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Welcome to the new Anadromous Adventures Blog!

Thank you for checking out our new blog and please check back here often for new posts!

This blog will serve many purposes, including keeping you up to date on our various adventures and activities throughout the year. I'll post fishing reports, adventures both on and off the water, updates fro the fly factory and favorite fly patterns, fly tying tutorials, wild fish and game recipes, and whatever else I think might pique your interest. 

We're finally starting to get some spring-like weather here in southern Maine and not a moment too soon! After what I termed a bimodal winter (winter-like December/January followed by a spring-like February followed by a very winter-like March), I think are finally start to be actually past the second peak. This Sunday, April 1st is the traditional opening day for freshwater fishing in Maine and I can't wait for this weekend! Hopefully the warm weather and little bit of rain will get rid of some of the snow in the woods.

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This week I'll get the tarp off the Sarah Jeanne, charge the battery, and tackle any spring maintenance with the hope of putting her in "The Big Lake" (Sebago) sometime in mid-April for a shakedown cruise and hopefully find a salmon or two. In addition to striper flies, a few smelt imitating flies have been coming off the bench recently for springtime.

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In the meantime before getting the boat out, the maple syrup season is in full swing and sugaring has been my primary hobby in March. It's my first year and has been a fun activity after the ice has been too poor for fishing.

Boiling down sap.

Boiling down sap.

First batch!

First batch!

Well that's all for now, please check back soon!