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Adventures in Tenkara (Copyright William Holleran) — New Hampshire

Strange Days…Tenkara in the White Mountains During Covid

Strange Days…Tenkara in the White Mountains During Covid

RBT ONE tenkara rod“Strange days have found us. Strange days have tracked us down.” Lyrics by the Doors, Jim Morrison seem appropriate for our current state of affairs. The world is being rocked by the coronavirus pandemic and on top of that, the United States appears to be going through a major transition. All of this has created a stressful situation for most of us. Fears about our future whether it be issues of health, employment, or equality have most of us on edge. So, you can imagine how excited I was to plan...


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...


Everyone gets a trophy?

Everyone gets a trophy?

White Mountains brook troutI’ve been teaching a lot of anglers how to use tenkara this season. When I tell people that you can use tenkara for all types of freshwater species, I’m often asked what my favorite is. I think people are surprised by my answer. Most of the time they are expecting me to say something like “trophy” size rainbow or brown trout in the rivers of western Massachusetts. But in reality, I’d rather be fishing for native or wild brook trout all over New England. Whether I’m fishing the thinnest blue line...


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...