Thursday, November 25, 2010
It was in a summer in the mid 70's I believe that we first drove to this historic fly fishing area of western Maine. The area has numerous lakes and rivers of fame, locations I have fished many times. Its waters are home to landlocked salmon and beautiful brook trout, and to the fly they will respond.
This is one special place in the area that means so much to me. It is Upperdam. This is where the waters of Mooselookmeguntic rush into Richardson Lake. At the outflw there is a large pool formed and its home to some large salmon and brook trout. This is also the area where the Gray Ghost was first tied and fished. Along with the Gray Ghost it is also the birth place of many beautiful streamer flies.
In the next few years there will be some upgrades to this dam and may perhaps change it forever. This is it as I will remember it.