Fly Fishing Trips

We offer outstanding fly fishing for Maine’s four major cold water fish species right from our doorstep. Acrobatic landlocked salmon, rugged brown trout, frisky rainbow trout, and the legendary brook trout abound in the Upper Kennebec Watershed.


Spend time with our knowledgeable and experienced guides who will assist in fly selection, fish location and proven techniques, all while you enjoy the beauty of our remote locations. From true tail-water fisheries below Maine’s hydroelectric dams, to freestone sections of braided river, and remote mountain ponds, we have a variety of outstanding water to choose from.


Each trip includes a Registered Maine Guide and you can purchase your Maine fishing license right from our main lodge! Call us at 207-663-4466 to book your guided fishing trip. Discover the secret spots only the expert local guides know for rugged brook trout, acrobatic landlocked salmon, and sneaky smallmouth bass.


We supply transportation to and from the lodge to the river, snacks and water and a hearty riverside lunch on full day trips. All our trips are catch and release so bring your camera! You’ll also want to bring a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen and rain gear (rain jackets and pants are recommended).

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Fly Fishing the Upper Kennebec Gorge for Trout and Salmon

This remote section of the Kennebec River is our showcase trip. We are the only fishing outfitter that guides on this rugged section. Well known for its exciting class 4 whitewater rapids, the Upper Kennebec Gorge transforms into a pristine Maine stream and fly fishing haven for brook trout and salmon when the dam is not releasing those big water flows. It has a hidden gem of a fishery located deep in its bedrock canyon. Hold on, because at some point the water will rise and you and your fishing-turned-whitewater guide will get an exciting raft ride home.

Full-Day Drift Boat Trips

While rowing our Hog Island Boat Works drift boat, our Registered Maine Guides provide river knowledge and excellent boat handling to get you into the right position. This is a perfect way to gain confidence in a variety of fly fishing techniques. We offer several options for your day; each trip includes beverages and snacks, a Registered Maine Guide and all the equipment you need for a great day of fly fishing.

East Outlet of Moosehead Lake

Draining Moosehead Lake, the East Outlet flowing into Indian Pond has cold water all season and the great fishing to show for it. Landlocked salmon and brook trout along with class 1-3 rapids provide the challenge for a postcard day on this beautiful remote river.

Bingham Section of the Kennebec River

One of the few sections of river with a wild, self-sustaining rainbow trout fishery. Salmon and brook trout are also caught during the day. This river section is a true tail water, with cooler water entering the river from Wyman Dam. The braided river bed offers a variety of opportunities for dry flies and nymphs.

Solon Section of the Kennebec River

Known for its brown trout, this section also has salmon, brook trout and rainbow trout. Weaving its way through some amazing farmlands, this section is as scenic as it is a joy to fish.

Trip Details


Explorer, Action Family


Minimum Age


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Trip Length



Beverages and lunch

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Meeting Time

5 AM


May – November

Trip Pricing

  • 1-2 Anglers



We had an amazing weekend fly-fishing with Mike Pilsbury (who was incredible!) and camping at Lot 21. We caught a couple nice fish and really enjoyed our day on the water. We relaxed in the evening with a few beers and watching the Bruins at the lodge. All-in-all, it was a terrific weekend and we cannot wait to come back!! Thank you Northern Outdoors and Mike Pilsbury!!

Maria and Jack T. Cambridge, MA