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UpCountry Sportfishing
352 Main St/PO Box 70
Pine Meadow Ct. 06061

(860) 379-1952

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Pat Torrey is our resident Zen Master of nymph fishing. Here is a quick tip from his wisdom.

Blue Winged Olives and the Wet Fly

If you are the type of angler who is looking for a different kind of fall fishing experience, we at UpCountry just might have the answer for you: fish the fall Baetis with little Blue Winged Olive wets.

Almost every afternoon from mid October until the first week of December  the Farmington River has a very consistent hatch of small Baetis mayflies, size 26-28. The extended time frame of the hatch allows the fish to get pretty familiar with this food source. Most anglers fish this hatch with standard dry fly and emerger patterns, which become less and less effective as time goes on.

As an alternative: try fishing the Baetis hatch below the surface with soft hackled wet fly imitations that are seldom used. To paraphrase the late Gary LaFontaine: if you want to catch more fish, fish when other fishermen donít; fish where other fishermen donít, and fish how other fishermen donít.

Blue Wing Olive Wet
Tiemco 100 or 2487

Olive brown fur or olive thread

Blue dun wet hackle or brown zelon

Gold wire (optional)

Blue dun wet hackle

A selection of Patís wet fly patterns are available at UpCountry.


You'll find Don Butler working behind the counter much of the time, but he also ties flies, teaches classes and holds a personal record of 83
 months in a row
catching a trout on a dry fly on the Farmington River.


  Used & Clearance Fly Rods, Fly Reels

We buy and sell used fishing equipment for cash or trade. Items on this page don't last long so be sure to contact the shop as quickly as possible via email or phone if you are interested in an item. We ship anywhere in the continental U.S. and accept payment via Credit Card and Paypal.

Store Specials - toward the bottom of the page you will find various sale items, closeouts and one of a kind items. Items are limited in quantity, and are sold on a first come, first served basis. Most of these items will not be promoted in the store so please ask about them when you come in or call and we will ship them to your home.    


Used Rods and Reels

Used Price
 Orvis Battenkill Disc 8/9 reel, made in England, good condition $60
Galvan OB-3 reel and extra spool, for 3-5wt lines, in silver color, great condition $225
Orvis Hydros 8.5', 5wt, 4 piece, Tip Flex 9.5, good condition$175
TFO TiCr, 12ft, 12 weight, 4 piece, good condition$120
Waterworks Purist 2 reel, for 3-5wt lines, great condition $250
White River Classic UL 2 7/16" reel, for 1-3wt lines, good condition $50
Scientific Angler System 2 23L reel and two extra spools, for 2-3wt lines, good condition$120
Scientific Angler System 2 89L reel and 89M extra spool, for 8-9wt lines, good condition$60
G. Loomis Crosscurrent, 9', 10 wt, 3 piece, excellent condition$225
Orvis Trident TLS, 9', 5wt, 2 piece, Mid Flex 6.5, great condition$150
 Baby Marryat 2 reel, for 2-3wt lines, excellent condition$160
Diamondback Graphite Boron, 9', 8/9 wt, 2 piece, good condition$125
G. Loomis GLX, 9', 12 wt, 2 piece, like new$250
Sage 3100 reel and extra spool, for 1-3wt lines, excellent condition$240
Sage 3200 reel and extra spool, for 3-4wt lines, excellent condition$240
Orvis HLS , 9', 6wt. 2 piece, great condition$125
 Redington Tempt, 7'6", 3 wt, 4 piece, excellent condition$100
Orvis Hydros IV Large Arbor spool, in titanium finish, like new condition $75
Lamson Litespeed Hard Alox #4 spool, excellent condition $100
Lamson Litespeed #2 spool, great condition $50
Lamson Litespeed #2 spool, great condition $50

Classic Bamboo, Glass and Graphite Rods, Classic Reels

Diamondback Diamondglass, made in VT, 6', 5wt, 2 piece, great condition$250
J. Austin Forbes Avon 2.5" reel, for 1-3wt lines, in silver finish, good condition   $125
Cortland 444 Ltd. Impregnated, 8', 8wt., 4 1/4 oz., 2/2, good condition$150
Uslan Model #8014, penta, 8', 4 1/4 oz., 2/2, great condition$600
Orvis "All Rounder" graphite, 8'3", 7 wt. 2 piece, 2 7/8oz., made 05/84, great condition$125
Orvis "All Rounder" graphite, 8', 7 wt. 4 piece, 3 oz., made 10/85, great condition$150
Orvis "Advantage" graphite, 9', 7 wt. 4 piece, 4 1/4 oz., removable fighting butt, excellent condition$125
Orvis Mitey Mite fly/spin, 5ft, 1 3/4 oz., 2 piece, HEG 5, 1 Tip, Serial # 72802, excellent condition$550
Leonard Graftek, 7', 4 wt, 2 piece, good condition$200
Hardy Princess spool, good condition $50
Hardy Princess spool, fair condition $40

Sale and Clearance

Diamondback Glass, 7ft, 3 weight, 3 piece, new, clearance, was $299$175
Diamondback Glass, 8ft, 4 weight, 3 piece, new, clearance, was $299$175
G. Loomis Crosscurrent, 11' 3", 10wt. 4 piece, new, clearance, was $500$300
G. Loomis Crosscurrent, 11' 3", 12wt. 4 piece, new, clearance, was $500$300
St. Croix High Stick Drifter, 9' 6" 4wt. 4 piece, was $340$250
 Hardy St. George Jr. 2 9/16" reel, black, for 0-3wt lines, new, clearance, was $750$500
Sage Response 1290-4, 9ft 12wt. 4 piece, was $395$225
Redington Pursuit, 9' 6wt. 4 piece, new, clearance$70
Redington Pursuit, 9' 5wt. 2 piece, new, clearance$70
   Redington Link, 9' 9wt. 4 piece, new, clearance$175
Sage 6080 spool for 7-8wt lines in Platinum finish, new, clearance, was $275$145
Sage 6010 spool for 9-10wt lines in Stealth finish, new, clearance, was $295$155
Sage 6010 spool for 9-10wt lines in Storm finish, new, clearance, was $295$155


Clearance Items

Sale Price
Chota Lost Creek wading boot, size 13 available, new, clearance, was $175$100
Simms Freestone Vibram wading shoe, sizes 8, 15 available, new, clearance, was $139$75
Simms G3 Guide Wader, sizes 3XL, 4XL available, new, clearance, was $599$300
Simms Freestone Pant, sizes Small, XXL avalable, new, clearance, was $229$150
Snowbee-Waldron vise, new, clearance, was $475$300

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