Macauley Lord teaches fly fishing techniques during an event Saturday, July 30, 2022. Maria Skillings / Times Record.

Dozens of locals received free fly-fishing lessons from teacher Macauley Lord, on Saturday. Lord said he’s been flyfishing for 54 years and teaching for 37, with L.L. Bean and their Fly Fishers International program.

Eric Frohmberg teaching all things bugs. Maria Skillings / Times Record.

Eric Frohmberg the host of Angler’s Entomology podcast, answered any and all questions guests had about bugs. Frohmberg said collecting and studying bugs has always been his hobby, going hand in hand with fly fishing because trout and insects share the same living space.

Ed Demont of Mr. Ed’s Flies, making fishing flies. Maria Skillings / Times Record.

Ed Demont of Brunswick said he has been handcrafting and selling fishing flies to shops all over New England for 35 years. Well practiced at the art form, Demont said each one takes him about five minutes to make.

Ed Haugevik (left) gets a fishing lesson from Macauley Lord. Maria Skillings / Times Record.

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