When we asked a few of our earlier guides who we might contact in Maine to fish, they all said we had to contact Bob Mallard…. so we did! Bob is one of the true leaders in the fly fishing community having advocated for fish, clean water and better regulations for many years. Additionally, Bob has written numerous books and articles in the fly fishing world and serves as Publisher of Fly Fish America Magazine. His Stonefly Press books, “50 Best Places Fly Fishing the Northeast” and “25 Best Towns Fly Fishing for Trout” are among the best in the field. His current project, the Native Fish Coalition, is “dedicated to the conservation, preservation and restoration of native fish.”
We had the pleasure of floating and wading the Kennebec River with Bob and had a blast chunking streamers to the banks, talking fishing, politics, conservation and history. His “Guide Talk” is full of insights and thought-provoking ideas. If you ever get to Maine, you must make sure to call Bob at Kennebec River Guides and prepare yourself for an incredible day. We’ll be going back as soon as we can to fish the Kennebec again, but also the Rapid and several others spots Bob highlighted during our time with him. His passion for native fish and the opportunity to fish with him for these special species is already pulling us to return. In the meantime, please enjoy Bob’s “Guide Talk” with us on the Kennebec.