Weatherby's Resort, ME

Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Lodge in Grand Lake Stream, Maine.

Weatherby's Resort, ME

Overview

As one of the oldest and most famous fly-fishing lodges in the country, Weatherby's origins stem from the nineteenth century, and have become a way of life for many sportsmen looking for a remote, quality fishing experience. The Grand Lake Stream region of Downeast Maine is renowned for some of the best smallmouth bass, landlocked salmon, and lake trout fishing in the world! Restricted to fly fishing only, three mile long Grand Lake Stream offers fantastic brook trout and salmon fishing throughout the summer. Hatches are prolific beginning in late May. And although we are famous for our caddis, the stream is home to great numbers and variations of mayflies, stones, and alder flies. Our smallmouth waters within a short distance of the lodge are numerous, undeveloped, uncrowded and boast superb fisheries. Extended seasons allow stream and lake fishing through October. We are committed to making your vacation not just a trip - but an experience- one that you will want to pass along to your children and grandchildren. Corporate groups gladly accommodated.

Date Range

May through October.

What is Provided to Customer

Private cabin, all meals, use of Orvis fly rods and waders, spinning rods, and canoes and kayaks.

Region/Terrain Where You Fish

Downeast Maine – along the border of New Brunswick, CA, known as the Downeast Lakes Region of Maine. In the St. Croix River Valley, we fish numerous lakes, rivers, streams and ponds for salmon, lake trout, smallmouth bass, native brook trout.

Typical Weather by Season

Spring – May/June range from 45 to 80 degrees F. Occasional rain, but not a wet season. Summer 50-90 degrees F, relatively dry with occasional thunder storms. Fall 30-70 degrees F, typically dry with occasional storms with significant rain possible.

Itinerary

Sample of Typical Itinerary


Day 1 | Arrive, unpack in private cabin, dine, sort gear and prepare to meet guides.

Day 2 | Breakfast at 7AM, guides at 7:30, out to remote lake to fish smallmouth by 8:00 AM, shore dinner on lake with fresh fish, return to lodge at 5PM, cocktails, dine, retire to cabin.

Day 3 | Breakfast at 7AM, guides at 7:30, to Grand Lake Stream to fly fish for landlocked salmon and brook trout, shore lunch, return to lodge at 5PM, cocktails, dine, retire to cabin.

Day 4 | Head out to remote wild trout pond, fish until 4 PM, return for cocktails, dine and retire to cabin.

Activities

On-site Activities

Fishing, biking, hiking, running, swimming, whiffle ball, fly tying, piano, and basketball.

Off-site Activities

Whale watching, bird watching, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, antiquing, shopping, and dining.

Lodging

Lodging, Meals, and Accommodations

Serving two meals a day in our dining room and packing hot or cold lunches to go in the field each day. Dinner consists of homemade soups, rolls, fresh salads, entrée and desserts. Breakfast is cooked to order to include anything from blueberry pancakes to poached eggs, bacon, sausage, fresh muffins, fruit, coffee and tea.

Species

Species You Fish for by Season

Spring - lake trout, smallmouth bass, brook trout, landlocked salmon.

Summer – white perch, yellow perch, chain pickerel, salmon, smallmouth bass, brook trout.

Fall – salmon, smallmouth bass, white perch.

Gear

What Should Customers Bring?


Gear List Weatherby’s May/June/September/October:

  • Bug repellent – Ben’s, Deepwoods Off or other non-toxic
  • Hats for sun and warmth
  • Fishing gloves – neoprene, fleece or wool
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Boots for in boat – waterproof or repellant
  • Dry shoes for camp
  • Swimsuit
  • Good rain jacket and pants
  • Wool or fleece jacket or sweater
  • Synthetic long underwear tops and bottoms
  • Warm socks
  • Spare glasses or contacts if required
  • Spare prescription meds if required
  • Personal toiletries

The above items should be considered mandatory to have with you in addition to your regular clothing list. A day in May or June could be 75 degrees, sunny with no black flies or it could be 40 degrees and driving rain. For your enjoyment, you should be prepared for all conditions. Optional gear is outlined below.

  • Camera
  • Binoculars/field guides
  • Bug net
  • Buzz Off clothing
  • Water bottle
  • Day or fanny pack
  • Hiking shoes/boots

Spinning and fly rods are available at camp for your use. Waders are available to rent.

Gear List Weatherby’s Summer:

  • Bug repellent – Ben’s, Deepwoods Off or other non-toxic
  • Hats for sun
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Wading shoes/sandals for in boat
  • Dry shoes for camp
  • Swimsuit
  • Good rain jacket and pants
  • Wool or fleece jacket or sweater
  • Spare glasses or contacts if required
  • Spare prescription meds in required
  • Personal toiletries

The above items should be considered mandatory to have with you in addition to your regular clothing list. A summer day fishing in Maine could be quite warm and comfortable or it could be damp and chilly. For your enjoyment, you should be prepared for all conditions. Optional gear is outlined below.

  • Camera
  • Binoculars/field guides
  • Bug net
  • Buzz Off clothing
  • Water bottle
  • Day or fanny pack
  • Hiking shoes/boots

Spinning and fly rods are available at camp for your use. Waders are available to rent.

FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions


Q. How far from Boston?
A. 5.5 hours.

Q. Nearest airport?
A. Bangor, Maine.

Q. Do you have equipment?
A. Yes, we provide fly rods, spin rods, waders.

Q. Do I need a guide?
A. No, but we strongly recommend guides so as to maximize your experience.

Q. What if I have food allergies?
A. We cook for vegetarians, vegans, celiacs on a regular basis. Just let us know ahead of time.

Q. May I ship my baggage?
A. Yes, we recommend UPS service to our lodge and we can return ship your gear.

Reviews

Overall: 4.5/5 starsShow Rating Distribution 4.5 / 5 based on 2 reviews

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2 of 2 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 4/5 stars 4/5

    Excellent fishing, poor food. - 8/23/2014
    By: from Wales, UK

    The place oozes history of American fishing , one of the places to go before you die! The guide was stunning, the fishing also of a similar standard. The Orvis shop was well stocked and excellent. However the standard of the food was at best poor, the coffee appalling. The cottage provided needed remedial work done on it to bring it up to standard. What really irritated me was that the owner did not welcome me, to show me the place and facilities and irritatingly a gentleman from New York, an MD with a most expensive Porche , I witnessed being given the red carpet treatment. Perhaps because we came in an old Toyota! Everyone should be given the same treatment irrespective of appearances!

  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    Great fishing with great service - 6/6/2014
    By: from Gloucester, MA
    Top 250 Contributor

    Stayed at Weatherbys several times and enjoyed each stay. The service and food are great. It is walking distance from the stream and Jeff gives very helpful advice on where to go and what to flies to use. I have brought first time fly fishers with me on some trips and everybody thouroghly enjoyed their time at Weatherbys. I plan on many more visits.

Weatherby's Resort
Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Lodge
Jeff McEvoy
112 Millford Road
Grand Lake Stream, ME 04637
877-796-5558
207-796-5558

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