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Libby Sporting Camps, ME

Libby's has been catering to fly-fishermen in the North Maine Woods region of Maine since 1890. Libby's is sandwiched between Baxter State Park and the Allagash Wilderness Waterway, at the headwaters of three of the finest fly-fishing rivers in Maine, the Allagash, Aroostook, and the Penobscot. We are in close proximity to over 40 of the 300 native trout waters in the State of Maine.
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101 of 101(100%)customers would recommend this to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Libby Sporting Camps, ME
Review 1 for Libby Sporting Camps, ME
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Great Camp,
July 7, 2015
By: clubblake
from Ashland, ME
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Additional Thoughts:Great guide
"All aspects of the camp are great - owners, staff, guides, facilities, fishing. The food especially stands out."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 2 for Libby Sporting Camps, ME
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2015,
June 30, 2015
By: ciembro
from Winthrop,Maine
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"Libby Camps provided another outstanding experience with high quality service, food and fishing. The ownership and staff are second to none."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 3 for Libby Sporting Camps, ME
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Exactly what I was hoping for!,
June 23, 2015
By: quint5
from nantucket, ma
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"We have just returned from a three day stay at Libby's and I must say that the experience was terrific and exactly what I was hoping for. I have visited a few other fishing camps over the years and did quite a bit of research before deciding on Libby's for this trip. Other than relaxing out in the woods for a few days our major objective was to expose my older son to fly fishing and hopefully get him to the point where he would be comfortable venturing out on his own back at home. The Libbys understood exactly what we were looking for. We were matched with the the perfect guide for us who taught us a lot in a non pressure low key way. We worked on our casting on several ponds of which one was a beaver pond busting with feeding brook trout . We also had a great day fishing with dry flies on a beautiful stream that was loaded with brook trout as well.After hearing some of the other guests' stories about the beautiful water they had fished and the fish they had caught we wished we could stay longer. The food was top notch and the cabin immaculate with plenty of hot water for showers and plenty of cold ice(harvested from the lake last winter) for libations.
The Libbys and their staff are a wonderful hard working family who immediately made us feel
right at home.
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Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 4 for Libby Sporting Camps, ME
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Wonder Full,
June 23, 2015
By: JAFish4U
from Lewiston, ME, USA
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Additional Thoughts:very professional and a joy to be around
"The beauty of the Libby Camps location inspires awe and moments of wonder. I've heard it said "That the spirit is ageless" and perhaps it is true for I find a perfect childlike wonder inhabits my mind and soul while staying at Libby Camps. Matt & Jess, you are a fantastic team and you've done a great job stewarding the area (along with your crew)that you are responsible for. Absolutely delightful experience...If you want to give someone an exceptional gift, invite them to take a trip to Libby Camps."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 5 for Libby Sporting Camps, ME
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The BEST sporting camp,
June 23, 2015
By: Tuggy
from Massachusetts
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"The Libby family is just the best as well as all the staff and the guides. We have been many times and each time can't wait to go back. The food is amazing. The guides and the fishing are wonderful.
Highly recommended!!
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Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 6 for Libby Sporting Camps, ME
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Wonderful Experience in Maine,
June 23, 2015
By: davefranco
from Libby Camps Ashland, ME
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"I would recommend Libby Camps to anyone that is looking to unplug and be immersed into an authentic Maine fishing experience. Wonderful people, food, atmosphere, hospitality, guides and pilots - oh ya great fishing too."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 7 for Libby Sporting Camps, ME
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Early Spring,
June 23, 2015
By: Tommy4862
from New Hampshire, USA
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Additional Thoughts:None better
"Coming to Libby's is like going home to see old friends and stand by a warm fire. My grandson and I made this trip for our fourth time together. I made a comment to him that it is a long way up to camp....his remark summarized it best...."But it is worth it Grandpy!" He is a smart kid"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 8 for Libby Sporting Camps, ME
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Exceptional Year Over Year,
June 23, 2015
By: TimMurnane
from Marblehead, MA
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"Next year will be our 10th year in a row going to Libbys and we are already looking forward to it. I have the good fortune to travel to many fishing destinations and Libbys by far is the best. Its not just about the amazing fishing, it is about the warm, welcoming atmosphere that the family and staff bring to the table(literally) everynight."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 9 for Libby Sporting Camps, ME
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What's Not To Love?,
April 20, 2015
By: TheZami
from Chalfont, PA 18914, USA
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Additional Thoughts:All fantastic
"After two visits in 2014, we couldn't resist arranging another visit for fall 2015. The staff, guides and the Libby family are all super fine folks; friendly,interactive, professional,knowledgeable,and very accommodating of individual requests. They work hard, without making it seem so,to provide exceptional access for clients to whichever combination of fish/grouse/moose/bear/scenery/relaxation they seek.
The meals are family style in the Main Lodge at dining tables of varying configurations. The delicious, plentiful homemade food and conversation with other clients make a great combination.
The charming North Maine Woods cabins each have their own personalities, with wood stoves, stocked wood, quilts,ice picks,block ice, reading material, fascinating personal decorative objects, showers, and big porches with Adirondack chairs to watch the spectacular sunsets.
Best memories:
An exceptional guide reciting poetry and ballads to us in the canoe and chopping down a dead tree to make us a fire for warmth at lunch.
Views of vast wilderness and wildlife from the float plane.
Catching some impressive land locked salmon not far from camp.
Grouse hunting with championship Springer Spaniels and finding a moose antler shed.
Monster sized sandwiches at lunch on the banks of ponds, waterfalls, streams, fields.
The darkness and quiet of the North Maine Woods.
Spectacular sunsets while sipping some scotch or bourbon on the cabin porch.
Laughing frequently an heartily with the guides...."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 10 for Libby Sporting Camps, ME
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Fall Classic 2014,
January 28, 2015
By: flygirl2
from Upland, CA, USA
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Additional Thoughts:very professional and lots of fun.
"We have been going to Libby Camps for almost 10 years. We always make our trip the last week of fishing season in Maine. The Libby family is amazing and accommodating in every way, The meals are scrumptious, the guides are fun and very professional and try their hardest to find the FISH. The cabins are charming, cozy and very comfortable after a day of fishing."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 11 for Libby Sporting Camps, ME
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Great for all,
January 27, 2015
By: FromPennsylvania
from Philadelphia, PA
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"I have been to Libbys 10 times or so - with guys who are hardcore fishermen, and with my wife and kids. It's a fantastic experience for all. Great country, great owners, operators, and staff, great fishing, great lodging and food, great guides - I can't think of a single negative. You need to go."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 12 for Libby Sporting Camps, ME
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We are addicted to Libby's,
January 27, 2015
By: Annpoirier
from New Brunswick Canada
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Additional Thoughts:The guide goes out of his way to make it a great experience
"we visited Libby's twice in 2014. It is the best spot we have ever been to enjoy the outdoors. They look after every need. The food is great and the Libby family and guides are so welcoming and knowledgeable about the outdoors. The accommodation is also first class-comfortable and very clean. Libby Camps is definitely "up market". The fishing is super as well!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 13 for Libby Sporting Camps, ME
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Libby's is fantastic!,
January 26, 2015
By: CMazzatta
from Sandyston, NJ, USA
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Additional Thoughts:Rick is the best, but so are the other guides!
"We have been going to Libby's for 6 years or so. The Libby family and staff are always so accommodating and deliver the best possible Maine Experience. The facilities, equipment and knowledge of the guides is first rate. My son is always asking to go back. The guides are very patient and make sure the experience is perfect. The food and atmosphere are second to none. It is a one of a kind place and the fishing is always good."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 14 for Libby Sporting Camps, ME
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Great On-going Tradition,
January 26, 2015
By: Brookiesandsmalliesontop
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Additional Thoughts:Jeff was primo
"Libby's continues to offer the best opportunities to catch-and-release wild and beautiful brook trout from a rustic and comfortable traditional Maine North Woods sporting lodge. Combine this with creative home-cooked food, and personable and knowledgeable guides, and you've got a winning experience. Wholly recommend!!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 15 for Libby Sporting Camps, ME
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fishing trip,
August 5, 2014
By: bolting
from Maine
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"had a great time"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 16 for Libby Sporting Camps, ME
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Always Great!,
August 5, 2014
By: SDMNFisher
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Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 17 for Libby Sporting Camps, ME
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Libby Camps - Nothing like it out there,
July 30, 2014
By: CPen
from Marblehead
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"I've been going to Libby Camps for years. Phenomenal experience every time and nothing else like it out there - period. This camp is owned and run by the Libby Family. I believe 5th generation at this point. The Libbys manage a team of guides and support staff that are each, to a person, delightful to meet and interact with.
The camp itself consists of a main lodge and a series of log cabins that accommodate various numbers of people. Each cabin has propane lamps, a wood stove and a bathroom/shower with hot/cold water. The entire camp is run on a generator from sunrise to 9:00 PM. Then, after the generator shuts down - you have the propane lamps, the serenity of a fire and the silence of the Maine north woods. Everything at the camp is the way life should be. Easy pace, friendly and relaxing.
All meals are home cooked so bring your appetite. Every year I forget about how good the food is - but when I get home, my wife says "all you talk about was how good the food was!"
I go up with a group of 4-5 guys each year. We fly fish. Despite having gone to Libbys for years, we have not even come close to fishing every location. Options include driving (all dirt roads and logging trails) or flying to fishing locations. You won't see another human all day long while you fish - but you will catch a ton of fish. Wild Trout and Salmon. These waters have been untouched. No stocked fish - just what's been breeding here naturally.
I love flying out to secluded locations and being dropped off for the day. The Libbys have two float planes and most spots are within 10-15 minutes flight time. The Libbys pack you up a picnic lunch. Drop you off and pick you back up at 4:00PM - just in time for a home cooked dinner (and dessert). Talk about a perfect day!
After dinner, we sit on the front porch of our cabin in rocking chairs with our drink of choice and a fire in the wood stove - telling fish stories from the day. There are always billions of stars out. At some point we flop down to sleep (best sleep you'll ever get). Then, we wake up and do it all over again.
could go on and on, but to really get it, you need to go to Libby camps and see for yourself. It's a different place - the kind of place that doesn't exist anymore."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 18 for Libby Sporting Camps, ME
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Libby Camps - Nothing like it out there,
July 28, 2014
By: CPen
from Marblehead
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"I've been going to Libby Camps for years. Phenomenal experience every time and nothing else like it out there - period. This camp is owned and run by the Libby Family. I believe 5th generation at this point, Matt Jr and Jess. They manage a team of guides and support staff that are each, to a person, delightful to meet and interact with.
The camp itself consists of a main lodge and a series of log cabins that accommodate various numbers of people. Each cabin has propane lamps, a wood stove and a bathroom/shower with hot/cold water. The entire camp is run on a generator from sunrise to 9:00 PM. Then, after the generator shuts down - you have the propane lamps, the serenity of a fire and the silence of the Maine north woods. Everything at the camp is the way life should be. Easy pace, friendly and relaxing. All meals are home cooked so bring your appetite. Every year I forget about how good the food is - but when I get home, my wife says "all you talk about was how good the food was!"
I go up with a group of 4-5 guys each year. We fly fish. Despite having gone to Libbys for years, we have not even come close to fishing every location. Options include driving (all dirt roads and logging trails) or flying to fishing locations. You won't see another human all day long while you fish - but you will catch a ton of fish. Wild Trout and Salmon. These waters have been untouched. No stocked fish - just what's been breeding here naturally.
I love flying out to secluded locations and being dropped off for the day. The Libbys have two float planes and most spots are within 10-15 minutes flight time. The Libbys pack you up a picnic lunch. Drop you off and pick you back up at 4:00PM - just in time for a home cooked dinner (and dessert). Talk about a perfect day! After dinner, we sit on the front porch of our cabin in rocking chairs with our drink of choice and a fire in the wood stove - telling fish stories from the day. There are always billions of stars out. At some point we flop down to sleep (best sleep you'll ever get). Then, we wake up and do it all over again.
I could go on and on, but to really get it, you need to go to Libby camps and see for yourself. It's a different place - the kind of place that doesn't exist anymore."
Video Review:
2011 Fishing Trip to Libby Camps
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 19 for Libby Sporting Camps, ME
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The Best of the Best,
July 17, 2014
By: Flyboy1
from Villa Rica, GA, USA
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"This was our 10th year. The total experience - the fish, the guides, the accomodations, the food, the Libby's. As good as it gets!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 20 for Libby Sporting Camps, ME
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Exceptional All Around,
July 15, 2014
By: TimMurnane
from Marblehead, MA
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Additional Thoughts:Amazing as always
"I have been going to Libby's for over seven years with the same group of friends for some serious fly fishing. Not only is the fly fishing worldclass, the hospitality of the Libby family and staff is worldclass. Later this summer I am taking my family to Libby's because my wife and children have heard me glowabout where I have been. Cheers to Libby Camps...."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes