Maine Anglers Celebrate Community, Enjoying Outdoors

Maine Fly Company’s film ‘Community’ follows a small group of fly fishers through their first get-together since the lockdown.

The people of Maine Fly Company know that they benefitted from the pandemic in ways that many did not. They credit this to both luck and their remarkably tight community.

That community comprises fishing guides and wilderness stewards — people who believe in getting out in nature and being together. Through isolation, we’re told, their bond only grew stronger.

“I hope that people can stop and embrace the positives that came out of [the pandemic] because it pushed a lot of people outside,” says Maine Fly Company founder Jeff Davis.

“It got them out of the malls, it got them out of the airplanes, it got them out of commercial vacations and forced them into everything that’s around us.”

Take a look.

Runtime: 8.5 minutes

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Jilli Cluff

Jilli grew up in the rural southern Colorado mountains, later moving to Texas for college. After seven years in corporate consulting, she was introduced to sport climbing — and life would never be the same. She now works as a contributor, gear tester, and editor for GearJunkie and other outlets within the AllGear family. She is based out of Atlanta, Georgia where she takes up residence with her climbing gear and one-eared blue heeler, George Michael.

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