Ellis River Fly Fishing | Guided Fly Fishing Trips : New Hampshire, White Mountains

Emanating from the snows of Tuckerman Ravine, the Ellis is a classic mountain stream complete with colorful wild brook trout. In its lower stretches the Ellis also contains large rainbow trout. The Ellis has a wide variety of bug life and the fish seem to shift their feeding habits regularly. Therefore it is a great river for learning a variety of fly fishing techniques. Unlike the Saco, the Ellis can fish well right through a hot summer day.

Ellis River Trips

Hooked up with a large rainbow.

Hooked up with a large rainbow.

Best time to come:  June- September

Trip types: Full day/ Half day wade

The Water:

Want to catch big fish in small water...on dry flies? The Ellis is the place for you. Emanating from the snows of Tuckerman Ravine, the Ellis is a classic mountain stream complete with colorful wild brook trout. In its lower stretches the Ellis also contains large rainbow trout. The Ellis has a wide variety of bug life and the fish seem to shift their feeding habits regularly. Therefore it is a great river for learning a variety of fly fishing techniques. Unlike the Saco, the Ellis can fish well right through a hot summer day.

What to expect:

The Ellis is a great river for beginners through advanced fly fishers. It is only a ten minute drive from North Conway, making it a great destination for fly fishers on a tight schedule. The river can be fished with little walking but does have sections that require some wading and rock hopping. Whether you are looking to cover water or find a good hole that you can fish all morning, the Ellis will accommodate you.