From my first visit to the Bangor Salmon Pool on the Penobscot River in the 1970's, I have been intrigued with the quest for the Atlantic Salmon. I became totally hooked when I landed my first salmon on the Tobique River in New Brunswick in 1989 and I was still just as excited when I landed my most recent salmon on the Cains River in October 2022. Along the way, I have learned alot and had some wonderful experiences. This program is designed for the angler not quite sure how to begin their quest. I will share my experiences - successes, mistakes and some of the other lessons I have learned along the way. Book now for the Fall of 2023!
Country Haven Guide Ken Vickers and Tim on a July Miramichi evening
Country Haven Cottage
Richard Adams at Glenn Emma on the Matapedia QC
Are you looking for an interesting program for a library, museum, civic organization, church fellowship group, Trout Unlimited chapter or conservation group? My programs are informative, fun and great for a wide range of audiences. Both Virtual and In-Person presentations are available. Contact me at email@example.com or call me at 603-329-5552 for program fees and scheduling information.
This is one of my most popular programs. The West Branch of the Penobscot, Rapid River, Roach River, the East Outlet and Grand Lake Stream are all waters that are discussed in this program highlighting some of the wonderful rivers that Maine has to offer. I talk about some of the areas that I enjoy fishing and the flies and techniques that I have found to be successful. The program is filled with photos of these wonderful rivers and some of the flies that I used. Join me for a discussion about some beautiful country and fascinating fishing opportunities.
This program is great for fly fishermen, fly tyers and people who just enjoy the great outdoors. It is designed to stimulate a discussion about what is a "favorite fly" and get anglers thinking about the flies that they use and why. It is a fun, light hearted program that includes photos of flies, fishing locations and outdoor scenery with a touch of philosophy. I share some of my favorite freshwater patterns and the experiences and stream-side observations that have contributed to making these flies "favorites".
This program is targeted to the angler interested in saltwater fly fishing, however anyone interested in the beauty of the coast will enjoy the presentation. I discuss the ways in which I adapted my freshwater fishing knowledge and skills to the saltwater experience, and provide some tips that will be helpful to the freshwater angler who is interested in exploring our New England coastal waters.
Wow! After a year's delay due to the worldwide Covid 19 pandemic, I made the trip to Iceland in June 2021. This program shares my experience seeing some of the many wonders of this fascinating country, and experiencing June fishing for Brown Trout, Arctic Char and Sea Trout in Northeastern Iceland. After this experience, I can tell you that Iceland should be on your bucket list. Join me for an evening of fun looking at the wonders of Iceland.
As a New England fly fisherman, I had always dreamed about fishing the magical rivers of the West. After traveling to the West several times, I am constantly amazed at the fisheries I have experienced. This program takes a look at some of the great waters of southwestern Montana, including the Big Hole, the Beaverhead and the Jefferson rivers as well as a side trip to one section of the world famous Madison. Come with me to enjoy this wonderful part of our country.
Travel with me on one fisherman's dream adventure trip to two of Montana's superb trout rivers - The Bighorn and the Missouri.
This is a great program for TU and other sporting clubs as I share my experience on these two fabulous rivers and highlight the beauty of Montana's high plains, canyons and mountain scenery. If you have been to Montana, this program will bring back memories., If you have not been there yet, it will get you dreaming!
This program is excellent for public libraries and other community groups as well as conservation or sporting clubs.
Travel with me as I explore one amazing corner of the West. I'll share the beauty of Yellowstone and Grand Tetons National Parks. This presentation highlights some of the beautiful rivers, mountains and canyons of this part of Montana and Wyoming. The program highlights the wildlife and geo-thermal features that make this region so special. You will see why they call it "Big Sky Country".