The Fly Fishing Experience

Welcome to New England’s Best Fishing

The North Woods area of New Hampshire is considered one of the prime fly fishing grounds of the Eastern United States. The headwaters of the mighty Connecticut River rise near the Canadian border. As the river begins its 440-mile route to the sea, it is collected in a series of impoundment lakes. The tail-water dams disgorge the icy cold water into fast-running streams that are the perfect environment for the native brook trout, rainbows and brown trout, as well as salmon species on their annual springtime spawning run.

The sections of the Connecticut River below Second Conn Lake and First Conn Lake are reserved for fly fishing anglers only. There are shallow, rocky rapids, quiet backwater pools and fast-running deep channels. On both banks the native vegetation gives rise to the amazing variety of insect life that provide the main source of food for the voracious fish: the caddis flies, the mayflies, the duns; species the angler must know and duplicate with his artificial lure.

The result is a fishing nirvana that rivals some of the best fly fishing grounds in the country.

The Fly Fishing Trophy Stretch

And the “Trophy Stretch” of our fast-running river is only one part of the fishing experience at Lopstick. All around us in this pristine section of New Hampshire is a series of crystal-clear lakes and ponds, most open to fishing of all kinds. Rainbow Trout, Brook Trout, Landlocked Salmon, Brown Trout, and Lake Trout are all caught by both fly and casting anglers, from shore, from kayaks, canoes and rowboats, and from motorboats. Additionally, Smallmouth Bass can be found in Back Lake.

Flying Fishing on the Connecticut River for trout, brookies and rainbows

Our many guests who come for the fishing, in spring, summer and fall, enjoy our comfortable, fully equipped cabins, the convenience of our Orvis-endorsed outfitter, the knowledge of our trusted fishing guides and instructors, and the experience of spending a few joyous days in the magnificent North Woods country, and all it has to offer.

We invite you to learn more about the Fly Fishing Experience at Lopstick, and to take advantage of one of our fishing packages.

Here are the rates:
Guide Service Type 1 Person 2 People 3 People
Full Day Wade/Hunt $300 $350 $400
Half Day Wade/Hunt $175 $200 $225
Full Day Drift $425 $425 N/A
Half Day Drift $300 $300 N/A
Full Day Pike Fishing $350 $400 $450
Casting Lesson $45/hour $45/hour

Where To Fish at Lopstick

Upper Connecticut River

Starting as a trickle near the Canadian border in Pittsburg, NH, the river forms a chain of the deep, cold-water ...

Androscoggin River

Our guides can arrange drift-boat fishing on the Androscoggin River, starting near Errol, New Hampshire and running east into Maine. ...

Big Brook Bog

The 37-acre Big Brook Bog is a fly fishing only pond not far from Lopstick. Anglers will find brook trout ...

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Boat Rentals

Lopstick rents motorboats, rowboats, kayaks and canoes.

Lopstick rents out our 14 foot 9.9 horsepower motorboats to our guests and to those who are not staying with us.

We offer half day and full day motorboat rentals on First Connecticut Lake and Back Lake.

A half day rental begins at 8:00 am until noon, and pm rentals begin at 1:00 until dark.

A full day is from 8:00 am until dark.

You will meet at the Powderhorn Lodge for the Back Lake boats and the same time at the front office at Lopstick for the First Lake boats.

You will need to have a valid drivers license but don’t need a boating license.

Paperwork will need to be filled out before you can rent the boat so allow time for that.

We require you to use our life vests and seat cushions for each person in the boat.
The boats can hold up to 500 pounds each.

Rental Pricing:
The cost for a half day is $35.00 and a full day is $55.00 each.

Lopstick also rent out kayaks, tandem kayaks and canoes at $30.00 for a full day or $10.00 for an hour each.

Tandem kayaks are $35.00 for a full day and $12.00 for an hour each.

We have row boats anyone can rent at $15.00 each at these ponds.
East Inlet, Boundary Pond, Big Brook Bog, Round Pond, and Coon Brook Bog only.

Paperwork for all types of boats needs to be filled out before you can use the boats.

While it costs nothing to call ahead and reserve a boat, we ask if you are cancelling a boat please call as soon as you can to make sure that it is available for others to reserve.

Fishing Packages

Whether you are an experienced angler or someone who wants to learn the sport, Lopstick offers excellent value packages for your next stay.

Our fishing packages include:

The Lopstick Fly Fishing Experience Package

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The Lopstick Learn to Fly Fish Package

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