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A Fly Fishing Adventure in Maine’s Idyllic North Country

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6 Days | 5 Nights
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding, and rewarding, programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Outsmarting a trout with a fly rod has for a century been the Holy Grail of American sportsmen ranging from Ernest Hemingway to Bing Crosby and Ted Williams. In the spectacular North Country of Maine, backwoods-savvy fly-fishing guides teach you the secrets of what Izaac Walton called “The Contemplative Man’s Recreation.” In a locale known for some of the best fishing in the East, set out each day from Appalachian Mountain Club cabins to nearby ponds and rivers to try out your new or newly polished skills — tying knots, rigging your rod, casting and knowing the precise time to “hit” a hungry brook trout. By week’s end, you may have even spotted a moose!


• Fly fish for wild brook trout on Little Lyford Pond or the West Branch of the Pleasant River with a registered Maine Guide.
• Learn casting techniques, how to select flies and practice using nymphs — flies that sink, rather than float, in the water.
• Using an AMC canoe, explore Little Lyford Pond or other remote ponds.
Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.

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Suitable for beginning and intermediate anglers. May bring own equipment; some rentals available.

Coordinated by Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC).

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Jun 8 — Jun 13, 2014 waitlist only  

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5 nights of accommodations
15 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
5 Expert-led lectures
7 Field trips
9 Hands-on experiences


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