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  1. First of all, I want to applaude each of you for the great site you are all part of. I have been a spectator for quite some time now and have enjoyed reading your posts. For those wondering, my screen name is is a nick-name appointed by a buddy of mine. I am a native Maine-er and love fly fishing this amazing state. For those planning any trips here, I would be happy to answer any questions on this board. I do a fair amount of freshwater stuff (I live less than an hour from the West Branch of the Penobscot...mentioned in 50 Places to Fly Fish Before You Die...for those who have read this book), but find myself spending more time in the salt most years. Like many of you, I am fairly opinionated when it comes to tackle choices. I enjoy discussing the pros and cons of various fly tackle. I have experienced equipment failures over the years from certain brands and have also grown attached to others. I look forward to interacting with you all this winter. It looks like we are in for an old-fashioned one up here this year. My town currently has about 15 inches for a base and another few inches predicted tonight!
  2. Once I am able to PM, I'll be happy to get back with you on this.
  3. Thank you to those of you who offered a welcome...I look forward to interacting with you all. In answer to your questions...the Penobscot (as Super-Fly knows) is a very diverse fishery...the lower stretches offer Stripedo action (although 99% of my tidewater fishing and guiding takes place south of Portland)...the section of river around Lincoln (both north and south) offer spectacular action for Smallmouth Bass. I've never been very interested in targeting smallmouths very much, but I can tell you (from growing up in Lincoln and knowing other guides here) that it's probably one of the healthiest smallmouth populations in the U.S. The section that I fish a lot (when I'm not in the salt )is what is considered the "West Branch"...north of Millinocket. It can be tricky to figure out sometimes, but if native Landlocked Salmon and Brook Trout interest you, it is a real gem.