The Fly Fishingest College

July 12, 2005 By: Marshall Cutchin

If like many of us you are pondering the thought of working until you are 98 years old in order to pay for your kids’ college educations, we offer this advice: Bite the bullet, accept that they will be fishing guides, and send them to the University of Maine at Farmington. “The Farmington college sits at the gateway of the Rangeley Lakes region where Carrie Stevens first tied the Grey Ghost streamer fly and then immediately preceded to haul in a 6 lb. 13 oz. brook trout. It’s also where Fly Rod Crosby, the Annie Oakley of fly fishing, cast out her line and penned pages upon pages about the sporting life in the area – writing that attracted thousands to Maine.” On