Sunday, February 17, 2019

8 reasons to visit Southern Vermont

  1.  Jan to March: Ice fishing for Northern Pike and Bass on Lake St. Catherine Vermont Ice Fishing trips


  




2. April: Trout season opens the second Saturday in April. Small water for wild Brook Trout. Chuck likes to book afternoon half day trips on upper branches of the Battenkillto take advance of early seson hatches of Midge, early stones, blue quill and hendricksons. Vermontfishingtrips.com


3. May: Vermont Trophy Trout Program is in high gear. Target areas are East Creek in Rutland, Walloomsac River in Bennington and Otter Creek in Danby. These are very popular trips, prime dates are limited....these are really nice fish averaging from 16 to 24 inches.


4. June: What a GREAT month! Everything is fishing but the top choice are: the Walloomsac, Otter Creek and the Battenkill. I like to run either three quarter or full day trips.


5. July and August: Trout fishing is a morning affair. Targets are the Walloomsac, Battenkill and Mettawee. I also start running mountain brook trips



6. September: Is the time to fish the BATTENKILL...she is not for everyone but she is a gorgeous river.




7. October: BIRD HUNTING for Woodcock and Ruffed Grouse. Trips are limited.
Vermont Bird Hunting Trips


8. November: Weather pending year around trout fishing opportunities on East Creek, Otter Creek and      Walloomsac river.  The 2019 booking season has begun, don't be left out!  Thank you for the visit
BEGINNERS ARE WELCOME! Chuck has been a full time guide for 27 years..call him at 1 800-682-0103 or email cdkashner@gail.com 

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

THANK YOU!

Huge shout out to all my regular clients....Thank you, Thank you, Thank you for making 2018 an incredible year! May we make more memories in 2019? ABSOLUTELY! I hope you regular followers like the new blog look. This blog is now on it's 11th season with 341 posts and a 1/4 of a million views...WOW! Meet the newest member of the tribe.. Jazzpur "Jazzee" and DeClan
The 5 second rule does NOT apply in the House of Brittany! Good stuff! As always thanks for the view!

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Yes, the water is low..so what, it's summertime and fish still need to eat! Yes, the biggest main stem rivers are warm / hot in the >>afternoon<< Hoosic, Black and Otter Creek are done for the season which is normal. I think you might want to get up earlier and be done at 10 or 11am. Use a thermometer and fish smart! Here in southern Vermont, our streams are largely spring fed too. Beginners are welcome! Daily trips start at 7am...call for openings 1-800-692-0103
Thank you for following! If you want to learn to fly fish call Chuck Kashner 1-800-682-0103

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Leaders

Knotted Leaders I use and tie my own knotted leaders. This is not really a cost saving plan. Instead, I believe its a more effective way to manage clients leader issues. I tie a stock leader being a 9' 4X leader. From this I can add 3' of butt section to make a 12' or better leader to fish the Battenkill. Or I can cut the butt back to make a short leader to fish mountain brooks. For lighter tippets...5 or 6X....I cut the 4X tippet on the stock leader and add more or lighter tippet. Here is the leader formula I use: Knotted 9 foot 4X leader: Butt 36" of .019 16" of .017 12" of .015 6" of .013 6" of .011 (0X) 6" of .009 (2X) tippet 26"of .007 (4X) Replacement mono or spools of mono I have in my vest for leader repair or tinkering: .019, 0x, 2X, 3X, lots of 4 &5X, 6X and in August 7X. Best bet if you are going to build some leaders is to buy a leader tie kit. Another advantage to tying some of your own leaders is the practice at knot tying....will help you on the water.

Monday, June 18, 2018

Father's Day Classic

We sight fished all day for the annual Father's Day Classic! You see low water, we saw fish...big ones and lots of them.
FIRST KISS!
Here...let Dad show you how ;)
The last week was dominated by longtime regular clients...hint, hint...I'd say that's a strong sign. Come to Manchester,Vt it's prime time! Call Chuck Kashner at 1-800-682-0103

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Southern Vt Fly fishing is EXCELLENT!

Call Chuck Kashner at 1 800-682-0103 there are plenty of openings available! Beginners are welcome. All gear and tackle can be provided

Friday, May 4, 2018

NYMPHS~R~US!

Chuck carries three nymph boxes which depend on target and conditions. Some of these patterns will be switched for others around end of May. Work horse patterns are in his chest box and are all season flies. Call Chuck if you need some Kashner flies. Here are the fly patterns for Vermont and most of New England trout fishing: Work Horse Box: Kashner hide a bead tungsten nymph (Red Squirrel) 8, 10, 12, 14, 16 Kashner Brass BH nymph 10, 12, 14 Hares Ear med brown 12, 14, 16 Pheasant tail nymph 14, 16 Hares ear black nymph 8, 10, 12 BH Black Nymph 10, 12 Hendrickson nymph 12, March Brown Nymph 12, Isonymph 12 Copper John 12 GLO BUG / EGG BOX (Rainbows like breakfast in the spring) All eggs are in small and medium sizes in following colors: McCheese / Oregon Cheese, Cherise Pink, Iliamnia Pink, Hot Flame Orange,Steelhead Orange Trophy run hatchery fish box for:Walloomsac, Black and East Creek Big Soft Hackles med. brown and peacock 6, 8, 10 Red Ass 6, 8 San Juan worms and mop flies Zug bug / Prince 8, 10, 12 Sparrow Soft Hackle tan or insect green 6,8 GOT FLIES???? NEED FLIES???? CALL 1 800 682 0103... MC/Visa #....they will be in your box in a couple days!!!