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What to Bring

 
 

Fishing in New Hampshire

Fishing in the New Hampshire White Mountains can be difficult at times.  Weather can change without warning, making it essential for anglers to have the appropriate gear for all weather conditions. Here is a list of items to bring to make your experience and time outdoors as enjoyable as possible. Freestone Guide Service operates in all types of weather so it is important to be prepared. Trips will not be cancelled due to weather unless safety is a concern.

 

 

 

    Full-day and Half-day trips

For Full-Day and Half-Day Trips, clients can expect a pre-trip briefing detailing the area to be fished, including maps and satellite images of the river and surrounding area. The guide will provide a basic map and compass orienteering tutorial.  Please wear and bring a backpack with the following items for your full and half day trips.

  • Any Fly Fishing Gear you own and would like to use   (Freestone Guide Service can supplement fishing equipment as needed)
  • Rain / Waterproof Jacket
  • Synthetic or Wool Warmth Layer
  • Synthetic Base Layer
  • Extra pair of Socks
  • Extra full change of clothes
  • Winter Hat and Gloves     ( For trips before May and after Sept. ) 
  • Hat with visor or brim
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Any Necessary Medications (Epi-Pen)
  • Headlamp
  • Lighter / Waterproof Fire Starter
  • Knife
  • Whistle
  • Water / Water Filter
  • Extra Snacks ( Bars, Chocolate, Jerky, etc. )
  • Compass with base ( If you own and are familiar with one. I will provide Maps for remote trips ) 
  • Camera

All learning clinics

First-Time and Women's Clinics will not require as much gear for your day on the river, but it is just as important that you come prepared. Here is a list of things to bring with you to make the most of your time on the water.

                                                        

  • Any Fly Fishing Gear you own and would like to use   (Freestone Guide Service can supplement fishing equipment as needed)
  • Rain / Waterproof Jacket
  • Synthetic or Wool Warmth Layer
  • Synthetic Base Layer
  • Closed-Toes Supportive Footwear   ( Clinics will not require wading, there is ample room for successful fishing from the ledge shores, but it is important to wear supportive closed-toed shoes to protect you from hook points and rugged terrain. )
  • Winter Hat and Gloves  ( For Clinics before May and after Sept. )
  • Hat with Visor or Brim
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Any Necessary Medications (Epi-Pen)   
  • Water / Snacks
  • Camera