The Rapid River is special. It is to Maine what the Batten Kill is to Vermont, Beaverkill River is to New York, South Platte is to Colorado, Henry’s Fork is to Idaho, Madison is to Montana, and Snake River is to Wyoming: the state’s most famous trout river.

Along with the upper Yellowstone River in Yellowstone National Park and Snake River near Jackson, Wyoming, the Rapid River is also one of the finest wild native trout rivers in the nation. Unfortunately, wild native trout fisheries in large rivers sadly are rare today, most having succumbed to invasive fish introductions, including

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