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Fly Fishing from Scratch
“It’s just a small brown”
"It’s just a small brown” Last year I made the 10 hour trek to New York’s Salmon River. My feelings were mixed going into this trip. I had listened to story after story about how difficult these fish were to land and as you know, I’m still a newbie with a lot to learn so I was nervous and anxious. I had little to no expectations of landing a fish. This was more of a practice run of sorts for me. I remember standing in the river while the water rushed by me in my w

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Stream and River Waterflows
Stream/RiverDate : TimeFlow
Penobscot Lower W BR, MCKAY STN, Ripo Dam* 02-21 23:14 1800
Allagash River near Allagash 02-21 23:00 Ice
Fish River near Fort Kent 02-21 22:45 Ice
St. John R below Fish R @ Ft Kent 02-21 22:30 Ice
Grand Lake Stream 02-21 23:00 632
Dennys River at Dennysville 09-30 23:45 1010
Narraguagus River at Cherryfield 02-21 23:00 Ice
E Branch Penobscot R at Grindstone 02-21 22:30 Ice
Piscataquis R near Dover-Foxcroft 02-21 22:30 Ice
Penobscot River at West Enfield 02-21 22:30 Ice
Kennebec River @ The Forks 02-21 22:15 Ice
Kennebec River at Bingham 02-21 22:15 4280
Androscoggin R at Errol, NH 02-21 22:15 2230
Androscoggin R near Gorham, NH 02-21 22:15 3610
Wild River at Gilead 02-21 23:00 Ice
Dead River at Leeds 03-14 23:45 113
Presumpscot River at Westbrook 02-21 22:15 1310
Mousam R at Rte 4 near Sanford 02-21 22:45 99
Mousam R near West Kennebunk 02-21 22:45 272
Salmon River, NY at Lighthouse Hill* 02-21 16:54 1,650

Low or Poor Water Conditions
Good Fishing Water Conditions
High Water Fishing Conditions
Unknown fishing conditions

Streamflow information at this site is provided from data from USGS sites and Dam operators. Maineflyfish.com does not guarantee that this data is accurate or is the latest readings. As always, approach running water with caution. Latest Info:

USGS website | Dam Ops Flow Hotline [1-800-557-3569]

* Provided by Waterline
Stripers Forever
Lee Zeldin is at it Again
I know this is the Maine Fly Fish blog, and while this note is intended primarily for anglers in New York, we all share the same resource so I'm posting here as well. Representative Lee Zeldin of New York’s 1st Congressional District representing Long Island, tried last year to pass federal legislation that took waters off Montauk Point, New York out of the EEZ managed by NOAA and give control of the area to the State of New York. He wanted to do this because commercial fishermen a

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Sponsors Fishing Reports
Sponsors Fishing Report
2017 has been a great year so far! We have had cool nights and warm days and lots of rain, so the river temps have stay down. The caddis have been coming off with some yellow sallies and some others hatches mixed in. Big stone flies are starting to show with damsel flies, so pretty much any species

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Fly Tying Videos

Last Trip of 2017

Last Trip of 2017
Just four short days after returning from NY I was on my way back. This time Jax was with me. As I drove Jax slept and I thought about getting him on the monster browns. We were only three days from the last time I was in NY and the water levels were dropping and clearing in the creeks so the odd were slim. The up side was the main river might be fishable finally. We drove through the night Wednesday and arrived at our destination about an hour after first light, which is when you can start fishing. Dan…

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Hatches
Entomology I
Genesis: 3 foot dragonflies and other hard to cast flies So, you want to learn bugs? A good place to start is at the beginning. Lets start at a place in time before there were fish, much less fishermen. In this time there weren’t even dinosaurs. It was the Age of Insects. In this age, hawk-sized dragonflies chased mayflies sporting wings taller than puppies. Cave children cowered in their shadows. This was a long time ago. . .two to three hundred million years ago to be ex

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