Sometimes guides need to get out and have some fun. After all, part of our job is "scouting" and checking in on our favorite spots. It's still early, but we managed to pull in some large brook trout on one of our northern Maine rivers. Temps are cold, snow was still on the ground and small nymphs were the ticket. It won't be long before smelt are invading the rivers up that way and things really start to heat up!
One of the most rewarding things about these trips is catching fish on flies that we tie during the winter when we're dreaming about days like this!
It always amazes us that some of our home waters can hold brook trout that would receive a pat on the back in places like Labrador. We still have some openings for May and this can be a great time to get into some trophy brook trout.
Aaron Broaddus is a Registered Maine Fishing Guide with Headin' North Guide Service. Aaron specializes in fly fishing in the Western and Southern sections of Maine.