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PostPosted: February 17th, 2011, 8:47 pm 
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Greg Bostater or as we know him Boz! Always a supporter of FFIM whenever asked, Boz is one of the most pleasant guys you'll meet on the river. Most of us commoners will see him floating down the West Branch but if you're smart, you'll book a trip with him as he KNOWS the water very well. Meet Boz:

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I’m 36, and live in Portland Maine with my wonderful wife, Emilia, who is also a very skilled flyfisher, no thanks to me. Recently became a proud dog owner. See new pup thread:

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=16582

Spent my 20’s as a raft guide running and exploring rivers and fishing around the country and internationally, living the dream out of a beat up pickup truck,



I grew up on a muddy marsh tributary of the Huron River in NW Ohio a short paddle by canoe from Lake Erie. Thanks to my father and grandfather I learned to fish before I could walk well. First fish caught was a Carp on a nightcrawler in my backyard. One of my first spoken words was “worms” (no joke) but it came out more like “wooms”. My family commercially fished Erie for a few generations. At age ten-eleven I began frequenting golf courses at night to retrieve golf balls to resell to the poor saps that lost them. The sole purpose of this enterprise was to buy a 10ft aluminum john boat with a 4hp Evenrude to explore more fishable water. Around 1987 I began to dabble with fly fishing on the tributaries of Lake Erie, inspired by reading “The River Why” by David James Duncan.



I currently work as an Independent fly fishing guide from April-November, spending the bulk of my time on the West Branch of the Penobscot. I also teach fly casting for LL Beans Outdoor Discovery Schools, and work as a Product Specialist for the LL Bean Fly Fishing Hotline late Fall-New Years. From November- April I work on Deicing Crew at the Portland Jetport.



I like to play guitar, listen to all kinds of music, read, and shoot and edit fly fishing videos.



What do you consider your home stream?
The West Branch of the Penobscot from May-through September 30th.

The Crooked River after Ice out and late Fall.



What’s your favorite fly?
I have many favorites…if I have to pick one it’d be a Wooly Bugger, for shear versatility.



Red Sox or Yankees?


I don’t really watch much TV or follow either…But would love to go to Fenway to see the Sox someday..



Brook Trout or LL Salmon?
I live in Maine so I don’t have to make this choice?

Salmon, because the first run and jump from a good fish is as good as angling gets.

Although the beauty of a Fall Brook trout…



What’s you most memorable fly-fishing experience?


The first Tarpon I hooked on a fly. It wasn’t a big one by any stretch, but I watched it track my fly for what seemed like an eternity before inhaling it and going ballistic in the air… I have replayed that moment in my mind many times.

Here is a video from that trip:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7RFxohiicA



How did you come to find FFIM?


Found it through google, and had no idea there were so many folks in cyberspace talking about fly fishing in Maine. At first I remember just wanting to stir the pot, and I was convinced everyone on board just talked about fishing and rarely went fishing… Then I started meeting some members in person and on the water and realized that there are many sharing and passionate anglers on FFIM that truly care about the Maine’s woods and waters.



Given a choice would you rather spend a day fly fishing with Don Lynch or a night with Halle Barry?
Why not both? I could fish with Don on the WB til the bats fly, tuck him in and then…

;)


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PostPosted: February 17th, 2011, 9:08 pm 
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Ahhhhhh- the one and only Boz- I miss you man! See you before long at the best river on earth...let me know if you still want any Wood Duck feathers and I'll hook you up.


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PostPosted: February 18th, 2011, 10:16 am 
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Way to go, Boz! Quite simply put, Greg is one of the nicest guys I've had the opportunity to meet in Maine's Fly Fishing Community over the last few years (even if he is a flatlander import). Sebago TU's Grey Ghost Fly Tyers club exists in its current very popular form because of Boz's commitment and dedication to the cause.

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PostPosted: February 18th, 2011, 4:09 pm 
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......and he isn't a bad camp cook.

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PostPosted: February 19th, 2011, 8:57 am 
Great guy, and he ties some fantastic streamers!


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PostPosted: February 25th, 2011, 9:47 am 
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Boz,

You probably never enjoyed fried perch Lake Erie as a youngster.

Ron

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PostPosted: February 25th, 2011, 1:52 pm 
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Location: east orland me
you ain't puttin me on the shelf and going fishin, huhuh, that ain't happenin
don


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PostPosted: March 2nd, 2011, 12:13 pm 
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Ron- Fried Lake Erie perch are the best! When I visit family back home this is a serious priority! Couldn't understand why people in Maine called them trash fish when I first relocated here, but they do taste different.

Don- It'd be my pleasure to fish a day with you, just busting your chops in true ffim form...
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