easy to find...But...

Big wild trout in NH are not easy to find...But they do exist.
Forum: General Discussion 07-31-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 13,295
Posted By natefish
A few clarifications. Access to the...

A few clarifications.

Access to the Magalloway river in Maine has as good of access as the Trophy Stretch on the Connecticut in NH.

There are few large wild trout in the Trophy Stretch of the...
Forum: General Discussion 07-30-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 13,295
Posted By natefish
And for the record...this is a good discussion,...

And for the record...this is a good discussion, we should try to keep facts at the forefront and emotions on the sidelines. Cotter, you are correct that there are tributaries to the Saco that have...
Forum: General Discussion 07-30-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 13,295
Posted By natefish
For the record...the Saco and Ammonusuc rivers...

For the record...the Saco and Ammonusuc rivers historically held wild brook trout over four pounds. Our lakes once held brook trout up to 10 lbs. Read "Fishing in NH A thorough History" by Jack Noon,...
Forum: General Discussion 07-23-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,323
Posted By natefish
Been getting into them...you can read a full...

Been getting into them...you can read a full report on my website.
Forum: Off Topic 06-29-2014, 10:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,342
Posted By natefish
Caught red handed!

Caught red handed!
Forum: General Discussion 05-31-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,324
Posted By natefish
So I actually found a Budwieser owned recycling...

So I actually found a Budwieser owned recycling facility up in Berlin NH. As I drove past I thought, "Well that is a good idea." I got out of my car to take a picture of the sign and was shocked to...
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