Welcome to Dan's Fly Shop & Guide Service Happy client with a nice Pontook Smallmouth Justin with a good Smallmouth fooled by a Dans Dragon Popper Dan, your guide taking the weather in stride Steve and Rick ready to embark on a north country adventure What a place to start your day! Travis and Owen having a grand time on Pontook Dillon, enjoying a day in Brook Trout country Sam, with a prize from a remote trout pond Beautiful fall day on the lower Androscoggin River Mick about to release a true north country jem Mike and Rebecca about to board the "Fishing Machine" Bill just earned some bragging rights! Welcome to New Hampshires high country Lunch time, northwoods style! Beautiful section of Pontook Reservoir on the upper Androscoggin The team of Ray and Brenda with one of the many Smallies they fooled Prev Next Welcome to Dans Fly Shop We are located in Gorham, New Hampshire just north of Mt. Washington in the Androscoggin River Valley. The Androscogin River is big and diverse, containing rainbows, browns and brook trout. In certain sections of the river the Small Mouth Bass is king and can be found in good numbers. Surrounding the valley are the White Mountains to the south and the smaller mountains to the north. In these mountains are found some of the most beautiful, clear, free stone streams found anywhere in the north east. These small streams can be demanding on the fly fisher, but the rewards are well worth the effort. Some of the streams to the north hold only Brook Trout, as do the remote ponds found in this area. Dans Fly Shop is a website based business, but I do have a small shop located in our house. My wife Deb and three sons help out when thay can. We welcome folks to come here to see the flies and talk about the areas fishing opportunites and guiding options. Even if your not looking for a guided trip I can help steer you to some great fishing close by. The Flies The flies we sell are all tied right here in the shop by myself, no imports. Some of the flies are the tried and true patterns that have proven themselves through the years. Others are my own patterns that I have developed at the vise and tested on our rivers and streams. I also add new flies that are brought to my attention by other local fishermen and folks from away that show me some great patterns. WHEN PURCHASING FLIES ON THE WEBSITE BE SURE TO INCLUDE ( COLOR AND SIZE ) Custom tying Demand for custom tied flies has increased and has become an important part of this shop. If you have a favorite pattern that you can't find or have an idea for a pattern give me call or email and I'll see what I can do. The Guiding I am a Licensed New Hampshire Fishing Guide and hold a Comrmercial Boat Operators license. I am also trained through SOLO in Wilderness First Aid and CPR. The guiding is offered on our local waters and runs from mid May to mid October. There is a good variety of options for the fly fisher in this part of New Hampshire. I focus on the small streams and ponds for trout and the Androscoggin River for both Trout and Smallmouth Bass. The Smallmouth fishing on the Pontook section is one of our best kept secrets! Please check out the guiding options and rates, then get in touch with me and we'll go from there. Thanks for shopping at Dans Fly Shop, see you on the water!