Thursday, March 23, 2017

There is a sign!

The truck tackle tote is getting switched from fall to spring...
and the leader station is set up! When we are done with trips, I don't remove leaders like some guides:)
I hope everyone had a super St. Patty's Day
March Maddness has arrived....April 8th Vermont Trout Season opens...THINK SPRING!

Friday, February 17, 2017

A little winter fun

I introduce the "Kashner Olive Loaf Slider". This is for all those times when you are blowing down the lake in your boat. Suddenly, you see a hog Bass steal a sammy from the kid sitting on the end of the dock. It comes in 2 sizes 1/0 and 9/0. I'm considering models in Ham & Swiss, Reuben, and Chicken Parm. Yeah, I guess I have a touch of cabin fever...but if it's stuff to be attached to hooks with thread, wire or glue...I'm your man!

Monday, February 6, 2017

2017 Winter update!

Sorry for being lame and not posting much...the side bar has a search device and the achive is LOADED with info....pretty much winter routine here...
I spend long days and nights parked here!
Making piles of these!
Every once and a while I take someone on the ice...
And alot of regulars have booked their dates..but there are a ton of awesome or email me if you are interested in a trip! Its always better to say: I want to see this when should I come? THEN I'm coming on !/#$/17 are you open? Thanks for the view!

Wednesday, December 21, 2016


Thank you for following...and Happy New Year!

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

October Trout Fishing on the Battenkill

"Our Guide, Chuck was pretty great. I came to him with a handful on a short notice...boys loved him. I stayed clear and watched...I believe he knows people like he knows fish...such a great day...Thank you! Chuck " from Chris H. Chappaqua, NY

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

September Vermont Trout fishing report

There is plenty of cold water on the Battenkill watershed! Yes, there are places in southern Vermont that are unfishable to conservative fishermen...that is indeed true...and the hatchery fisheries are having a tough go at it. BUT, the Battenkill is fine! Water temps are 60-63 degrees and have been above the 65 year average almost all summer. Of all the Trout species wild Brook Trout are the most intolerant of high temps and poor water quality...
The above Brook Trout is an 11" male caught my one of my favorite clients on a Kashner No Hackle. So forget what you have heard...I've got over 40 miles of rivers and streams I can show you!
This is the Norman Rockwell covered bridge in West me you can NOT wade across this pool!
This view is one of my favorite beats on the lower river...plenty of water
Even some small water spots are give me a call! I do have open dates.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

September Trout fishing

Here in southern Vermont we have like most people been dealing with low water conditions. However, throughout the summer the Battenkill continues to be the place to be. Both Brook and Brown Trout are feeding on tan caddis in sizes 16 and 18, BWO usuals, isonychia (Kashner ZugBugs), Black Ants, Flying ants, Termites, Battenkill Shiners and Black Nose Dace Thunder Creeks.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Vermont Trout Fishing in August

Pink is back for her annual day of Fly Fishing...Good times!
If you are from Florida...bring a sweatshirt...otherwise it is not needed...thanks for the view

Sunday, July 31, 2016

August Trout Fishing

Love them or hate them...the Trico hatch in southern Vermont has begun! Most days with beginners and intermediates i avoid them but they are present. I'm seeing spinner falls on the Walloomsac, Battenkill and Mettawee. Mostly in flat water pools below a riffle. Fog, wind and rain kill it but..."What is rain?" Long leaders, 6 and 7X tippets and the ability to hit a target are all required. But remember, most days I avoid them like a person with the flu:) but if you are up for the ultimate chanenge in dryfly fishing...Tricos are the game to play! Here's a peek into my trico box. There are still plenty of caddis around and the fish are still eating them too!
Trips in August are half day (4hr) trips 7 to 11am...and the primary target is the Battenkill...thanks for the view!