Every now and then I have the great opportunity to get off the “grid” and spend some time fly fishing in Northern Maine. This Camp is one of my most favorite places to unwind, fish, and relive a part of history. These historic Maine Camps where built in the early 1900’s when ‘Sports’ and their family’s would move from Boston to the Maine woods for the summer. They would fish, hunt and explore the natural world. Of course, they had their ‘Maine Guides’ to take care of them and guide them in these great woods. They would read, carve, play cards and put on skits. For a month or maybe two they would live the woods life away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Today these camps still survive, although many just barely. They are rustic but comfortable and hark’en back to a formal yet relaxed outdoor experience. The hand hewed beams, rustic furniture, kerosene lamps and wood stoves speak to a time I wish I had known.