04-20-2017, 08:27 AM
Re: Solon, Maine
Moosehead/Greenville is probably 80-90 minutes to the north but that's the closest shop and it's a good one.
Most people that go to Solon to fish are there for the float that begins at the campground.
It's an easy float that you can do in a canoe. The campground
does a shuttle.
Kennebec River Browns - Fly Fisherman
The guy that wrote this article used to have a fly shop in the area but I haven't seen it open in a few years.
As for pond flies, a lot depends on when you'll be there. Embden is a big deep "pond" and it looks like early season, before the water warms, you can expect salmon, brookies and even lake trout, but once the water warms, and I'm talking just a little ( first week of June ?), it will be mostly smallmouth
Looks like there's a variety of baits too. Smelt, shiners, dace. I'd bet on a large number of leaches as well
As for bugs, where I fish it's the dragon fly nymphs that really get the fish moving as do Hex nymphs toward the beginning of July
The simpler the outfit, the more skill it takes to manage it, and the more pleasure one gets in his achievements.” --- Horace Kephart
Last edited by Rip Tide; 04-20-2017 at 09:36 AM.