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Local (and some not local) Stuff I Recommend
Here are some local guides, restaurants, lodging establishments and other fun stuff I recommend.
Maine Saltwater Outfitters
The Kennebec River is a world-class striper fishery that is one of only three known spawning locations for these incredible fish on the east coast. Captain Forrest Faulkingham has been guiding the Kennebec River for nearly 30 years. He knows every nook and cranny of this incredible fishery, and he is an absolute joy to fish with. Offering only the best in equipment, he is also an entertainer of the first degree. Capt. Faulkingham is noted for his incredible fly-tying which has been featured in books and magazines nationwide. He’s also my dad.
Phone: 207-882-8392 Cell: 207-841-7973 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.mainesaltwater.net
Obsession Sport fishing Charters
Captain Dave Pecci is the Kennebec River’s Orvis Endorsed Guide. Dave is as knowledgeable as they come, and guides clients for everything from stripers and blues to tuna and shark. Dave has recently begun chartering out of Charlotte Harbor, Florida in Maine’s off-season. Dave is well known in the fishing community as a hard-fighter for the future of our fisheries, and is a wealth of knowledge on all things that swim.
Contact: phone. 207-841-1444 email. email@example.com
Down East - Eggemoggin Guide Services
Captain Pete Douvarjo is as fishy a human being as ever lived. When Capt. Pete is not thinking about fish, he’s either asleep, or under anesthetic. And even under anesthetic, he’s been known to ask the doctor for the leftover thread so he can tie flies with it. Pete is a blast to fish with, and can give you the best downeast Maine has to offer. He is as excited as you when you catch a fish. Don’t go downeast without looking Pete up.
Phone. 401-368-6723 . email: firstname.lastname@example.org web: http://eggemogginguideservice.net/
Saco Bay Tackle
Located conveniently near some of the most famous striped bass fishing spots in Maine, Saco Bay Tackle stocks everything the angler or would-be angler could want; rods, reels, rental rods and reels, live and frozen bait, and of course the most important staple for the visiting fisherman, advice. As with all advice, Saco Bay’s is worth what you pay for it, but the good news is if you talk nice to the owner, Pete, you may just find yourself in his office, drinking a beer and listening to him lie about all the fish he catches.
Phone: 207-284-4453 Address: 977 Portland Road, Saco, ME web: https://www.sacobaytackle.com/
The Tackle Shop
No self-respecting angler should visit Maine without a trip to The Tackle Shop. Over the years owner Dana Eastman has accomplished the impossible: Keeping a tackle shop open in an area that has, at best, a six month fishing season. Whether your passion is fly fishing, spin casting, trolling, deep-sea, fresh water, salt water or ice fishing, The Tackle Shop has you covered. And you can’t leave without a Tackle Shop sticker and one of Dana’s world-famous bucktail jigs.
Phone: 207-773-3474 Address: 200 Veranda Street, Suite 1, Portland, Maine . www.thetackleshop.net
Old Maine Outfitters
What happens when an obsessed fisherman with some artistic talent starts playing with the logo for the original Maine flag, and replaces the pine tree with the silhouette of a striped bass, then places that logo on super high quality, super cool hats of about five dozen different descriptions (a lesser writer would say “Something for everyone!)? Old Maine Outfitters happens, that’s what. Patrick Rudman, owner of Old Maine Outfitters, has introduced maybe the single most iconic fishing logo in the history of throwing stuff into the water with a line attached to it in hopes of finding a fish dumb enough to bite onto the stuff, in which, hopefully, one has remembered to embed a hook.
On top of that, OMO donates 25% of profits to striped bass conservation. Seriously? This guy is crazy talented and a nice guy. (Terrible fly caster though. Just sayin’. Bahahahahahahahaaaa!!!!)
So…let me see…awesome logo? Check. Top quality products that will get you noticed and have the girls (or guys, as is your preference) giving you all the attention? Check. Also benefitting the coolest fish in the world? Check. Dangit, what are you doing wasting time here? Go buy a hat from OMO, stat!
P.S. Any angler who shows up for a fly fishing charter with me wearing any Old Maine Outfitters gear will receive a 10% discount on his or her charter.
I like music. A lot. I don’t like to be without music. And I really like music while I fish. But boats that operate on saltwater and devices that deliver music have traditionally been a horrific and short-lived combination. I took a chance on Turtlebox because they seemed like they meant it when they said it was waterproof. The ad featuring video of the guy throwing his Turtlebox into the pond was a great illustration. And unlike so many other Bluetooth speakers, it actually sounds good. Really good. I carry it with me on my flats boat all the time, and I absolutely love it. If you do anything outdoorsy at all and love music, I can’t recommend a Turtlebox highly enough.
Check ’em out here: https://turtleboxaudio.com/