I set up a drift boat trip on Sunday with a guide friend of ours. I had a favor to repay to my friend Nate and I could think of no better way than a day on the water.
We fished with Boz from Maine River Guides, if you are in the area you would be smart to call.
We floated the West Branch in the comfort of a custom Boulder Boatworks drifter and caught many salmonoids. I have photos of none of them. We had huge steaks and cold Budweisers for a shore lunch with not a photo to prove it. I do not have a photo of the dry fly dropper I was fishing that whilst trying to land a small salmon become lodged in my index finger. Nor does there exist a photo of our guide removing it.
The one photo I do have of the trip is below. You will have to take my word that it was an awesome day.
We were really just killing time.
Waiting for nightfall and a potential hatch of sailboat sized mayflys.
We drove north and left our custom boat behind for an old tin jobber stashed on the side of a lonely pond. The three of us climbed in and waited.
We did not have to wait long to see the signs of what was to come.
Soon we did a lot of this
Thank you ,