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Lopstick Lodge Outfitters, NH

The headwaters of the Connecticut River offer some of the finest fly fishing in New England and the East! Whether this is your first time fly fishing or fly fishing has been your passion for years, the Upper Connecticut River offers good accessibility and a variety of fishing opportunities. The trophy stretch of the Upper Connecticut River, a short distance from our shop, is a 2-mile stretch of the river that is fly fishing only. In this stretch of river you'll find native landlocked salmon, brook trout, rainbow trout, and brown trout.
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36 of 37(97%)customers would recommend this to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Lopstick Lodge Outfitters, NH
Review 1 for Lopstick Lodge Outfitters, NH
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5 / 5
5 / 5
October 21, 2013
By: steeliekid
"What a fantastic experience! Greg Inglis guided a friend (relatively inexperienced fly fisherman) and me on the Trophy Stretch. He is very enthusiastic and extremely knowledgeable and was able to effectively guide fisherman of different skill levels. I'd wholeheartedly recommend Greg!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 2 for Lopstick Lodge Outfitters, NH
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5 / 5
Fantastic day,
October 12, 2013
By: SteveWA
from Maple Valley, WA
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"My in-laws live in Pittsburg, and I have been visiting this area for over ten years, but generally in off season times like the Holidays. This year I told myself I would learn about the river and add fly fishing to our annual visit... with a priority on landlocked salmon and brookies. I had hiked all over the area, but with limited time to fish I needed to cut the learning curve. I contacted local guide, Greg Inglis, out of Orvis' Lopstick Lodge. I had never hired a guide and was pretty apprehensive. As soon as I walked into the shop in the morning I knew I had made the right decision. Greg said if I wanted to hike in, we had a great chance at finding some landlocked salmon moving into the rivers from the lakes to spawn.It was an incredible day, and I had a very hard time picking out photos to post. I insisted that Greg fish a run towards the end of the day, and 5 minutes later he was battling a fish that jumped all the way down the river. I had a great day fishing with Greg and learning about landlocked salmon and the wild brookies we found. I did find a small rainbow at the end of the day, but no brown trout to wrap up the Great North Woods Grand Slam. He was very knowledgeable and a blast to fish with. I would recommend fishing with Greg any day of the year. Even if you don't find fish, you'll have a great day."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 3 for Lopstick Lodge Outfitters, NH
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5 / 5
5 / 5
A wonderful New England experience,
October 11, 2013
By: Adelio
from Arizona, USA
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"This was my first time fishing in New England and I have to say the experience was beyond my expectations. The fishing was productive, but with some technical challenges that improved the overall experience. The area is truly beautiful, especially in the Autumn. The guides were pros that would improve anyone's experience, regardless of level of fishing expertise. I can't wait for my next trip and would advise all of my friends to join me next time!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 4 for Lopstick Lodge Outfitters, NH
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5 / 5
Cabins at Lopstick,
October 7, 2013
By: mike19861999
from Pittsburg, NH, USA
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"My girlfriend and I had a wonderful time on our trip with Bill. This was her first time fly fishing and she caught a salmon, several brookies and a few rainbows. Bill has a great personality and kept us laughing the whole trip. We can't wait to go back!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 5 for Lopstick Lodge Outfitters, NH
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Vacation at The Cabins at Lopstick,
October 4, 2013
By: BrianandJean
from Pittsburg, NH, USA
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"This has been out 6th year for vacation to The Cabins at Lopstick. We are always warmly welcomed and treated by the staff as though we were long time friends. Our guide, Bill Bernhardt, has once again exceeded our expectations on our float trip. He is extremely knowledgeable with regard to fishing and the CT and Andro Scoggin rivers. Bill has become a friend to us. We will be back in 2014 and look forward to our stay and float trip with Bill."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 6 for Lopstick Lodge Outfitters, NH
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Excellent Experience!,
October 1, 2013
By: Bob05677
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"I hadn't fished this area before and Bill Bernhardt, my guide, did an excellent job of getting me to access points that gave me familiarity with the Connecticut River Trophy section. He is a great and patient instructor. He reviewed my complete fly selection and we used several which successfully caught fish. Often guides use their own flies and when you return in the future, you have no idea what might work. I wouldn't hesitate ot go out with Bill again!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 7 for Lopstick Lodge Outfitters, NH
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Perfect day to fish!,
September 29, 2013
By: FlyCats2
from Pittsburg, NH, USA
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"We had an awesome day on our drift trip with Greg down the upper Connecticut River! Husband and wife trip....wife not so lucky on the line...but husband caught a few! Wife is just learning and appreciated Greg's teaching and patience! It was a beautiful day...sunrise to sunset. Thanks Greg and Lopstick!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 8 for Lopstick Lodge Outfitters, NH
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5 / 5
Great day!,
September 26, 2013
By: Anonymous
from Bradford, VT, USA
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"I'm a little late writing this as we floated with Greg the first week of August. We stayed at the lopstick Cabins and it was a great place for the evening..will definitely stay there again and again. We drifted for a full day and it was way more than expected. We are experienced fly fisher guys from out west that have drifted many times. Our day with Greg was awesome, even though we knew what to try, Greg dialed us in to the right flies at the right time and showed us the water to fish. We lost count of how many fish we landed... it was such a great day! Browns, brookies, rainbows, we caught them all. Greg is a true pro. For us that day, Greg was like fishing with a long time fishing buddy, just one of the boys and having fun in God's country.
If you want to have the best of the best for guiding on the Connecticut, go fish with Greg. Will definitely go again when I get a pass from my sweetie.
ps Shore lunch was awesome!
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Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 9 for Lopstick Lodge Outfitters, NH
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
The secret is out,
September 24, 2013
By: NEDoc
from Massachusetts, USA
Friendliness of staff in fly shop: 
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Additional Thoughts:Guides were key in selecting flies.
"At risk of spilling the beans and having every avid angler flock to Lopstick, I have to say "GREAT!" The staff are kind and helpful, the cabins comfortable and quaint, but the real draw here is the guided fishing, which is flat out magnificent. Despite some uncooperative weather, our guides (we had two boats) found good weather, good fishing, and good fun, all in the spirit of patience, support, and good humor. If there were six stars, Bill and Greg would rate them all. Plan for two days of floating, one will not be enough!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 10 for Lopstick Lodge Outfitters, NH
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Outstanding Guide,
September 22, 2013
By: FishVT
from Shelburne, VT, USA
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"Greg Inglis of Lopstick Lodge Outfitters was an outstanding guide. He put me on several fish, including landlocked salmon and rainbow trout. He is extremely personable, very hardworking, and knows his stuff. I would hire Greg again in a heartbeat."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 11 for Lopstick Lodge Outfitters, NH
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Sept Float,
September 22, 2013
By: Beardog5
from Pittsburg, NH, USA
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Additional Thoughts:Very strange. First negative experience with this outfitter.
"Had a great time and caught some really nice fish. I've fished with Bill a number of times and it is always a top notch experience. This trip was no exception. I was able to use a Helios and Access demo rod provided by Guide Burnhardt. As a result I ordered a new Access 5wt through Bill and Lopstick at the end of the trip."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 12 for Lopstick Lodge Outfitters, NH
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great get-away!,
September 4, 2013
By: REDflyfisher
from Pittsburg, NH, USA
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"This was our second trip to the Connecticut Lakes, and our second guided trip wading with Bill. Our time was short, but had a great experience! Bill quickly recognized our skill level and put us on fish right away!
Bill's knowledge and willingness to share gave us the confidence to tackle the river successfully on our second day. Look forward to our next trip with Bill and the folks at Lopstick!
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Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 13 for Lopstick Lodge Outfitters, NH
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5 / 5
Another great trip spent at Lopstick,
August 29, 2013
By: ZMAN59
from Bow, NH
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"Can’t believe it has been eight consecutive years of me heading to Lopstick and fishing the Connecticut River with Bill Bernhardt. Once again a fantastic float on the river, and plenty of fish in the boat. Glad to see they finally got the recognition they deserve. See you next year."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 14 for Lopstick Lodge Outfitters, NH
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
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First time Flyfishing!,
August 22, 2013
By: KarenFitz
from Pittsburg, NH, USA
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"We had a ball! I never knew fly fishing could be so much fun. Our guide Greg was the reason. He taught us the basics, how to read the river and lots of guidance while we were in the river. My husband and I both caught fish and had a great time. We will definitely be back. We have recommended this trip to our friends..."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 15 for Lopstick Lodge Outfitters, NH
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A Wonderful Time,
August 16, 2013
By: caddis03
from Boston, MA
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"Normally I would fish Montana or other venues out west every summer. Mostly at an Orvis endorsed lodge for a week of guided fly fishing. This year we fished the North Country out of Lopstick for four days of guided fishing will Bill Bernhardt. We stayed at the Guest House at Lopstick which was the very best cabin I have ever stayed at. The fishing was excellent and Bill is a wonderful guide. I would recommend this fishery, the guide service, and the terrific people at Lopstick without hesitation."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 16 for Lopstick Lodge Outfitters, NH
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Great Vacation,
August 9, 2013
By: drf45
from Pittsburg, NH, USA
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"First Time Fly fishing. Greg had a lot of patience. He made sure we got the concepts down before we got out to the river. Real good coaching as we went along. Caught many fish and had a great time. Very knowledgeable about the fish and the environment. Learned a lot."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 17 for Lopstick Lodge Outfitters, NH
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Fun day fishing!,
August 8, 2013
By: bhf37
from Pittsburg, NH, USA
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"We had a great day fishing with Greg. It was our first time fly fishing and we learned a lot from him. We really enjoyed the day. He was patient and very knowledgeable. So glad we did this!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 18 for Lopstick Lodge Outfitters, NH
Overall Rating: 
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Fishing Conn River,
August 5, 2013
By: Hunka
from Pittsburg, NH, USA
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"Greg did a great job of guidingon a float trip. he is very knowledgable about fish and the river."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 19 for Lopstick Lodge Outfitters, NH
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I want to go again, soon.,
July 27, 2013
By: Happycap
from Elizaville, NY
"Greg was the best, taking his time with a novice, that enjoyed catching the biggest trout I have ever seen. Didn't land it due to my lack of experience but I SAW IT!! There were many thing good about this trip but the best was handling Orvis equipment. It made anything I own look like kids toys. Loved it!!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 20 for Lopstick Lodge Outfitters, NH
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3 / 5
3 / 5
Enjoyable experience,
July 22, 2013
By: Bob70
from Johnston, RI, USA
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"I learned a couple of new fly fishing techniques that provided several catches but I missed a few. River was running hard, fast and was challenging. There was two in our party and Guide separated us out of sight of one another and in my mind created a potential dangerest situation considering water conditions."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes