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Adventures in Tenkara (Copyright William Holleran) — brown trout

New Year's Day

New Year's Day

After surviving the holidays I decided to get out there and fish on New Year’s Day. The weather was about twenty degrees above normal at a balmy fifty degrees. Truth be told I had some time and probably would have headed to the river if it was only thirty degrees as well.

I took my time getting ready on Tuesday morning, no need to rush this time of year. After a quick breakfast, I decided to head to one of my favorite rivers which are loaded with trout but also very challenging to actually land fish.

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Swift River Tenkara

Swift River Tenkara

I took Friday off of work, ran a quick errand and headed to the Swift River in central MA. It’s been extremely hot and humid during the second half of summer and I needed to get to cooler water and some good size fish.  It was a cloudy morning in the high 70’s and there were threats of a possible thunderstorm. I got to the river around 10:30 AM which was later than I hoped but some things can’t be helped. When I arrived, the small lot was pretty full so I decided to park across the street.

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Tenkara Demo Day in The White Mountains

Tenkara Demo Day in The White Mountains

North Country AnglerWe just got back from the White Mountains in New Hampshire where we put on a Tenkara demo day at North Country Angler. North Country Angler owner Steve Angers was kind enough to host us in front of his fly shop. The North Country Angler is in a prime location on Rt. 16 in North Conway NH and is a great starting point for any fly fishing in the White Mountains. It’s a full-service shop with guides and all the gear and info you will need for...


Review - Lopstick Lodge and Cabins

Review - Lopstick Lodge and Cabins

Lopstick Riffles Cabin, Pittsburg NHLast August, for vacation, my wife and I went to Pittsburg, NH for some relaxation and what I hoped would be some of the best fly fishing New England has to offer. We booked the Riffles cabin for late August, which is part of the Lopstick Lodge and Cabins resort. We chose Riffles because it is a beautiful cabin on a secluded property on Perry Stream. It’s a great spot to relax on the porch, listening to the sounds of Perry Stream. Riffles is also pet-friendly which is...