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

Phone:
(860) 379-1952

Email:
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 quick 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 Large Arbor II , for 3 to 5wt. lines, excellent condition$110
Orvis TLS Power Matrix Tip Flex 9.5 , 9ft, 5wt. 4 piece, great condition$180
Orvis Helios Mid Flex 6.5, 9ft, 4wt. 4 piece, like new condition$400
St. Croix Legend Ultra, 9ft, 6wt. 4 piece, good condition$150
St. Croix Legend Ultra, 9ft, 3wt. 2 piece, good condition$125
TFO TiCRx, 9ft, 10wt. 4 piece, good condition$130
Orvis Battenkill Large Arbor, for 8 to 10wt. lines, made in England, excellent condition$125
Orvis Mach III,  for 4 to 6wt. lines, made in England, good condition$150
Orvis Trident TLS Mid Flex 7.0, 9ft, 8wt. 2 piece, excellent condition$160
Orvis Zero Gravity Mid Flex 7.0, 9ft, 7wt. 4 piece, excellent condition$200
Orvis Frequent Flyer Tip Flex, 9ft, 8wt. 7 piece, excellent condition$120
Abel Big Game #1, for 6 to 7wt. lines, excellent condition$250
Sage 3100, for 0 to 3wt. lines, excellent condition$175
Sage Response,  7'6", 4wt. 4 piece, great condition$275
Tibor Signature 7/8, like new$500
Sage XI3,  9', 12wt. 4 piece, good condition, no tube$350
Sage XI3,  8'9", 5wt. 4 piece, like new condition, no tube$350
Orvis HLS,  9ft, 6wt. 4piece, excellent condition$160
St. Croix Avid,  9', 4wt. 4 piece, like new condition$180
Echo Carbon,  9', 6wt. 4 piece, good condition$110
Loomis Crosscurent GLX,  9', 9wt. 4 piece, good condition$275
Orvis Silver Label, 8' 6" 6wt. 4 piece Mid-Flex 6.0, good condition$120
Orvis Western, 8' 6" 2wt. 2 piece,  good condition$150
TFO Deer Creek Series, 13' 7-8wt., 450 - 700 gr. 4 pcs, great condition$200
Winston Vapor 12' 6". 6/7 wt. 4 piece, like new condition$225
Orvis TLS Power Matrix, 8'6" 4wt, 2 piece mid flex 8.0, great condition$160
Leonard Duracane, 8' 6" 6wt. 2pc, 2 tip, bamboo, nearly unused, one tip excellent, one tip broken$600
Golden Shadow, 9056 9ft 5/6wt 2 piece, great condition$400
Orvis Western, 8ft 6in 2wt, 2 5/8oz, #0386, good condition$200

Sale and Clearance

Winston GVX Select, 9' 8wt. 4 piece, new, clearance, was $565$395
Winston GVX Select, 9' 6wt. 4 piece, new, clearance, was $545$375
Winston GVX Select, 9' 5wt. 4 piece, new, clearance, was $545$375
Winston GVX Select, 8'6" 5wt. 4 piece, new, clearance, was $545$375
Winston GVX Select, 8'6" 4wt. 4 piece, new, clearance, was $545$375
Winston GVX Select, 8'6" 3wt. 4 piece, new, clearance, was $545$375
Temple Fork Outfitters CFR,  9' 8wt. 4 piece, new, clearance, no tube$100
Hardy Ultralite 5000 CLS, for 5 to 7 wt. lines, new, clearance, was $260 $150
Sage 3810CF, for 8 to 10 wt. lines, new, clearance, no box $180
Sage 3880CF, for 7 to 8 wt. lines, new, clearance, no box $170
Redington Tempt, 9' 5wt. 6 piece, new, clearance$119
Redington Link, 9' 4wt. 4 piece, new, clearance$200
Redington Link, 9' 6wt. 4 piece, new, clearance$200
Redington Link, 9' 10wt. 4 piece, new, clearance$210
Sage VXP 486-4, 8'6", 4 weight, 4 piece, new, clearance, was $485$340
Sage VXP 596-4, 9'6", 5 weight, 4 piece, new, clearance, was $495$347
Sage VXP 386-4, 8'6", 3 weight, 4 piece, new, clearance, was $485$340
Sage VXP 379-4, 7'9", 3 weight, 4 piece, new, clearance, was $485$340
Sage VXP 586-4, 8'6", 5 weight, 4 piece, new, clearance, was $485$340
Sage VXP 7100-4, 10ft, 7 weight, 4 piece, new, clearance, was $525$368
Greys GR50, 9ft, 6 weight, 4 piece, new, clearance, was $179.99$126
Greys GR50, 7ft, 3 weight, 4 piece, new, clearance, was $169.99$119
Greys GR50, 6ft, 3 weight, 4 piece, new, clearance, was $169.99$119
Greys GR30, 9ft, 6 weight, 4 piece, new, clearance, was $129.99$91
Greys GR30, 8ft, 4 weight, 4 piece, new, clearance, was $119.99$84
Greys GR30, 7ft6inch, 3 weight, 4 piece, new, clearance, was $119.99$84
Greys XF2 Salt, 9ft, 10 weight, 4 piece, new, clearance, was $299.99$175
Greys XF2 Salt, 9ft, 9 weight, 4 piece, new, clearance, was $299.99$175
Greys Streamflex Plus XF2, 9'6", 3 weight, 4 piece, new, clearance, was $399$225
Greys Streamflex XF2, 9ft, 6 weight, 4 piece, new, clearance, was $299$209
Greys Streamflex XF2, 6ft6inch, 3 weight, 4 piece, new, clearance, was $249$174
Greys Streamflex XF2, 9ft, 2 weight, 4 piece, new, clearance, was $289$202
Temple Fork Outfitters Clouser,  8' 9"  6 weight. 4 piece, new clearance, was $249.99$140
Temple Fork Outfitters Clouser,  8' 9"  7 weight. 4 piece, new clearance, was $249.99$140

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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