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Remote Ponds Fly Fishing

Date and Time

Friday, May 29, 2020 5:00PM - Sunday, May 31, 2020 12:00PM


Little Lyford Lodge and Cabins,
Maine, Inland,


Registration is required for this activity.

(best time to call: 9am - 5pm, Monday - Saturday)


Late spring is the perfect time to explore some of the remote ponds that dot the AMC's Maine Woods Initiative property. This program provides anglers the opportunity to fish for both Native and Wild Brook Trout while accompanied by trained AMC guides. Programming starts Friday evening after dinner with a presentation on native and wild brook trout and what the AMC is doing to preserve their fragile habitat. Saturday morning before breakfast the early risers will head down to First Lyford Pond in search of early summer brook trout. After breakfast participants will be shuttled to remote ponds where they will spend the day with AMC guides in search for colorful native brookies. Each participant will be given individual attention. Fishing guides will be around all day to give instruction, help with fly selection, and work with the angler on any specific problem. All participants will get a custom box of flies that are known for attracting brook trout in the area. Participants should plan to spend most of the day outdoors fly fishing out of a canoe. There will also be a short hike to get to the ponds. Guests are lodged in the bunkhouse or private rustic cabins with capacities ranging from two to twelve people. All cabins contain wood stoves, gas lights and beds. Bedding and towels are not provided at Little Lyford. Hearty breakfasts and dinners are served family style each morning and evening in the lodge dining room. Each morning lodge staff prepares trail lunches for each participant that are available after breakfast. Travel times and guided activities will vary depending on abilities and weather. Sample Itinerary: Friday, Day One 2:00- 4:00 pm Check into Lodge 5:00 pm Meet Group, go over schedule 6:00 pm Dinner 7:00 pm AMC Trout Conservation Program Saturday, Day Two 7:00 am Fish Lyford 1 pond 8:00 am Breakfast - Pick up Lunch 9:00 am Shuttle to remote ponds 12:00 pm Lunch 1:00 pm- 3:00 pm shuttle to remote ponds 6:00 pm Dinner 7:00 pm Fly tying Sunday, Day Three 8:00 am Breakfast- Pick up trail lunch 9 am- 11:00 am Fish Pleasant River 12:00 pm Goodbyes

AMC Trip Policy


Starting at:

Adult: $309 member / $345 non-member
Youth: $309 member / $345 non-member
*Lodging on Friday and Saturday nights; All meals from first night dinner through lunch on last day; Hot Shower and Sauna; A Custom box of flies; Free Use of Fly Rods and Reel; Free Use of Canoes, Kayaks, Paddles, and PFD; Leadership by AMC Guides and Registered Maine Guides.

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Instruction (Skills)
Paddling - Canoeing
Specialty Skills
Fly Fishing

Offered By

AMC Staff



Nearby AMC Destination

Little Lyford Lodge and Cabins




Adults (18+)


(best time to call: 9am - 5pm, Monday - Saturday)


AMC Guides are passionate about the outdoors and have the skills necessary to ensure safe adventures. Certified in wilderness medicine, with focused training in outdoor leadership and risk management, guides provide individual attention while reaching group goals. They possess local natural and cultural history knowledge and solid backcountry skills, and they follow well-planned itineraries. As lifelong learners, AMC guides create the connections and moments that become lasting memories.