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The Second Huge Dam on Maine’s Penobscot River Comes Down, Opening Miles of Habitat for Anadromous Fishes


Written by: Phil Monahan

Yesterday saw yet another step in the completion of the $62 million Penobscot River Restoration Project—a collaboration among the hydropower company that owned the river’s dams, state and federal officials, conservation groups, and. . .

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Video: How to Tie the Black Ghost Marabou Streamer


Written by: Phil Monahan

The addition of marabou gives this fly more lifelike action than the Carrie Stevens’s pattern.

I cut my teeth fly-fishing on Maine’s Rapid River for landlocked salmon and brook trout, and it was on that steep, tumbling freestoner that I first fell in love with traditional streamer patterns. Of course, the Rapid begins at Middle Dam, just a lake’s length from Upper Dam, the spot where Carrie Stevens invented her famous. . .

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Photos of the Day: Dry-Fly Sipping Brook Trout in Maine


Written by: Phil Monahan

That’s a chunky native brook trout from a remote Maine lake.
Photo by Rick Young

Rick Young, a guide at Libby Camps in the Maine backcountry, sent us these photos with a brief description:
“Phil, here are a couple of nice brookies caught by angler Steve Keyser, one of our guests. These are just a couple of the 14 trout we caught that were. . .”

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Photos of the Day: Finn’s Fine, Wild Brook Trout


Written by: Phil Monahan

Those are some serious shoulders on a wild brook trout.
Photo by Jeremy Cameron

Young Finn Cameron used his dad’s Helios and a Conehead Olive Woolly Bugger to land this beauty from a wild brook-trout river in Maine. As you can see from the image below, the boy has been fishing since before he could walk, and I suspect that his name is no. . .

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