Friday, August 31, 2018 2:00PM - Sunday, September 2, 2018 11:00AM
Registration is required for this activity.
(best time to call: 9am-5pm, Monday-Saturday)
This program is for the beginner fly fishing angler or a refresher course for anyone looking to reconnect with the art of fly fishing. Programming will begin after dinner Friday evening with a workshop on fly rods, reels, line, flies, knots and basic skills. On Saturday morning after breakfast participants will be given hands on lessons aimed at handling a fly rod, proper casting techniques and what to do when you get a bite. After lunch, participants will be split into groups with half heading to the Roach River and the other half headed to Roach Pond. Here individuals will receive on the water instruction on casting technique and reading trout waters. This will give fisherman a better understand of fish habits and where to find them. Halfway through the day the groups will switch fishing waters so that they have equal time learning on the river and on the pond. Throughout the weekend guides will be available to give instruction, help understand flies, fly selection, and help anglers correct their casting technique. Saturday evening after supper there will be an evening program on native and wild brook trout and what the AMC is doing to preserve their fragile habitat.
*: Lodging on Friday and Saturday nights, dinner Friday and Saturday night, breakfast and lunch Saturday and Sunday. Instruction and leadership is by Registered Maine Guides. A custom box of flies is also provided.
GPS coordinates are:
- 69.321" W
From South Via Greenville:
• Take I-95 north to Exit 157 (old 39) at Newport, Route 7 north to Dexter, Route 23 north to
• Guilford, then Route 15 North to Greenville.
• At the traffic light in the center of Greenville, proceed north on Lily Bay Road for 19 paved miles to Kokadjo.
• In Kokadjo, you will cross the Roach River at the dam to First Roach Pond.
• Four Tenths of a mile after crossing the Roach River, bear left where the pavement ends.
• Proceed 1.6 miles and bear right at the sign for Medawisla Lodge.
The access roads to AMC's Maine Wilderness Lodges are dirt logging roads subject to the impacts of wet weather conditions, particularly during early spring and late fall. Please note that until road grading occurs in these regions, conditions are rough and may not be passable in cars with low ground clearance.
For up-to-date information, please contact AMC Reservations 603-466-2727 or the AMC Greenville Office 207-695-3085.
Please note that the access roads are not paved and are subject to washouts and potholes. Roads may not be passable by cars with low clearance. Please limit your speed to 25 mph, and yield to logging trucks. There is no fuel available once you leave the state highways. Call in advance for road conditions during spring, fall, or when storms are expected. Please allow 6.5 hours driving time if driving from the Boston area, 9.5 hours from the greater NYC area.