Sunday, September 28, 2014

Fall Colors and low water

Vermont foliage season has begun and low water conditions continue. Long leaders, small flies and stealthy approaches are all important to be successful. All the small streams should be left alone. The fish are all pooled up and are going to make it through if left alone. The bigger rivers and main stems are fishable: Walloomsac, Otter, Battenkill and lower Mettawee. Grouse season started yesterday, Woodcock season opens Oct 1st....there are some Tricos still around but tan caddis in a 16 or 18 is still the main bug.
Thanks for the view and please stay tuned...the fish are getting fired up color wise....we get some rain and things will light up bigtime

Sunday, August 24, 2014

NYMPHS 'R' US!

Here is a "new"... now regular client who needed to get a bunch of hits and hook some fish to build confidence in nymph fishing....NYMPHS 'R' US....he came to the right place...mission accomplished
Hot flies: BH nymphs size 16 and 18, WD40's olive or brown in 18, 20's, tricos, BWO, Tan Caddis dries, no hackles, and pupa, flying ants in the afternoon, especially honey (termite looking) ones....got a bunch of open dates coming up...kids are going back to school and its a great time to go fishing!

Friday, August 15, 2014

A 50 Stater was successful this morning

As a participant of the 50 state game....my client this morning successfully caught fish in Vermont and scratched the Green Mountain State off his list...Life is good, fish hard!
a small size 18 beadhead rocked them early and often. Thanks for the view and please stay tuned!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

August Trout fishing in Southern Vermont

Just because its summer and hot in the afternoons....the Trout fishing in Southern Vermont is still on! It is a morning bite, either half or three quarter days only. Lets go fishing...Call me for open dates.

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

Copy and paste this into your browser...it is an interesting read http://www.fondriest.com/news/didymo-study-disputes-assumptions-spread-control-rock-snot-algae.htm

Southern Vermont Update

So its been a while since I posted a "what to use" post...here 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 tomorrow....by 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

DADDY / DAUGHTER TROUT TRIP

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 fishing....as the years pass, I realized recently I never really taught my daughter (of all people) how to fly fish...so 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 fishing....it is MORNING MODE with the warm afternoons....and the mountain brook gig is ON!

GOT FLIES????

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