Welcome to Bucktail Guide Service.


Fly fishing is a relaxing but exciting way to experience the remote beauty of Maine and one of the best regions to access those fisheries are the “western mountains”of the state. Pristine freshwater rivers and ponds fill the glacier carved valleys of the land once called “place of trout” by the Abnaki. Rivers named the Rapid, the Kennebago, and the Megalloway are destination fisheries known across the nation. From the land that gave us legends like Fly Rod Crosby and the Rangeley Guide Boat, the remote valleys of western Maine continue to offer trophy trout for those who seek them.

Bucktail Guide Service is a full-service fly fishing guiding company. Whether you are a beginner fly fisher or a seasoned expert, our mission is to provide you the highest level of professional fly fishing guiding service you can expect. We want you to learn how to fly fish these great waters while taking time to absorb all the beauty that surrounds you. We offer “Learn to Fly Fish” classes and casting lessons if you need them as well. Looking for a place to stay while your fly fishing? Bucktail Guide Service has lodging as well to make your stay as comfortable and convenient as it can be. See the “Lodging”page for more details.