Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Guide in Union, Maine

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Don Kleiner

Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Guide

Phone icon207-785-4496 Email icondonk@maineoutdoors.biz Link iconmaineoutdoors.biz
69 Beote Road
Union, ME 04862

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The Story

Kids, parents, and grandparents will be at ease on a trip with Maine Outdoors, experience this beautiful place while having fun. Don can make accommodations for various learning styles and accessibility needs, so every member of the family can fully experience the Maine outdoors during your private, custom experience.

Whether you're a beginner or an experienced angler, Don will ensure your success with helpful suggestions, knowledge of the area, the wildlife, and the environment. Don uses a 20-foot Lund Alaskan and each trip includes fishing gear, bait, and life jackets. If you’d like to use your own gear, bring it along!

All trips are exclusive (meaning only your party) and each trip is customizable to your interests. If you have someone who would simply like to go along and not fish they are welcome. Don will make an effort to make the trip just as much fun for them as it will be for you. Trips are 3 or 6 hours and start times can be customized.

Don Kleiner is a Master Maine Guide who has been creating delightful outdoor memories for clients for 37 years. Offering guided trips in the area for primarily families and beginners. See more at http://maineoutdoors.biz/maine-guide-about-us

Sample of Typical Itinerary:

Trips are either 3 or 6 hours in length. Start and end times are easily adapted to your schedule and prime fishing times. Lunch is included on 6-hour trips and licenses are included on all trips. Fishing equipment and flies are available for your use at all times as a part of the trip. If you are staying in the local area we can pick you up and return you to where you are staying at the end of your trip.

What is Provided to Customer:

Everything is provided but warm clothing and a smile! We can provide rods rigged and ready, along with the terminal tackle you will need to be successful.

What Should Customers Bring?

Always bring warm clothing on the Maine Coast, as the weather is rarely hot. Sunscreen is always advisable when around the water, and your camera is welcome. If you are planning to wade a local river, your own waders will likely fit better and be more comfortable. Rain gear is nice to have along but we have some to lend.

Date Range:

Available from May 1 - December 10.

Species You Fish for by Season:

The season starts in late April for early season trout fishing, gradually shifting to bass in freshwater. Stripers arrive in our river by mid-June and stick around until Labor Day. Freshwater fishing picks up on bass in September with trout again available from October until early December.

Region/Terrain Where You Fish:

Mid-coast Maine, covering both salt- and freshwater opportunities. Saltwater fishing is primarily on the Saint George River chasing stripers and the occasional bluefish. Freshwater is primarily for smallmouth bass in lakes and ponds by boat to provide the best opportunities for success. Trout (primarily brook trout) are available during cooler water periods in early spring and fall.

Typical Weather by Season:

Early spring and fall can be quite chilly; think warm clothing at that time of year. Rain gear adds a layer of wind protection. Cold rain and wind are distinct possibilities during this part of the year with daytime highs sometimes only in the 40s.

Summer days start out cool and frequently foggy with temperatures in the upper 50s. By midday, the fog is gone and, with the sun, temperatures get up to 70 or even 80 degrees. Even in summer, some days can be very cool.

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