‘Tis the season for brook trout fishing

Posted May 03, 2013, at 4:40 p.m.
BDN Visuals Editor Brian Feulner uses a new fly rod he built on the Union River Tuesday evening near Amherst, Maine.
Brian Feulner
BDN Visuals Editor Brian Feulner uses a new fly rod he built on the Union River Tuesday evening near Amherst, Maine. Buy Photo

Old-timers will tell you that the brook trout fishing starts to get really good when the leaves on the alder trees get as big as a mouse’s ear. Recent warm weather has made anglers antsy, no matter what the alders may indicate or the mice might think. BDN visuals editor Brian Feulner took advantage of a warm spring day to try out the new fly rod he built while fishing the Union River near Amherst on Tuesday.

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