Salmon fishing in Miramichi in 1959

Upon completing a twitter search using the keyword”Miramichi”, as I do everyday, I came upon this post from a blogger from Maine, a great read and a wonderful video..

from the blog “Maine Matters”

July is the birth month of my dad who was a huge fly fisherman, especially for Atlantic Salmon. And I will be dedicating some of my July posts in memory of him.

He would fish The Ducktrap, The Penobscot Salmon Pool, The Narraguagus or anywhere else, including some pretty decent waters in NB, where he suspected there was a chance of hooking up one of the Holy Trinity of fly fishing according to his sometime fishing companion Ted Williams.

This video takes place at those NB waters, The Miramichi in New Brunswick. Once a year he and his fly fishing bros would head up to the river for a week and they always came back with fish…big fish!

This video is from an old home movie that I re-filmed with my flip cam. Dad is the one with the tan vest and red sleeves..

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Mike Webber grew up in Waldo County within a strong fishing and hunting family tradition. Boating is a big part of his life as well. He, his wife and dogs can be found on Penobscot bay cruising up and down the rocky Maine coast, picnicking on the islands, or enjoying the treats of West Grand Lake, Megunticook or Lake St. George. For many years his wife has been a puppy raiser for Guiding Eyes For The Blind.