The Best Fly-Fishing Rivers: Androscoggin River, New Hampshire

I started taking fly-fishing lessons earlier this year, and I’m already starting to get the bug—so to speak—for the sport. What are your favorite fly-fishing rivers in the Northeast?


Androscoggin River.     Photo: Harris Shiffman/Shutterstock

A:The Androscoggin, which flows through the White Mountains of New Hampshire before cutting across Maine, used to be the lifeblood of the paper industry in northern New England. It was also one of the most polluted before clean water laws resuscitated it. The foam-filled upper stretch before Berlin has always remained a clean and fertile home for trout, bass, and even some land-locked salmon. Hire a guide from New Hampshire Rivers to show you the way.

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