Photos: The Mythical Blueback Trout of Maine


The author shows off his first Maine Arctic char.
Photo by Tim Beckwith

You don’t have to travel to the far corners of the earth to fish for rare and exotic salmonids. In fact, you don’t even have to go to the High Sierra, deserts of Arizona or New Mexico, mountains. . .

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Photos: The Mouse and the Big Maine Brook Trout


Sandy and his daughter, Ava, share in the excitement of a big, wild, mouse-eating brook trout.
Photos by Sandy Hays

My friend Sandy Hays—whom I’ve known since high school and who has photographed many of my international fishing adventures—has a great love of mouse patterns, and he brings them along, . . .

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Fish Facts: Landlocked Salmon (Salmo salar sebago)


Greg Miller reeled in this world-record-caliber landlocked salmon in northern Michigan.
Photo courtesy Greg Miller

The Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) is revered for its sporting qualities, especially its propensity for going airborne when hooked—earning it the nickname “The Leaper.” Although the landlocked members of the species are generally much. . .

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Video: How to Tie the Black Ghost Marabou Streamer


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


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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