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Q:

The Best Fly-Fishing Rivers: Penobscot River, Maine

I started taking fly-fishing lessons earlier this year, and I’m already starting to get the bug—so to speak—for the sport. What are your favorite fly-fishing rivers in the Northeast?

A:Originating near the Canadian border, the west branch of the Penobscot River is probably best known for the most rollicking whitewater in the Northeast. But make the long trip to Maine’s northern hinterlands with Maine Fishing Adventures and venture to the pools between the Class IV and V rapids to be rewarded with rich pockets of brooks and prehistoric-sized wild land-locked salmon.

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