The Biggest Little Fly Shop in New Hampshire
Sign Up!
Welcome to North Country Angler
Monday, May 04 2015 @ 12:58 AM EDT

Welcome to the Shop


Welcome to the North Country Angler, “The Biggest Little Fly Shop in New Hampshire”. We are located in North Conway, New Hampshire, in the shadow of Mount Washington. The Saco and Ellis Rivers, two of the best fly fishing rivers in the East, are a short cast from our door step. The North Country Angler has been in the “Valley” for over forty years. We are a full service fly shop offering quality fly fishing gear and guiding. In addition to being a licensed Orvis dealer we stock a large selection of other quality name brands. We are authorized dealers for Scott, Temple Fork Outfitters and Echo rods. We are proud to sell Ross, Hardy, Waterworks/Lamson and Hatch reels. Our fly lines include: Rio, Air Flow, Scientific Anglers and Wulff. Other well known brands include: Fishpond, Loon, Dr. Slick and Montana Fly. We have a large selection of Simms waders and boots. With over 700 patterns we have one of the largest selections of flies in New Hampshire. Our fly tying selection is the best in the North Country.  HMH, Regal, Peak, Wapsi, Spirit River, Hairline and Whitting to name only a few of the brands we carry. Although we try to post up to date stream reports, in season, on this site please do not hesitate to call us for up to the minute fishing information. All of our staff are licensed New Hampshire fishing guides and stand ready to answer your questions on local conditions as well as any question you may have on equipment. Thank you for visiting our web site and when in the “Valley” please visit us at the shop. 

Bill and Janet Thompson  

A Double on the Saco

Invasive Species can ruin the environment and cost us billions of dollars. It's up to each of us to take action to protect our waters from being invaded. Fortunately, the best thing we can do is very easy - we must make sure that we are as clean as possible when we move between waters. Be A Clean Angler: Inspect - Clean - Dry




Below are the latest Valley Angler, Fishing Report, Fly Tying and Video Articles 






View Printable Version

Another Good Opening Day

Valley Angler

Valley Angler
Another Good Opening Day 
by Bill Thompson

    Opening day of trout season has passed into history and as always it was another memorable event. As in past years we were the first to arrive at our special unnamed pond. At precisely 0500 hours we arrived at our destination and began to put on our waders and assemble our rods. In a nearby tree a couple of roosting turkeys announced their displeasure at being awakened at such an early hour. A few moments later a pair of headlight appeared on the dirt road and our friend Clay Groves pulled in beside us. Clay had arranged to meet us to do an interview for his weekly fishing podcast for NHPR. 

View Printable Version

Tying the Adams

Fly Tying 101
In this installment we are going to tie a Traditional Adams and a Parachute Adams.


View Printable Version

New Hampshire Rivers Under Attack Part Two

Valley Angler

Valley Angler
New Hampshire Rivers 
Under Attack Part 2
By Bill Thompson




View from the Errol Dam the intake would be on the right 1700 feet down river
View from the Errol Dam the intake would be on the right 1700 feet down river
The Androscoggin River is also under attack. In case you haven’t heard The Balsams Resort in Dixville Notch is planning a major makeover and in the process “quadruple” the size of the ski area. The Balsams is one of New Hampshire’s most beautiful and historic grand hotels. I can remember as a teenager going to bed on election eve listing to the ballot count, The First in the Nation, from Dixville Notch; the voting took place in the hotel. Sadly the Balsams Hotel has been shut down for some time. The two newest owners, Dan Dagasse and Dan Herbert have planned to renovate and add a new addition to the existing hotel. Recently the two partners took on Les Otten as a third partner in the venture. Valley residents will remember Les from the now defunct American Ski Company. If nothing else Les is more; he thinks BIG. The plan to quadruple the ski area seems to have come from Les. As most every skier knows ski areas require water to make snow. The new company has applied for a permit from the state to draw 2.9 million cubic feet of water from the Androscoggin River daily (on an intermittent basis) from November to March 15th for snow making. 

View Printable Version

The NEW North Country Angler

General News

 This is the Admin(Lee Goldsmith) of this NEW web site for the North Country Angler.  I want to WELCOME all to the new site and give a short presentation of the features of the site for all registered users.  Below I will touch on the features that this site has that will make the site more friendly for all and give some feedback to us about the site.

Who's Online

Guest Users: 91


126 Pages Viewed
54 Unique Visits

New Users

Shop Hours

Monday 9am 5pm
Tuesday 9am 5pm  
Wednesday  Closed
Thursday 9am 5pm
Friday 9am 5pm
Saturday 9am 5pm
Sunday 10am 4pm

What's Happening








9:30 TO 12:00


MAY 2,9,23 &30





 Valley Angler

Sale Items




One of our very own guides blogs about her fly fishing adventures both local and away (a Maine term).

 No Worms




Stories last 4 days

Media Gallery last 7 days


There are no upcoming events

Random Image

Janet Thompson
Browse Album

Latest Image

South River Brook Trout
Browse Album

Current Stocking Report

New Hampshire



River Flows


New Hampshire and Vermont



Site Powered By



Site Hosted By


Site Designed By

Home of Affordable
Web Sites