Maine offers some of the most diverse angling opportunities in the nation. Depending on the season, or your fishing preference, you can canoe a remote pond in search of native brook trout, cast dries in solitude for rising trout on a large freestone river, troll in a lake for salmon, or search for stripers along some of the most beautiful and rugged coastline in America. Because of this diverse fishing, it is no surprise that Maine also has a rich fly tying tradition. In this book, Maine guide, fly designer, and former fly shop owner Bob Mallard shares with readers 50 essential flies from guides and other experts around the region.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Bob Mallard is a blogger, writer, author, fly designer, native fish advocate, guide, and former fly shop owner. He is the publisher and Northeast regional editor for Fly Fish America magazine, staff fly designer for Catch Fly Fishing, and national executive director for Native Fish Coalition. His writing, photographs, and flies have been featured at the local, regional, and national levels in Outdoor Life, Fly Fisherman, Fly Fish America, Fly Rod & Reel, American Angler, Fly Fishing & Tying Journal, Fly Tyer, Angling Trade, Eastern Fly Fishing, Fly Fishing New England, Southern Trout, The Maine Sportsman, Northwoods Sporting Journal,MidCurrent, and Orvis News. Look for his books Squaretail: The Definitive Guide to Brook Trout and Where to Find Them, 50 Best Places Fly Fishing the Northeast, and 25 Best Towns Fly Fishing for Trout. He lives in Skowhegan, Maine. Visit him at BobMallard.com.