Dear Friends of Weatherby’s,
2019 was an interesting year here at Weatherby’s. We saw the good; the bad; and the ugly. Curly and Gus managed to have puppies, born May 15. Six beautiful, healthy English cocker pups – all went to good homes.
Weatherby’s on TV
We filmed two television shows this spring – The New Fly Fisher and The Orvis Guide to Fly Fishing in addition to recording a podcast with Tom Rosenbauer of ORVIS. A cold spring put our fishing behind by about 10 days, but we managed to find a few early smallmouths for the camera and some awesome early run salmon in Grand Lake Stream. Both shows will air this winter sometime. Stay tuned. We will let you know via social media and our electronic newsletter.
We welcomed our new chef, Becky Bailey, and staff Vicky and Luke Brown, and Mindy Paul and her mother Jenny Sockabasin this season and we really hope they are with us again in 2020. Of course, Keaton was a star until she left for New Zealand at the end of August.
Weatherby's In the ER
Although all the Weatherby’s dogs are all fine, we had seven emergency room visits this season, which included each of the dogs once, Gus three times and Jeff once. Let’s not do that again!
Good news is we will have another litter of Curly pups this winter, ready to go home the first week of April. Let us know if you are interested in a top-notch hunting, family/companion dog and we can get you on the list.
Backcountry Fly Fishing Trips
A new offering this year will be a September backcounty fly fishing trip on the famous upper West Branch of the Penobscot River in the shadow of Katahdin. We are hosting two trips in late September, fishing for wild landlocked salmon and camping along the river. Space is limited. If you are interested in this unique wilderness angling opportunity, let us know soon. Learn More
Orvis Endorsed Lodge
Having worked with The ORVIS Company for 17 of our 18 years, and having been ORVIS Endorsed for twelve of those seasons, we have decided to rejoin the ORVIS Endorsed Lodge program for the 2020 season and beyond. For you, it won’t mean a thing really - just more of the same quality service, accomodations,
meals, and fishing that you have come to know. For us, it will mean more exposure and new marketing channels. Hopefullly a win-win for all parties.
Planning A Fishing Trip?
We will be taking a break from our Iceland trip this year, but if you are interested in a fishing trip to, or driving tour in Iceland, give Jeff a call. His connections in
country can help make a solo trip to iceland more enjoyable and save you from going blind.
Jeff and Carson managed to make a fishing trip to fish for tarpon and bonefish in the mangrove wilderness of Parque Nacional Ciénaga de Zapata on the south coast of Cuba in July. Although we are not planning a commercial venture there right away, Jeff is happy to share his experiences with anyone that is interested.
Smallmouth Bass Fishing Trips
As always, we can put together a great package for awesome smallmouth fishing for you, during the spawn or mid summer. Give us a call to discuss dates and details!
The Weatherby’s Crew
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