Saturday, May 23, 2015
It has been crazy busy! Guiding, Tying, Gardening and hunting Morels...Sorry for the delay between posts but after 4 years if you search the archives on the right side tool bars:))))))))))) there is a TON of information on this blog...So here quick is what's happening: Low water conditions in most places, its been very dry and with that the morel hunting SUCKS!....Rivers like the Mettawee are in PERFECT shape and the Phlox are blooming. Bugs I'm seeing: Sulfurs, Caddis, Rusty Spinners, and black midges... Now for some fish porn...some of my regular and FAVORITE clients need to call BassPro and add to their fishing shirt wardrobe:)))))))))))))And they are on SALE right now! Copy and paste into your browser: http://www.basspro.com/World-Wide-Sportsman-Nylon-Angler-Shirt-for-Men-Long-Sleeve/product/10231400/
Thursday, May 7, 2015
Chuck Kashner has been guiding and instructing fly fishing for over 20 years. Beginners are welcome! With beginners the trip starts with a casting lesson which takes about an hour. You will learn the basic cast, false cast, stripping line, setting the hook and develop some muscle memory. Then it is to the river for on the job training. More often then not, Trout will be caught!
Thursday, April 30, 2015
The weather has finally broke! Things are starting to get green and ice is off the lakes and ponds. Peepers are singing, Ramps (leeks) are up....Rivers are really in great shape...hatchery trucks are making deliveries, Black midges, Blue quills, Black caddis, Early Stones and some Hendrickson are hatching...The book still has a bunch of openings, fly orders are out the door...my outboard motor survived the fire but the electric motor does need to be replaced....Life here in southern Vermont is GOOD! Just had the dogs out and a Turkey was gobbling his fool head off...FINALLY...ITS SPRING!
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Spring thaw and run off has begun here in Vermont. So far, so good...everything has been nice and steady. One of my favorite regular clients, Bennington Bruce emailed me these pixs from the Walloomsac Trophy Section. Its very fishable and it OPEN for C&R fishing!
Thursday, February 19, 2015
Check out this bad ass prototype of a fall caddis (stick worm)...I plan to whack them on the Black River with this! Alot of times over there I use a simple stupid brown chenille fly...but as we hammer them over there and the fish get "jaded" and wise:) I am always trying to show them something different....this fly is tied on a size 4 3X long hook...it is HEAVY...I made the dubbing brush using copper wire...this bad bug with get in their faces...I will short line "high stick it" instead of using an indicator...
As some of you know I nymph fish ALOT. It is very effective and almost always produces action. My go to fly or top dropper fly is normally a hide a bead nymph. The flavors vary from a dark hares ear, a hendrickson, a march brown or a wd40 version....this one pictured is a hendrickson. Hendrickson Nymph Recipe: Tail: woodduck Body/Thorax: a blend of Muskrat with a touch of claret dyed dub Wing case: Canadian Goose Hook / bead: Size 10 w 5/32 bead or size 12 w 1/8 bead Step 1: bead hook, tie on thread, position and secure bead in thorax area
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
I was honored to be a contributor in this book on featherwing streamers and story in the Tyer Magazine.
Thursday, January 1, 2015
Friday, November 21, 2014
These are my top fly patterns I use in my guide service. Beadhead Hares Ear size 12, Beadhead Hares Ear size 14, Kashner Caddis Pupa, Caddis No Hackle Dryfly, Black Ants Wetfly, and Usual Dryflies. All these flies are hand tied in Vermont by Chuck Kashner. Packaged in a plastic 6 compartment box (4.5" X 3") which will fit into most shirt pockets.