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Brett Damm

Brett is the owner of the Rangeley Region Sports Shop and have been guiding on the waters of the Rangeley area since 1999. I grew up in central Maine and started fishing in this area as a child. My father put a fly rod in my hand as soon as I could hold it and took me fishing as far as I could follow him. Prior to guiding I owned and operated an apple orchard in Hebron for many years. My passion is wade fishing on the many rivers in the western mountains and sharing these beautiful places with others. While I have loved the wild Brook Trout since my youth I am fascinated with the impulsive Landlocked Salmon. Whether nymphing pocket water on the Magalloway or swinging streamers on the Kennebago, you are in some of the prettiest country God ever created.

Bob Duport

Bob has called Carrabasset Valley Maine his home for the last 33 years. Bobs guiding career has stretched from Maine to New York, Alaska to Montana, and to the Patagonia region of Chile. Here at home he has been guiding the rivers and ponds of Western Maine for over 20 years, both wading and drift boating some of its best waters. Bob guides upland game hunts in the fall and enjoys skiing in the off season. He looks forward to bringing this special place to both beginner and veteran flyfishermen alike.

Brandon Bichrest

Brandon is our youngest guide. He grew up in central Maine fishing (almost daily) the small brooks and ponds in the country within bicycling distance. He enjoys every kind of fishing but excels at fooling them with a fly. He also loves watching others catch fish as much as catching them himself. Brandon not only guides wade trips on our rivers but also takes trips on the larger rivers with his fishing raft. He will be doing our float trips on the Magalloway for trout and salmon, and smallmouth when the water warms up. Brandon has a young family and operates a plowing business in the off season.

Steve Kidder

Steve first learned to fly fish here in the Rangeley Lakes region when he was 10 years old. His grandfather, who was also a registered Maine Guide, was a fantastic fly fisherman, outdoors-man, and story teller. He learned from his father who was also a guide for many of the luxury hotels that blanketed the shores of the local lakes in the early 1900’s. This area is incredibly special to him and he considers himself lucky to be able to follow in their footsteps, and introduce people to this beautiful place. The most rewarding part of guiding for Steve is creating a trip that you will always remember, while teaching you skills that will allow you to start, and/or continue your fly fishing journey, whatever that may look like for you. Steve looks forward to showing you some of the secret spots that have been passed down to him through the generations.

Vic Medina

Vic lives outside of Farmington with his wife and two children but spends most of his working and free time in the Rangeley region. Vic is retired Marine Special Operations Master Sergeant and a current survival instructor for the U.S. Navy stationed at the Navy Survival school in the Rangeley area. He has been fly fishing for 27 years and his military career allowed him to fly fish all over the world and the U.S.. Vic currently guides wilderness trips and day fly fishing trips from Rangeley to the Allagash. Like all our guides Vic can offer a diversity of trips from simple wade trips to scouting remote water with boats. He loves teaching and sharing fishing and the outdoors with others.

Scott Whitaker

Scott grew up in central Maine working and playing in the Kennebec River Valley. Like most kids growing up in rural Maine he learned fly fishing from his father and family. Scott has been fishing for most of his adult life but still loves learning about fish and the outdoors. He also enjoys traveling to other destinations to fish and learn new places. Like all our guides he loves to teach others the past time of fly fishing. Scott knows well the Kennebec River and will do those float trips for us along with wade trips in the Rangeley area.

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