Water levels are dropping, albeit slowly. With flows too high for the majority of anglers, this is our prime time to get after it. We discovered the two handed game awhile ago and haven't looked back. Using a spey rod enables you to fish where and when others can't. Armed with a spey rod changes your whole view on what's blown out and what isn't.
Add either a tapered sinking leader in either seven or twelve feet or a section of T8 from Rio. Figuring out the depth and speed for presentation requires a little thought. Armed with a loop system, changes are quick and painless. With these two tools in the box you can cover almost any water found in Maine rivers. Whether they be the size of the Kennebec or some of our other smaller sized waters during a spate. Learning to cast sink tips with a double hander is relatively easy.
Packing some streamers in black, burnt orange, yellow and chartreuse along with some larger wets would be a good idea also. Go long and get the grab.