Maine Expedition Update

Greetings from Indian Pond,

Our group of talented young anglers and us guides made it safely to Maine on Saturday after a quick pitstop for pizza on our way up. After setting up our tents, we finished off the night by getting to know each other with some frisbee at a local campground in Greenville.

Yesterday, we set up camp along the East Outlet of the Kennebec River, where we spent the morning fishing. While some of the students had some luck with landlocked salmon and brook trout, we decided to make the move to the West Outlet during the afternoon to fish for trophy smallmouth. Most of the group caught some fish, which made for a fun afternoon. The evening was filled with some ultimate frisbees and grilling burgers at a field by the campsite.

The first brook trout of the trip!

The first brook trout of the trip!" />

Today we enter the Maine woods backcountry via canoe on Indian Pond. Our anglers will canoe to a campsite at the mouth of the East Outlet, where we will set up camp for a four night stay. The mouth of the East Outlet offers some great brook trout and landlocked salmon fishing, along with some of the most incredible hatches of caddis this area has to offer. The next two mornings (Tuesday and Wednesday), we will float the West Outlet via canoe for trophy smallmouth, which is typically one of the highlights of the trip.

The group getting ready for their first backcountry trip.

The group getting ready for their first canoe backcountry trip." />

We will update everyone with more details after the backcountry trip. We are looking forward to a great trip!

Tight Lines,

Will, Edward, Cal, and crew

Lillard Fly Fishing Expeditions was started in 2010 as a graduate thesis for my Master's Degree in Environmental Conservation Education at NYU. The operating premise was simple - by coupling amazing wilderness fly fishing camps for teens with environmental education and service learning we can help inspire future generations of fly fishing conservationists. We have been growing our unique list of trips and experiences ever since.

When it comes to choosing a summer program for your teen the options are endless. For the teen who loves to fish, be outside, and has a strong sense of adventure we have made the choice easy. We are the leader in teen fly fishing adventures and are dedicated to providing the best backcountry fly fishing experience with opportunities for teens to engage in leadership training, community service, and backcountry camping.


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Will Lillard, Founder/Director/Guide

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