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I had the pleasure last Saturday to attend the Saco Valley Trout Unlimited Kids' Fishing Day. The event was held at the Jackson Pond in the center of the Jackson Village. It was a cold, cloudy morning and the attendance was down from last year, but those that did come out had a wonderful tim…

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It is time to return to the rivers. Fishing in ponds is fun, but it is rivers that capture my imagination. There is just something about running water and standing in it and feeling it.

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Things are starting to look up. By the end of last week, I had finally caught some trout. After hitting my home waters and doing some traveling with no success, I was beginning to despair. And then things started to come together, and I felt that old familiar hesitation on the end of my line…

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This has been the worst start to a new fishing season in years. I honestly can’t remember when I have had a more disappointing opening day. Pouring rain and high water contributed to the dismal conditions, but the lack of fish was the final nail in the coffin. Due to the late ice-out in our …

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Today, the fourth Saturday in April, is opening day of trout season. I haven’t looked, but this is probably my 18th column on opening day. Opening day has special meaning for a lot of anglers and certainly does for me. I see it as the true first day of spring, and the promise of the new seas…

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The final countdown is underway. Opening day of trout pond season begins Saturday, April 27. If you haven’t already it is time to make those final preparations.

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A new fishing season is just around the corner; however, there is still some time before any of us will be wetting a line. In the mean time you might as well set back, relax by the fire and read a good book.

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This spring, for the first time in its more than 40-year history, Saco Valley Anglers Trout Unlimited will not be stocking trout in the Saco River. The decision was made after several years of lengthy debate within the membership. As a group Saco Valley Anglers has committed to a new goal of…

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You don’t hear a lot about wet flies anymore. Personally, I have always loved them and they were some of the first flies that I ever tied. I admit I don’t fish them that often, but just about every year I set down and tie a few.

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It is that time of year when we begin to search for the perfect Christmas gifts for our loved ones. No doubt, if you read this column then you probably are a fisherman or you know someone who is. Should you be looking for that perfect gift for your favorite angler, I offer a few simple suggestions.

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With a few exceptions, the rivers are closed to fishing right now. The trout are still there all right, but cooler water temperatures have slowed them down and they are less likely to chase a fly. The determined angler willing to cast nymphs will occasionally be rewarded. Those more inclined…

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Many years ago, I decided to take up fly tying. I didn’t know it then, but in retrospect it changed my life. It does seem a little strange, when I go back and think about it, at the time I barely knew how to cast a fly rod. I did own a fly rod, but my idea of fly fishing was to troll flies o…

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Trout season is over for the year and the wait begins for a new one to begin next April. Those who have followed this column are no doubt well-aware that for 17 years or more I have written an end-of-season column. There are probably some readers already moaning: “Please, no not another one.”

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Sad, but true, Monday is the last day of the regular trout season. And once again, I have come up short on all the places I was going to fish last season.