Thursday, August 29, 2013

Fly Fishing Lessons in New Hampshire: The Ellis River

Ellis River Facts

Location:  New Hampshire. Google Maps:
Fishing Season: April to October.  Please visit
Licensed Required: Yes, general fishing only.
Floating:  No. Walk-Wade. Wet-Wading in summer.
Entrance Fee:  No.
Camping: Yes. Both public and private, the Mt. Washington Valley (lots of options)
Length: 16.7 Miles
Origin: 6,288ft Mt. Washington
Termination: Joins the Saco River, then flows to the Atlantic Ocean.
Fly Rods: 1wt-4wt
Fly Lines:  Floating.  
Flies:  Fish are not picky, but we only share this information with our FCFF clients.

I am no expert, but I have read enough books that tell me wild brook trout, in order to reproduce and thrive, need clean cold water.  Sadly, these days, clean cold water is starting to sound like an oxymoron.  But, believe it not, just a short drive from the busy streets of North Conway, New Hampshire; you can access the Ellis River and experience some of the best wild brook trout fishing in all of New Hampshire.  In fact, there are parts of the Ellis River, that I would gladly spend the rest of my life fishing, day-dreaming, relaxing, eating, and napping (the key ingredients of a great day of fishing).

Ellis River Big Brookie +/- 10"

Fishing the Ellis River with FCFF

Please visit

Final Word:

Enjoy! The Ellis River is a good little river, filled with beautiful wild brook trout.

We hope you enjoyed reading this post.  If you have questions or comments, please feel free to do so. Many thanks and hope to see you soon.

Gone Fishing,