Maine has the most diverse fly fishing opportunities in New England and is a popular destination for anglers seeking trout, landlocked salmon, striped bass, and a host of other game fish. This guide to the state’s best fly fishing covers rivers and streams, ponds and lakes, and salt water, also includes extensive information on backcountry ponds and other out of-the-way places. In addition to the top fishing destinations, author Bob Mallard covers a lot of fascinating Maine angling history and includes chapters on the fish species and conservation.
With contributions by a who’s who list of Maine writers including Emily Bastian, William Clunie, Will Lund, Bill Sheldon, George Smith, Ted Williams, V. Paul Reynolds, and King Montgomery, this book is sure to be a valuable resource for resident and visitor alike.
Bob Mallard has fly fished for over 35 years. He owned and operated Kennebec River Outfitters in Madison, Maine, from 2001 to 2014. Bob is an accomplished fly tyer and staff fly designer for Catch Fly Fishing. He has written about fly fishing, fly tying, fisheries management, and conservation for nearly fifteen years. His work has appeared in newspapers, magazines, e-zines and blogs at the local, state, regional, and national level. Bob is the Publisher and Northeast Regional Editor for Fly Fish America magazine and a columnist for Southern Trout online magazine. He is the author of Squaretail and Favorite Flies for Maine.
A comprehensive volume detailing the history, traditions, and specific fishing waters found in the State of Maine, compiled by one of East Coast's most authoritative fly-fishing experts.
Bob Mallard writes quality books with high-end imagery and thoughtful, informed prose. This book—a collection of fishing expertise from top Maine anglers, advocates, and writers—is no exception. A must have reference for all who fly fish Maine’s extraordinary waters.
I don’t know a better angler or a more articulate and dedicated advocate for Maine’s fish and fishing than Bob Mallard. His favorite fish is the eastern brook trout, Maine’s signature species. Should he be promoting Maine’s brook-trout waters? Yes, because he understands that native brook trout are in need of friends, and that’s what anglers who chase them ultimately become.