3rd Annual Fishing Camp: June 2016

It was another great June weekend of fishing on Elk Lake's Branch River, according to Vinny McClelland of the The Mountaineer, who organizes the camps. The camps have been sold out since they began. The Camp's mission is to create a unique Adirondack fly fishing experience based on teachable moments, with emphasis on the very basic (and easy to learn) fundamentals of fly fishing for trout. For beginners, we start with a short, hour-long session in the Lodge, reviewing equipment and gear selection. Then, its onto the Lodge lawn for casting practice. For the more advanced anglers, nymphing and streamer tactics are reviewed on the river, as well as tactics for working the water more effectively.

Elk Lake Lodge had an additional guest join us at camp this year. Professional photographer Nancie Battaglia captured some of the beautiful moments during the the weekend. Below are some of her photos that show the extraordinary fishing, camaraderie and great scenery. Ample meals, warm fires and delicious wines were supplied by the lodge team. Next year's Camp reservations are filling up for the weekend of June 16 and 17 so reserve soon.

Vinny McClelland

Learn more about boating and fishing at Elk Lake here.


“Set amid more than 12,000 acres in a 'spectacular' 'Adirondack location', this 'lovely, low-key' lakeside resort (circa 1904) offers charming 'individual cabins' as well as rooms in its main lodge; it's 'great for quiet boating and hiking', as well as fishing, swimming and canoeing surrounded by beautiful mountains; guests have speedboat-free Elk Lake and Clear Pond entirely to themselves and can enjoy 45 miles of pristine trails; the room rate includes three meals and it's an easy five-hour drive from New York or Boston, so most find it's a great 'family or romantic' getaway; N.B. it's open May-October.”
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