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Wild Trout Vs. Native Trout: Is There a Difference?

Photo courtesy of Libby Camps By John Bolland The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (MDIFW) is committed to protecting and enhancing its native and wild brook trout populations. This was clearly evident at last year’s Eastern States Brook Trout Initiative in West Virginia, where representatives from all states from Maine to Georgia met … Continued

The Phantom Salmon of Fording Rock

Simmering, I handed the rod over to the one-armed man. “Go ahead, old codger,” I said to myself, “show me something.” The number twelve WhiteWulff fluttered in the air and settled as milk down on the center riffle of Landing Pool. Grandfather’s amber Edwards’ Quadrate was poised. Three feet of mended drift brought the expected … Continued

For Big Fish & Fast Action: Northern Pike

Increasingly, Maine fly fishermen are discovering the pike alternative. “Pike are often considered warm water fish. But what many don’t understand,” the guide says, “is they are actually cold water fish, preferring about the same water temperatures as many trout and salmon. Sit back for a minute, close your eyes and think about fly fishing … Continued

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