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Fishing for Atlantic salmon is part of Maine’s heritage. Fly-fishing for salmon became a popular activity that inspired local entrepreneurs to build and invent new kinds of fishing rods. Maine-built fly rods became famous worldwide.
Fishing is a way for people to connect with nature, to know their river. While fishing for Atlantic salmon no longer occurs in Maine because the species is endangered, there are many opportunities to fish for landlocked salmon, brook trout, and other fish; many other ways to enjoy the outdoors; and many rivers to know.
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