Thursday, April 17, 2014
If you are on FACEBOOK....please check out my page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Vermont-Fishing-Trips/116282011774340?ref=br_rs you will need to copy and paste it....good old blogger will not let me make it into a hotlink....maybe blogger(google) doesn't like facebook....either way check it out....there is a TON of GREAT Fishing stuff on FACEBOOK...I am a huge fan and am inspired daily on facebook!
It is difficult to report conditions this time of the year because of unsettled weather. Monday the high was 75 and then Wednesday we woke up to 2 inches of snow. Lake St. Catherine is ice free as are alot of local ponds now...I heard peeper tree frogs, saw Redwing Black Birds and early Black Stoneflies....all signs of spring
Friday, April 11, 2014
Trout season opens tomorrow April 12, 2014. After a tough winter, this season is very welcome. Runoff is underway in a nice and steady pace. I plan on going out and about and visiting all my high water spots over the weekend. Forecast has rumors of maybe even hitting mid 60's....IT'S SPRING....LETS GO FISHING!
Friday, March 28, 2014
This is a repost because it is time to stock and tie leaders....hard to believe with the tough winter we have been having but Trout Season opens in 2 weeks! April 12th 2014 game on....so tie some leaders! Chuck Kashner's 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.
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Thursday, January 16, 2014
While surfing online I ran into a new strike indicator idea from New Zealand...they had a neat little tool, super duper special wool and tubes....IT WAS A GREAT IDEA!!!! But I give away a ton of tackle each season...couple hundred leaders, indicators, flies.....its just not my style at the end of a trip to cut off what I tied on your rod....SO...as a fulltime tackle tinker here is what I have come up with....