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

Phone:
(860) 379-1952

Email:Directions to Store
UpCountrySports@
Gmail.com


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
Hook: 
Tiemco 100 or 2487

Body: 
Olive brown fur or olive thread

Tail: 
Blue dun wet hackle or brown zelon

Rib: 
Gold wire (optional)

Hackle: 
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
Hardy Ultralite  3000DD reel, for 3-5wt lines, like new $120
Orvis PM-10, 8' 6", 5wt, 4 piece, good condition$140
G. Loomis StreamDance GLX High line Speed, 10', 5 wt, 4 piece, excellent condition$325
Echo TR 4120-4 Spey, 12', 4 weight, 300-420 grains, 4 piece, no tube/no sock, plastic on handle, like new$200
Scott S4, 10', 7wt, 4 piece, sock only/no tube, excellent condition$325
Echo Edge 884-4x, 8' 4", 8 weight, 4 piece, never fished, plastic on handle$140
Scott T2H Switch, 10' 8", 5wt, 4 piece, excellent condition$400
Echo SR 5108-4 Switch, 10' 8", 5 weight, 4 piece, great condition$200
Echo 3 7110-4x Switch, 11ft, 7 weight, 4 piece, never fished, plastic on handle$250
Orvis Helios, 9', 5wt, 4 piece, Tip Flex 9.5, like new, with non-original cordura Orvis tube$375
Scott S4s, 9', 9wt, 2 piece, never fished, plastic on handle with warranty card$450
Sage VPS 1090-2, 9', 10wt, 2 piece, good condition$160
Ross CLA 2 reel, for 4-6 weight lines, good condition $120
Orvis Battenkill IV reel, for 7-9 weight lines, 3 5/8" diameter, 3 5/8oz, made in England, good condition $120
TFO Signature Series, 9', 8wt, 2 piece, sock only, good condition$70
Redington Tempt, 8'6", 5 wt, 4 piece,  good condition$90
Orvis T3, 9', 9wt, 2 piece, Tip Flex 8.0, great condition$200
Marryat MR 8 reel and 2 extra spools, for 5-7wt lines, 4.25oz, excellent condition$200
  uTFO TiCr, 12ft, 12 weight, 4 piece, good condition$120
Waterworks Purist 2 reel, for 3-5wt lines, great condition $250
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
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
Orvis Hydros IV Large Arbor SPOOL only, in titanium finish, like new condition $75
Lamson Litespeed Hard Alox #4 spool, excellent condition $100

Classic Bamboo, Glass and Graphite Rods, Classic Reels

Diamondback Diamondglass, made in VT, 6', 5wt, 2 piece, great condition$250
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 Mitey Mite fly/spin, 5ft, 1 3/4 oz., 2 piece, HEG 5, 1 Tip, Serial # 72802, excellent condition$550
Hardy Princess spool, good condition $50
Hardy Princess spool, fair condition $40

Sale and Clearance

TFO Deer Creek Switch, 11', 9wt. 4 piece, 500-700 grains, new, clearance, was $399.95$200
Diamondback Glass, 7ft, 3 weight, 3 piece, new, clearance, was $299$175
G. Loomis Crosscurrent, 11' 3", 10wt. 4 piece, new, clearance, was $500$300
 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 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 Storm finish, new, clearance, was $295$155

 

Miscellaneous Used & Clearance Items

Sale Price
Simms Riprap shoe, size 12, new, clearance, was $109.95$75
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 Freestone Wader, size S, new, clearance, was $249.99$175
Simms Freestone Pant, sizes Small, XXL avalable, new, clearance, was $229$150
Snowbee-Waldron vise, new, clearance, was $475$300

Call us at 860-379-1952 during the day to order or email: upcountrysports@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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