Two of Maine's Best Kept Secrets: Brook Fishing on the Stud Mill Road and Ole Time Woodsman Fly Dope
The Stud Mill Road is a graveled but well maintained 55 mile stretch of logging road beginning in Costigan, Maine and ending in Wesley, Maine. To get your bearings it actually parallels Route 9 which is the main route from Bangor, Maine to Calais, Maine. There are countless on and off tributaries along the way.
Literally hundreds of brooks and streams cross under this wilderness highway which are teaming with Maine's own brook trout. You are virtually guaranteed your limit without hardly getting out of your vehicle! Just pull over, put a worm on your hook, drop it in the water, and hang on! With so many potential fishing opportunities from beginning to end, it is rare to find an occupied brook.
As uncrowded as the Stud Mill Road may be as compared to the more well known fishing spots in Maine, it is not without its share of blood thirsty mosquitoes and black flies in season. However, most Mainers and knowledgeable visitors have a bottle of Ole Time Woodsman Fly Dope with them. Developed in Maine in 1882 as a repellent for all biting insects, Ole Time Woodsman Fly Dope has been protecting people without fail for over 130 years! The unique formula of Ole Time Woodsman Fly Dope actually interferes with an insects receptors that detect the carbon dioxide flume that we exhale when we breathe. If they cannot find you, they cannot bite you!
Enjoy the Stud Mill Rd and Welcome to Maine!