I have to tell this story, and I'm going to let the pictures do the talking for the most part, probably too many pictures. My in-laws live in Pittsburg, NH, the last town before the Canadian border, and home of the Connecticut River headwaters. 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. Here's how it went... and no those aren't browns. 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 think I told him enough stories about Puget Sound Searuns that I wouldn't be surprised to find him standing on my porch sometime soon. The best part was taking the knowledge he gave me and finding a pair of awesome salmon the next morning on my own. A day I won't soon forget.