RE:Maine trout and/or salters?
I ran into a guy at the flyshop yesterday while xmas shopping and he was looking for pheasant tail nypmh and prince nymph materials. The Eldredge guys told him that small nymphs were working while sight fishing upriver in the Ogunquit. It's anything but automatic - listening to Steve Moore talk about anxiety of sight casting to searuns in coastal maine.
I agree with Matt's advice near tidewater, my friend caught a 3 lb salter on a kastmaster in tidewater.
They were totally off bite until the last hour of daylight, when they started to hit everything in sight. I landed one just under 24" up river in Scorton many moons ago.
The guys in Europe really know their way around "seatrout". Patagonians also have a premier searun brown fishery.
Any of you searun trout guys out there?