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Favorite River?

Posted on October 07 2021

  I am always asked the question, “What is your favorite river to fish?”  I usually say something like “I like them all”, but when I really think about it, I would have to say the Kennebago.  There is no place I would rather be in the end of September than on the Kennebago.  I started my guiding career working at Grant’s Camps and guided there for more than 12 years.  I spent all that time taking people fishing on what I call the salmon pools or what others call “the river behind the gate”.  This year I had plans to guide the last three days of the season in my favorite place since the salmon were up the river in force.  A last-minute cancellation gave me the middle day to myself.  As I was on my way that morning, the sky  was just getting light.  It was a cold morning with the fall season’s first frost laying on the raspberry bushes.  It was a perfect morning on the river as I fished my favorite pools in all my favorite ways.  The last salmon of the day took a “secret” soft hackle wet fly as it swung in front of the big rock at the tail of the pool. I broke down my rod and headed home knowing all was well once again on my favorite water.

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