Testimonials

Each season we receive random emails of thanks from clients who obviously share our passion and love of fly fishing and the great outdoors. We take great pride in sharing the kind words of praise and thanks our wonderful customers are sending us.

Hi Danny…

I wanted to send a big thank you everyone at the Fly Shop.

While Friday’s hurricane conditions were bad on the river, Sunday’s perfect weather resulted in a wonderful Father’s Day trip and nice bass. Thanks again!

Kind regards…
Scott Screpple

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Dan,

God forbid that I’m keeping Steve’s fans waiting.  I’ve attached the best photo of the legend and will send the entire set via Shutterfly so that you can use them as filler.
Just don’t tell me he has a fan club….
Thank Penny again for the great especially prepared dessert; it was delicious and Steve was jealous!
And thanks for a really great trip!  We had a blast!

Chet Rock
Orono, Maine

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Dan & Penny,

      That first cup if coffee sure tastes better in a MGFS coffee cup with visions of fishing dancing between the ears. Great two days of fishing with Chad and Chris.  Fish were large (16" to 21"), very healthy, and plentiful -- about 20 fish to the net each day.

      Looking forward to‎ Mon, 05 Jun with Chad and especially the Foxhole and Beach Pool trips this Fall. Thanks and best regards,,,,,,,,,,Grog

Greg Johnson – Harpswell, Maine

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Hi Penny and Dan — Once again we have had wonderful fishing experiences. We always learn a lot, and just being able to get away from everything and concentrate on fishing, water, woods and friends is so very valuable. Chad is an excellent guide; it was a pleasure to make his acquaintance. As you can see from the two photos I am attaching, we had some exciting moments during our drift boat trip yesterday (9/30) on the East Outlet.

We have already re-booked for next year and are looking forward to it. Thanks again for being there and for providing an opportunity to refocus and relax.

Beth & Lou
Cape Neddick, Maine


Chad,

Thank you for two great fishing experiences. I never imagined I would have been so lucky. I had made up my mind that a couple of “landlocks” would make my trip.
You were an excellent instructor and I picked up a lot of pointers from you, especially reading the water. The hour or so with the dry flies was my first.
I lost my hat in the ocean at Bar Harbor thanks to a gust of wind and ordered another from Penny along with some Nancy’s Prayers which I am anxious to try in Virginia.

Respectfully,
Richard Stallings


Hi Danny & Penny!

I just wanted to thank you guys for the awesome trip I had with my father to the West Branch of the Penobscot with Danny during the past Friday.
We had a great time and made some great memories. I attached some photos I took of the Salmon / Trout from the trip.
I’ll see you guys next year.
Thanks again for putting us on so many beautiful fish!

-Chris Henrickson


Dan,

I would like to thank you for a great day on the river.
Your knowledge and skill and professional attitude made for a great day of learning and fun.
Even though it rained we hardly noticed because you had us focused on learning.
We were very impressed with the great meal you whipped up at lunch.
We will be back!

Bob and Bill Curran
Uxbridge Ma.


Hi Dan,

We had a fabulous time the other day with Chad, Josh and Mike. We stuck some real beauties and had a good time interacting with the whole group. See attached. Mike set me up on a slab of a salmon that eventually broke off (my fault), but when it jumped the first time both Mike and I thought it was a Smallie, it’s girth was just that big. If that fish wasn’t 5 lbs I’ll give up my first born.

Dan, I’ve told you before these trips are the highlight of my year. You guys are great!

Best regards,
Chris vanHaasteren
Maine


Chad,

Bruce and I, and the other CTT, had a really fun time fishing with you guys last Sunday! What an amazing experience to be in the midst of a Hendrickson and Blue Wing Olive hatch, and see the fish feeding so furiously! We enjoyed the delicious lunch cookout under the tent and the skillful paddle down the rapids.

I’ve attached a couple of photos of the trip

We’ll see you again in a couple weeks!

Evelyn King
Maine


Penny and Dan,

My son and I enjoyed our first Maine float trip down the East Outlet with Chad and the Maine Guide Fly Shop. Justin and I had a great time and look forward to hooking up with your shop the next time we come to Maine. Chad was an excellent guide and we learned a lot! The trip created memories that will last a lifetime!

Hope you enjoy the attached pictures. Thanks again!

Maurice and Justin Waldorf
Mechanicsville, MD


Hi Dan,

I just wanted to take a second to thank you again for the tremendous experience that you provided for all of us on the West Branch.
Chris and I have been fishing together for about 30 years and your trip is about the best we have ever taken. Great place, great fish and better service.

Thanks again,
Ken, Chris,Mitch
New Hampshire


Dan,
Hard to do but you managed to make our day in the rain a good time!! As always you put us in the midst of the fish so that we caught more than I can count. Looking forward to a fall East Branch trip and a chance to wrap up the season with a double, again!

Vicki Koshliek
Portland, Maine


Hi Dan,
Just wanted to say THANKS for a great time last week.
You and your guides did a great job and I had a blast.
I volunteer for PHW (Project Healing Waters) and the trip we had with you and your crew was the best yet.
You and your crew have a great fall and winter and hope to fish with you again.
Thanks much
Bob Pelletier
Montana Pro Guide #12646


A big thanks goes out to Chad Cray and the rest of the shop for an amazing trip had by myself Matthew Bechard. I came up with Chris Burke for my first adventure with the shop on Wednesday on the East Outlet. Chad was nothing short of a complete gentleman and exceptional teacher, what a time I had. Thank you all for your exceptional ways and what you do. I had a blast and plan on passing on the good word about your work.

Matthew Bechard
Maine


To Everyone at Maine Guide Fly Shop,

I always enjoy stopping in to say Hi and never leave without a little more knowledge and information about the great area of Greenville.
Regardless of who is working at the time and what questions I ask they are always willing to share their knowledge of the area and sport.
My son and I have enjoyed two great drift trips. One Overnight last fall with Dan that was 2 days to forever remember and another fun trip just
last week May 28th with Chad. We enjoy the personalities and the knowledge the guides always bring to our trips.

John Glinko
Franklin, Maine


Penny & Josh,

Cannot express how much I enjoyed my float trip on the East Outlet, Kennebec River. As a beginner Fly Fisherman ,I was able to catch and release salmon and brook trout with the detailed instructions from my professional guide. It was such a great trip, I look forward to my return.
Tell josh I’m hooked on Fly Fishing! I’ll call you soon to book a fall trip.
Thank you. Respectfully.
Grant Nelson
Kennebunk, MainE


Hello Dan and Penny,

I just wanted to tell you how much (one again) I enjoyed my 2 days fishing with you. I look forward to it for several months leading up to it. The fishing was extremely productive. And I appreciate all of your knowledge about fishing and the region in general. I just can’t say enough about how much fun and relaxation the trip is for me.

Again, thanks for the wonderful experience.
Paul Cloutier


Dan,

Thanks very much for this great day together. I have to say it was the finest days of sight fishing I have had here in SW Florida…We were over fish in the first creek/cove until 1:30 PM Astounding.

Marshall DeMott
Naples, Florida


Dan

What a GREAT trip. Very hard to begin to tell you how very much we both enjoyed ourselves. It was very hard to leave. Please tell Penny how much we enjoyed everything she prepared. It was all great. I sure hope we can join you again next Fall. Thanks for an unforgettable experience.

Marc & Sarah Tischler
Burlington, Vt.


Dan,

Thanks for a great trip again and a great time. Once again it was a trip of a life time. Looking forward to next year. Maybe a few days in Florida. Thanks for everything.

Ralph Griffin
Melborne, Florida


Hi Dan & Penny;

Bill and I would like to say thank you for the wonderful time on the water in your new venture in the Florida.
My friend Bill Bassett. had a wonderful time with you on the water.
Dan you lived up to all I said, the complete fishing time with you, showed your mastery of the outdoors whether it is the North or South.
I will recommend your services to my friends, for a very memorable experience in the 10,000 Islands.

Dennis P. Neyland


Penny,

We had a fantastic time with Dan last weekend and plan to do it again as soon as we can. We thank you both for your services. Your lunch was great and the only thing that could be better is if I had the recipe fr your “gooey blueberry” cake!

Thanks, Mike and Leigh Ann Bische
Tavaras, Florida


Dear Dan,

Regret delay in getting back to you, but I wanted to thank you again for the unforgettable day my son Alex and I spent with you on the East Outlet the first week of October. Alex is already planning ahead for a Fox Hole trip !!!
Warm regards, it was an absolute pleasure to meet with you.

Clive Dobbs,
Frankfurt
Germany


Dan,

Just a quick note of thanks to the Maine Guide Fly Shop for a great fishing experience. Two of four had very little (if any) experience fly fishing and Chad and Ian had them casting well and catching fish in no time. The lunch was excellent and the Fall colors beautiful. We’ll be back to fish with these guys again this Spring!

Charles McCarthy
Scarborough, Maine


Dear Penny and Dan,

Just wanted to say how much my son Devin and I enjoyed our drift boat trip with Chad on the East Outlet on Sept 30. He is a wonderful guide and teacher and we learned a lot about this beautiful area from him. His knowledge of the water, boat handling and fly selection helped us land fish we never would have seen otherwise. We can’t think of a better way to experience and appreciate this great river, and we look forward to returning soon. And, of course, we are most grateful for your courtesy and helpfulness when we visited the shop.

Thanks again.
Very best,
Mike Ryan
Kensington, MD


Hi Penny,

Just wanted to send you some pictures of my son and Chad. It was his first time fly fishing and Chad did a fantastic job getting him started. It was also the best Father’s day gift I have ever received. I had a great time and look forward to taking another trip soon.
Thank you Chad and the Maine Guide Fly shop!
Jamie Wallace


Good Morning Dan & Penny,

My friends and I did a guided trip through your shop on 10/23. I just wanted to drop you a quick note to let you know that the guides, Mike and Ian, were outstanding. We had an excellent time and I certainly learned more than I expected. Both guides were extremely attentive and knowledgeable and both did their best to ensure that we all enjoyed our time on the river. The trip is definitely something I would recommend to my friends and I look forward to doing something similar in the future. I wish you guys the best over the winter and hopefully I will be in the area again very soon. Thanks again, and I would definitely stick with Mike and Ian if you want your customers to have an experience they will certainly remember!

Matthew P. Engster
Sikorsky Aerospace Services


Dear Dan and Penny.

I wanted to let you guys know how much fun we had with Ian and Mike on the Kennebec on Friday. They were very knowledgeable and great ambassadors of the area. I would recommend them to anyone. Thanks for setting us up with them and have a great winter.

Fred Schwarz Jr.
Sandy Bay


Hi Dan,

The trip that I took with you and my brother Doug this year the day after Father’s Day was one of the best days I have had on the water. Starting out on the East Outlet and going up stream off the bat catching salmon on streamers was great. The brook trout fishing this year was top notch Doug and I love the way you hunt down the fish. I still have in my head you saying “ There is a big salmon on the bank being a little to piggish”. Then casting a Klinkhammer to him and landing the fish not to mention the hundred plus fish you had on your counter that day. Well keep up the good work and I look forward to seeing you next year.

Derek Saunders


Dan, Penny, and Ian

Thank you all for your efforts in providing a wonderful day spent on the East Outlet, my nephew was quite impressed and the added bragging rights he had for catching the biggest fish and the trifecta of species (landlocked salmon, brook trout, and smallmouth bass) made it all the more special for him.

Thank you again and enjoy the rest of summer,
Ken Laustsen
Waterville, Maine


Hi Dan,

Here are the pictures that I took. We had a GREAT time. Jim has a few more pictures that will be forthcoming. Thanks for a great day! Everything was perfect. I have told people that it is probably my most memorable day fishing!

Don Corey
Holden,ME.


Dear Dan and Penny,

We just wanted to thank you and let you know how good of a time we had yesterday (Sunday). Chad was an incredible guide, we learned a lot from him and we could not have asked for anything better! You guys run a great shop and hopefully we will be up again soon.
Thanks a lot!!
Kyle and Emily


Penny,

Thank you so much for accommodating us this past weekend on the Penobscot. I know that we had to do some last minute scrambling to arrange for Chad to accompany us so we are very appreciative for all your hard work.
As you can see from the photos, Chad and I have had some luck with two 20+ inch salmon. As a guide, Chad could not have worked harder to ensure a great trip for us. From boat-in to boat-out, he didn’t stop working to position us for the best fish and to teach us the best presentation to catch and land them.
Once again, thank you very much for helping us with another great trip and we look forward to seeing you again next summer.

Regards,
Andrew Morgan
Ashland, Ma.


Dear Dan & Penny,

I wanted to thank you and your wife for the great hospitality. Dan, thank you for all the great instructions on how to catch fish. I just love being outside and especially with great views of nature, and when you’re catching fish with all that , “WOW”.

Thanks again,
Dick Fortier


Hi Dan,

I have never had a better fly-fishing trip than the time we spent on the river on the 16th. You have the patience of Job. I probably learned enough from you to get a master’s degree in fly-fishing if I could only remember 10% of what you taught me. I have included a snap of the smallmouth bass. What an exciting adventure. I am already planning another trip back next year and I only got home this morning at 1:30 am.

Thanks again,
Bill Bilenky
Inverness, Florida


Dear Dan and Penny,

Thank you for everything you did to make my first trip to the East Outlet such a complete pleasure. Penny, your service and attentiveness are great. You made me feel like I was your best and most favorite customer. The advice you gave me in advance of my solo wading trip to the East Outlet was most helpful, and your fly selection helped me to a few really nice fish.

Dan, I’ve been fortunate to have experienced guided trips in some special places. You are by far the most knowledgeable, pleasant, and patient guide I’ve ever worked with. I learned more about fishing, fish, and habitat from you in one day than I did from all those other guides combined. And on top of all that, you cooked us the best on-river lunch I’ve ever had. You have a beautiful “office” and the joy you take in sharing it with others was an added pleasure. You can expect to see me again next spring for another trip and many times after that. Be safe and stay healthy.

Best regards,
Vince Messer
Bar Harbor