Bob Romano will speak about the Rangeley Lakes region when he visits the Jesup Memorial Library on Oct. 22. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE JESUP

Naturalist to talk about Rangeley

BAR HARBOR — Author, writer, naturalist and fly fisher Bob Romano will make a presentation about the Rangeley Lakes region of western Maine at the Jesup Memorial Library on Saturday, Oct. 22, at 7 p.m. Nicknamed “The Land of Fishing Legends,” the region is known for its native brook trout and wild landlocked salmon.

Romano will talk about fishing the Magalloway, Cupsuptic, Kennebago or Rapid Rivers, along with the flora, fauna and history of this unspoiled part of Maine. His talk also will feature photos highlighting the varied fishing spots and wildlife that can be spotted in the region.

The 10th anniversary edition of Romano’s book of essays, “Shadows in the Stream,” has been used as a guide book of the region. He also is the author of the Rangeley Lakes series of novels: “North of Easie,” “West of Rangeley” and “Brook Trout Blues.” His essays and short stories have appeared in various anthologies, including “Christmas in the Wild,” “Fresh Fiction for Fresh Water Fishing” and “Wildbranch: An Anthology of Nature, Environmental, and Place-based Writing.”

This talk is part of the Cadillac Mountain Sports Speaker Series. The next talk in the series is by Michael Good on Thursday, Nov. 3, at 7 p.m. Good, owner of Downeast Nature Tours, will speak about the birds of Mount Desert Island. On Thursday, Nov. 8, author, scientist and adventurer Jon Turk will talk about his new book, “Crocodiles and Ice,” which highlights his award-winning polar expedition circumnavigating Ellesmere Island, as well as other, lesser-known passages. Finally, on Thursday, Nov. 17, at 7 p.m., Dennis Meehan, who fishes the F/V Jane out of Seal Harbor, will talk about lobstering.

All talks are free and open to the public. Seating is first-come, first-served.

Contact the Jesup at 288-4245 or [email protected].

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