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: Good stores to visit in New England

12-29-2003, 08:29 PM
Hi Guys,
I'll be making my way around Coastal New England (Maine, New Hampshire, Mass, and Conn) this weekend through the end of the following week, visiting accounts and hopefully a few good fly fishing shops. Can I have some recommendations for your favorite stores? Nothing too far inland, unless you feel that it warrants a visit. Essentially I'm looking for stuff that's within 30-minutes drive from major highways. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated!

12-29-2003, 08:48 PM
Bear's Den if you're near Taunton, MA, and...
Rod Builder's Work Shop near Plymouth, MA.

Dble Haul
12-30-2003, 08:07 AM
LL Bean in Freeport,'s right on Route 1 and worth a visit if you can venture a few miles north of Portland. They're open 24/7.

The Saltwater Edge in Newport, RI.....they're a Forum sponsor, and you can get directions from their website ( or by clicking on one of their banner ads here.

12-30-2003, 11:24 AM
Concord Outfitters, Concord (off Rte. 128)
Blue Northern, Ayer (off Rte. 2)
First Light Anglers, Manchester, MA (off 128)
Kittery Trading Post, Kittery, ME (off Rte. 95)
Eldredge Bros., Cape Neddick, ME (off 95) -
and those are all before you get to L.L. Bean

12-30-2003, 11:32 AM
Eldredge BROS Fly Shop
1480 Route 1
Cape Neddick, ME 03902


12-30-2003, 01:24 PM
The guys already have it far as the NE coast is concerned.
Maine has LL Bean in Freeport, Eldridge Bros. in Cape Neddick, and Kittery Trading Post.
Keep in mind Kittery and LL bean obviously are not just fly shops.
Pretty sure that all are on Rt. 1.
Nothing on NH seacoast.
First Light in Manchester, Mass. is good, but may be slightly out of your way.
Depending on your planned route of travel??

12-31-2003, 10:23 AM
while you are going through Portland, stop in at The Tackle Shop on India street. Good folks and some nice flys tied in the shop and by locals.
and if you are going further north, Flyfishing Only in Fairfeild and their is a shop outside of Augusta (I forget the name, but the guys at LLBeans can tell you) that only sell tying materials. Tons of stuff. not sure how they can stay in business but it is worth checking out if you are close.