352 Main St/PO Box 70
Pine Meadow Ct. 06061
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 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
|Redington Tempt, 7'6", 3 wt, 4 piece, excellent condition||$100|
|Sage ZXL, 7'6", 3 wt, 4 piece, excellent condition||$300|
|Sage DS2, 8'6", 3 wt, 2 piece, good condition||$120|
|Orvis Zero Gravity Helios Ion, 7'6", 3wt. 4 piece, Mid Flex 7.5, great condition||$300|
|St.Croix Imperial, 6'6", 3wt, 2 piece, great condition||$120|
|Orvis Trident, 9', 6wt, 2 piece, good condition||$140|
|TFO Signature Series, 9', 6wt, 2 piece, great condition||$60|
|Powell LGA, 9', 5wt, 4 piece, excellent condition||$160|
|Orvis Trident TL, 9', 8 wt, Tip Flex 10.0, 2 piece, good condition||$120|
|Sage VXP, 9', 8 weight, 4 piece, like new, store demo||$325|
|Orvis Trident TLS Mid Flex 7.0, 9ft, 8wt. 2 piece, excellent condition||$160|
| Sage XI3, 9', 12wt. 4 piece, good condition, no tube||$350 |
|Orvis Trident TLS, 9', 8 wt, Tip Flex 10.0, 2 piece, great condition||$140|
| St. Croix Avid, 9', 4wt. 4 piece, like new condition||$180 |
| Echo Carbon, 9', 6wt. 4 piece, good condition||$110 |
| Orvis HLS, 9ft, 6wt. 4piece, excellent condition||$160 |
| Orvis Western, 8' 6" 2wt. 2 piece, good condition||$150|
|Orvis Mitey Mite fly/spin, 5ft, 1 3/4 oz., 2 piece, HEG 5, 1 Tip, Serial # 72802, excellent condition||$550|
Sale and Clearance
|Lamson Waterworks Force 3X SL w/ #3 extra spool, for 5 to 7wt. lines, new, clearance||$400|
| Winston GVX Select, 9' 8wt. 4 piece, new, clearance, was $565||$395|
| 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 379-4, 7'9", 3 weight, 4 piece, new, clearance, was $485||$340|
|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, 7ft6inch, 3 weight, 4 piece, new, clearance, was $119.99||$84|
|Greys XF2 Salt, 9ft, 9 weight, 4 piece, new, clearance, was $299.99||$175|
|Greys Streamflex XF2, 9ft, 2 weight, 4 piece, new, clearance, was $289||$202|
| Chota Caney Fork WW700 Wading Boots, Size 9, new, clearance, was $164.99||$100|
| 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: firstname.lastname@example.org