A Rapid River Primer, Part 1: Regulations, Access, and Ecology

Many things haven’t changed since 1941! INTRODUCTION Located in The Great North Woods of Western Maine, the Rapid River is the premier brook trout fishery in the United States. It is without comparison a destination for landing a trophy size wild brook trout (17 inches or longer) in its native range in the Lower 48.

Life Lessons from Labrador

It was the fall of 2017, and I was in northern Labrador, waist deep in the McKenzie River.  My sloping shoulders portrayed the characteristic posture of a frustrated angler tying on another fly. The river felt cold flowing around my thighs while my flies remained untouched.  My angling skills appeared to be no match for