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Default Moosehead lake/Kennebec River guide recommendations?

Hi All...planning a trip in early June to the Moosehead Lake Maine area. It will be our first trip there. Thinking of doing a drift boat for day one and hopefully picking up a tip or 2 for wading on the second day. Anybody have any experiences with the drift boat guys that would care to make a recommendation of offer any advice?
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I'm sure RipTide will have plenty of good info for you but take a look at the Maine Guide Fly shop. My buddy says they are the best in the area.

https://maineguideflyshop.com/

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I don't know anything about guides, but I remember hearing some talk about one guide that a more than a few people mentioned you should stay well away from

It wasn't someone from the Maine Guide shop
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Thanks for the input fellas. I've got a call into the shop-
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Default Re: Moosehead lake/Kennebec River guide recommendations?

I used to go up there every year but we are talking history when the dates come into play. The only people I met that do a business there and have been for a long time ran Casey's Camps at Spencer Bay. He had a young guy who worked for him named Scotty and they may still be in business. Google will answer that quickly, I didn't use them as guides but visited the place on 2 different years. I suggest them because they have been there since the 70's, if they don't know what's happening then I don't know who would.

Wading tip; the Kennebec is one of the slickest rivers I ever walked in, being an outflow there is a lot of algae on the rocks so use cleats and carry a staff. The last time I fished it was 94 and at the time is was producing more land locks than the Moose or West Branch, they weren't huge but were plentiful. Were I to be going back to Maine I'd probably go there based on the last experience.
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