Terry Kelley holds a rainbow trout on a recent trip to Katmai National Park in Alaska. Kelley will talk about his trip at the Southwest Harbor Public Library on May 19. PHOTO COURTESY OF TERRANCE KELLEY

Guide to talk about fly fishing in Alaska

SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Terry Kelley will speak about a fly fishing trip to a remote part of Alaska when he visits the Southwest Harbor Public Library on Tuesday, May 19, at 5:30 p.m.

Kelley will talk about his exciting ten-day float trip casting for rainbow trout while sleeping stream side. This fly fishing expedition took place on the Moraine and Alagnak rivers, which are located in Katmai National Park on the Kenai Peninsula. Katmai in August boasts some of the largest rainbow trout in the world. It is a land so remote it is only accessible by float plane and a place so isolated that the bears outnumber the people. Kelley says, “While fishing the Moraine, seldom was there a time without the threat of bears, some weighing 1,500 pounds and as close as 35 feet.”

Kelley is a Registered Maine Guide, fishing and recreation. He is an avid fly fisherman and instructor with more than 45 years of experience and has fished hundreds of streams and ponds in Maine. He makes several visits a year canoe camping on the Allagash River and has a true love for the remote outdoors. He recently hiked the Hundred-Mile Wilderness section of the Maine Appalachian Trail.

A Mount Desert Island native, he lives in Bar Harbor with his wife, Linda, and their three children. He has been with the Mount Desert Island and Ellsworth Housing Authorities for the past 39 years, 21 as executive director.

Call the library at 244-7065.


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