Friday, July 25, 2014

Southern Vermont Trophy sections still have fish!

but they are EDUCATED and will present a challenging opportunity to sight fish to 18 to 20 inch Trout

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Didymo "ROCK SNOT" information from Dartmouth

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Southern Vermont Update

So its been a while since I posted a "what to use" is what I've been using: Chartreuse green stones, yellow adams wulff trailed by an ant, caddis either hackled or not in a tan 16, BWO, beetles, adams, usuals, Hide a bead nymphs 12-16, caddis pupa 14s, shushan postmasters, clousers, Black nosed dace, thunder creeks, copper snappers, and golden betsies. The mountain brooks are fishing OK if they haven't been beat up with too much pressure....the South Branch is holding up very well, Ferd Creek is decent but the state bird is very present (mosquitoes), City Creek is BEAT....the Mettawee and Battenkill are fishing like the Mettawee and Battenkill.... Lake fishing is ON! I'm actually going to fish myself myself:) WOW, that doesn't happen very often. Its morning mode time of the year...the Trout get real lazy in the afternoon...for that matter the lake fish do too....there are scattered openings so don't think I can't fit you in! In the next week or so we should start seeing Tricos and better BWO hatches... Leaders are going to need to start getting longer and lighter on the big water. Add 3 feet of butt (20lb) to my 9'4X recipe...Thanks for the view! Let's go fishing soon

Sunday, June 29, 2014


This is my daughter McKayla. When she was 12 or 13 years, I tried to take her fly fishing....but after a couple trips, I decided we would have a better time in the boat, lake the years pass, I realized recently I never really taught my daughter (of all people) how to fly this last week our schedules meshed and we when trout fishing....after a quick casting lesson on the lawn we headed out to have a fun morning on the creek...
Click on images to enlarge Let's go is MORNING MODE with the warm afternoons....and the mountain brook gig is ON!


As many of you know, I am a fulltime custom fly tyer. Need flies for a trip give me a call or shoot an email....from Tarpon to Brook Trout, if it has a hook with materials attached with thread...I can tie it for you.... Below are a couple pixs of my most recent order to be shipped. These are heading to the Deschutes River for summer steelhead the end of August.
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This order included: Green Butt Skunk, Street Walker, Purple Peril, Freight Train, Mack's Canyon, Golden Demon, Red Wing Black Birds, Muddlers and egg sucking buggers

Thursday, June 26, 2014

The "ferd" has been HOT!

I've been very busy but now after being blown out today...I find I have a TON of OPEN DATES...CALL me if you want to go fishing....the bite is on in a big are some pixs from two different trips

Sunday, June 22, 2014

One fish, two fish, Silver Fish, Gold Fish...

The Trout fishing in southern Vermont continues to be excellent! We will need to start to switch to morning mode here soon as the days get warmer....still fishing dead drift deep, swinging down and across, stripping streamers and throwing dries on occasion...

Saturday, June 14, 2014


The fish are wet, they do not care if its raining. We had a GREAT DAY yesterday! My new clients Boone and Cathy hammered them and fun was had by all....well except for a bunch of Rainbows and Browns that we had our way with.
We caught them swinging wets down and across, we caught using indicators....we caught casting across and stripping....WE CAUGHT WELL....GREAT DAY!

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Southern Vermont Fly Fishing

Bead Heads, Kashner Caddis Pupa, Caddis Dries, Yellow Sally Dries, March Brown Nymphs, Lt. Cahill Wetflies....wear natural colored clothing and wade quietly....