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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 guides, ties flies, teaches classes and holds a record
83 months in a row
 
catching a trout on a dry fly on the Farmington River.

 

Used & Clearance Fly Rods, Fly Reels
& Store Specials

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 LRH Lightweight reel, for 4-6wt lines, great condition$175
Hardy Featherweight reel, for 3-5wt lines, great condition$175
Baby Marryat 2 reel, for 2-3wt lines, great condition$160
Orvis HLS,  9', 5wt. 4 piece, good condition $125
Abel Creek #1 reel Combo Kit in bronze (large arbor reel & standard arbor spool), includes extra reel foot, for 2-4wt lines, excellent condition$300
Redington Drift 5/6 reel, for 5-6wt lines, black, like new$60
Scott A3,  9', 8wt. 4 piece, great condition $165
Hardy Glass "The Stream", 7', 3wt. 2 piece, great condition$225
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
Abel X-Stream reel, for 10-12wt lines, green spool, black frame, excellent condition$250
Abel X-Stream reel, for 10-12wt lines, black, excellent condition$250
Sage 3200 reel and extra spool, for 3-4wt lines, excellent condition$240
Scott G2, 8' 8", 5 wt, 4 piece, excellent condition$375
Marryat MR9 reel with extra spool, for 8-10wt lines, great condition$200
Orvis Access V, Mid-Arbor reel with extra spool, for 9-11wt lines, like new$200
Ross Evolution reel with extra spool, for 7-8wt lines, good condition$200
Orvis Helios 8'4", 3wt. 4 piece, Tip Flex 9.5, good condition$250
TFO BVK, 8', 3wt. 4 piece, great condition$175
G. Loomis IMX, 9', 6wt. 4 piece, great condition$200
Orvis HLS , 9', 6wt. 2 piece, great condition$125
Orvis Zero Gravity Helios, 8'6", 3wt. 4 piece, Mid Flex 8.0, excellent condition$350
Winston BIII-SX, 9' 6wt. 4 piece, new condition with warranty$477
Redington Tempt, 7'6", 3 wt, 4 piece, excellent condition$100
Orvis Zero Gravity Helios Ion, 7'6", 3wt. 4 piece, Mid Flex 7.5, great condition$300
Orvis Trident TL, 9', 8 wt, Tip Flex 10.0, 2 piece, good condition$120
Orvis Trident TLS Mid Flex 7.0, 9ft, 8wt. 2 piece, excellent condition $160
Echo Carbon,  9', 6wt. 4 piece, good condition$90
Sage XI3,  9', 12wt. 4 piece, good condition, no tube $300
Orvis Trident TLS, 9', 8 wt, Tip Flex 10.0, 2 piece, great condition$140

Classic Bamboo, Glass and Graphite Rods, Classic Reels

Cortland 444 Ltd. Impregnated, 8', 8wt., 4 1/4 oz., 2/2, good condition$150
Orvis Impregnated Madison, 8', 8wt., 4 3/8 oz., 2/1, serial #621915, good condition, casts 7 & 8 wt. beautifully$175
Leonard Duracane ("The Duracane"), Tom Maxwell era, 7', 4wt. 2/2, serial #328, great condition$900
Uslan Model #8014, penta, 8', 4 1/4 oz., 2/2, great condition$600
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 reel with extra spool, for 5-7wt lines, good condition, Made in England$200
Hardy Princess reel with extra spool, for 5-7wt lines, great condition, two screw line guard.$325
Orvis CFO IV spool (#1), for 5-6wt lines, good condition$50
Orvis CFO IV spool (#2), for 5-6wt lines, good condition$50

Sale and Clearance

Winston WT, 8' 4wt. 3 piece, new, clearance, was $750$450
Lamson ARX 4+ reel for spey lines, new, clearance, was $499$300
Winston GVX Select, 9' 8wt. 4 piece, new, clearance, was $565$340
Sage VXP, 9' 5wt. 4 piece, new, clearance, was $495$325
Sage VXP 379-4, 7'9", 3 wt, 4 piece, new, clearance, was $485$300
Sage VXP 690-4, 9' 6 wt, 4 piece, new, clearance, was $495$325
Echo SR Switch rod, no bag, 10' 10", 8wt. 4 piece, new, clearance, was $329.99$200
Redington Link, 9' 9wt. 4 piece, new, clearance$175
Redington Link, 9' 10wt. 4 piece, new, clearance$175
Greys GR50, 7ft, 3 weight, 4 piece, new, clearance, was $169.99$85
Greys GR50, 6ft, 3 weight, 4 piece, new, clearance, was $169.99$85
Greys GR30, 9ft, 6 weight, 4 piece, new, clearance, was $129.99$70
Greys Streamflex XF2, 10ft, 5 weight, 4 piece, new, clearance, was $319$175
Greys Streamflex XF2, 9ft, 3 weight, 4 piece, new, clearance, was $299$175
Greys Streamflex XF2, 9ft, 4 weight, 4 piece, new, clearance, was $289$175
Lamson Konic 3.5 spool for 7-8wt lines, new, clearance, was $75$45
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
Simms G3 Guide Wader, sizes Small, XXL available, new, clearance, was $449$250
Simms G3 Guide Wader, size XL King, new, clearance, was $499$300
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
Korkers Redside Wading Boots, Size 9 new, clearance, was $109.99$60

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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