“Eldredge Bros. Fly Shop started in 1992 with Scott Eldredge’s love of fly fishing. This was an idea he had for a fly shop that offered excellent customer service where any fly fisherman, no matter what their skill level, would feel comfortable.” This is what Jim Bernstien, the manager, told me four years ago. To this day, they offer some of the best customer service I have seen any where.
The shop is located only minutes from some of the best striper fishing on the east coast and has gained a following as the premier salt shop. What most people don’t realize is that these guys, Tom Cormier, Jeff Faulkner, Mark Drummond, Tom Gagnon and Jim Bernstein are incredible trout fishermen as well. They have over 100 years of experience between them and have traveled around Maine and the world in search of trout. Just this past year, Tom Cormier went to Chile, Argentina, Calgary, British Columbia and Nova Scotia. Tom Gagnon spent the summer in Montana working a gear boat. In October Jim spent two weeks in Montana and numerous days traveling around Maine in search of landlocked salmon and brook trout. Mark Drummond, who guides for the shop, fished in Alaska.