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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
Sage ESN 3110-4, 11', 3wt, 4 piece, excellent condition$450
Winston LT, 6'9", 4wt, 5 piece, excellent condition$300
T&T ATS, 10', 5wt, 4 piece, great condition$425
Scott ARC, 10', 7wt, 4 piece, excellent condition$225
T&T Helix, 9', 10wt, 4 piece, great condition$275
Abel TR-3 reel and extra spool, for 6-8wt lines, good condition$215
Abel 3N reel, for 7-9wt lines, good condition$225
Fin-Nor #2 reel, RHW, direct drive, for 7-9wt lines, good condition$200
Fin-Nor #3 reel, RHW, direct drive, for 8-10wt lines, good condition$225
 Scott G Series, 9', 4wt, 4 piece, great condition$400
Scott G Series, 10', 8wt, 4 piece, good condition$200
Orvis Trident TL, 9', 6wt, 4 piece, Mid Flex 7.0, like new$160
St Croix Bank Robber 9', 6wt, 4 piece, good condition$225
St Croix High Stick Drifter 9'6", 4wt, 4 piece, like new$250
Orvis Multiplier Disc 5/6 reel and extra spool, for 5-6wt lines, great condition$100
Orvis TLS Power Matrix, 8'6", 5wt, 4 piece, Mid Flex 7.0, good condition$150
Sage Fli 476-4, 7'6", 4wt, 4 piece, excellent condition, bag no tube$125
Winston IM6, 9', 5wt, 2 piece, excellent condition$375
Scott G2, 8'8", 5wt, 4 piece, excellent condition$375
  Sage Launch 890-2, 9', 8wt, 2 piece, excellent condition$110
Teton 9-11 reel and extra spool, for 9-11wt lines, great condition$150
Cabelas RLS+ #1 reel, for 3-5wt lines, great condition$75
Sage Circa 389-4, 8' 9", 3wt, 4 piece, excellent condition$450
Echo 590-4X, 9', 5wt, 4 piece, sock only/no tube, great condition $80
Scott A4, 9', 9wt, 4 piece, sock only/no tube, excellent condition$200
Lamson LP #3 reel, excellent condition, for 6-7wt lines$130
Ross Vexsis green reel and black extra spool, for 2-4wt lines, excellent condition$200
Scientific Angler System 2 89M reel and 89M extra spool, for 8-9wt lines, great condition$70
Scientific Angler System 2 89L reel, for 8-9wt lines, Made In England, great condition$50
Scott S4 957-4, 9'6", 7wt, 4 piece, sock only/no tube, great condition$300
Sage VPS 1090-2, 9', 10wt, 2 piece, good condition$160
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
Orvis T3, 9', 9wt, 2 piece, Tip Flex 8.0, great condition$200
  TFO TiCr, 12ft, 12 weight, 4 piece, good condition$120
Waterworks Purist 2 reel, for 3-5wt lines, great condition $250
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
Orvis HLS , 9', 6wt. 2 piece, great condition$125

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 Mitey Mite fly/spin, 5ft, 1 3/4 oz., 2 piece, HEG 5, 1 Tip, Serial # 72802, excellent condition$550
Hardy St. John spool, excellent condition $100
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
 Hardy St. George Jr. 2 9/16" reel, black, for 0-3wt lines, new, clearance, was $750$500
 Redington Link, 9' 9wt. 4 piece, new, clearance$175


Miscellaneous Used & Clearance Items

Sale Price
Chota Lost Creek wading boot, size 13 available, new, clearance, was $175$100
Simms Freestone Vibram wading shoe, size 8 available, new, clearance, was $139$75
Simms Freestone Wader, size S, new, clearance, was $249.99$175
Simms Freestone Pant, sizes Small, available, new, clearance, was $229$150

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