Libby Camps fly fishing vacations for Maine brook trout and landlocked salmon are the finest in the East. Catch and relax is our motto. This is the oldest Orvis-endorsed lodge in Maine. No detail is overlooked, which is why the same family has owned and operated these camps for five generations. Great lake-side log cabin accommodations, exceptional Maine guides, home-cooked family style meals and honest Maine service is our trademark.
The lodge’s seaplanes provide a quick lift to nearly limitless access to countless ponds within 3.5 million acres of the North Maine Woods where one of our 100+ canoes are stashed and waiting to get you on the water. Looking for solitude? Fish a different pond or river every day of your trip and never see another soul. Three of the best wild Brook Trout rivers in Maine are within this radius, the Allagash River, Penobscot River and Aroostook River. Matt’s thousands of hours of flight time as a seaplane air taxi makes safety second nature. Don’t feel like flying? We have over 30 remote ponds and countless steams within 20 miles of camp.
Fishing with a guide has changed little in the last 110 years. A beginner can expect to learn the intricacies of fly fishing while catching native brookies in an untouched environment, sharing the stream with a moose, osprey or eagles, but rarely with another fisherman. An expert fishermen and guide can work at hooking one of our famous 20-inch squaretails or salmon on one of the many trophy ponds or rivers. We protect our fisheries and expect you to do the same. Wild trout to eat are taken only from select beaver ponds and streams where the stocks are overpopulated.
Access to the lodge is by seaplane or private gated gravel road. A commercial jet can leave Boston in the afternoon, meet a seaplane in Bangor and be fishing the evening hatch the same day. Variety of fishing occurs depending on daily fishing destinations, time of year, water temperatures and levels. Success depends on what is hatching, from the ice-out smelt run to the hatches of early caddis, prolific may flies, huge green drakes or a myriad of other insects and baits.