Opening Day!

20180401_164346As you know, the Angler’s Pint is perfect for tall tales after a day on the water, but this year it was tall tales in front of the fire! While I have a year-round stream not far from my studio here in Rockland, Maine, there is something special about getting out on April 1st, the traditional first day of the fishing season.

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Snow on the banks and cold water were warmed by a bright sun as I visited several midcoast streams throughout the day. I had hoped to go farther afield, but a lame duck (really, a duck with a bum foot!) kept me closer to home. It was awesome just to be out casting, but a brown trout lurking along a dark eddy line made it even better.

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I even got a mention in the Portland Press Herald in a piece written by angler-writer Deirdre Flemming titled “‘Opening day’ remains a ritual, regardless of Easter – or the weather.”  As fun as the day was, it sure was nice to sit down in front of the fire that night with my Brook Trout Angler’s Pint, a Maine beer and stories of another opening day in Maine.

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