Thursday, January 1, 2015

New Local Phone Number

For those who call me on my local phone number....I have moved back to Pawlet Vermont on the banks of Flower new local phone number is (802) 325-9731. The 800 number is the same. HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Friday, November 21, 2014

Christmas Fly Selection

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.
MasterCard / Visa Welcome 2 Dozen Trout Flies $46.99 includes shipping


Looking for a unique gift for the a gift trip at Vermont Fishing Trips. Call Chuck Kashner with a MasterCard / Visa and choose either a half (4 hrs), three quarters (6 hrs), or full day trip....I'll snail mail you the actual certificate...its very easy! The date of the trip is open it and have the person call me after Christmas and we will knock down all the details....BEGINNERS ARE WELCOME! If someone has always wanted to learn to fly fish...3/4 day trips are PERFECT! Parties are not mixed...these trips and instructionals are private, and all gear is provided. Call Chuck Kashner at 1-800-682-0103 or email to

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Tis the season to tie flies and build custom orders

Bonefish fly order ready to go!
Merkins, McCrabs, Sliders, Chico's Special, Blind Bunny, and Horror
Call me at 1-800-682-0103 for any fly needs...I also do selections for gifts....give me an idea where or what your person fishes for and I can tie you a unique gift for the holiday! Thanks for the view

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Fall Fishing

This weekend I had a very nice couple who were beginners. I taught them how to cast on the grass....we moved to the river, learned to wade and they took turns learning to swing streamers. A liuttle later we switched to Kashner Caddis Pupa fished down and across...SCORE....they both caught their first Trout on a fly...GREAT DAY, fun was had by all!
Tan Kashner Caddis Pupa and CH Muddlers did the deed...thanks for the view!

Sunday, October 12, 2014

October Trout Fishing

I had a guy from Louisiana on this last Friday and a guy from Michigan on Saturday....water conditions remain lower than normal but there are still targets to fish. We caught fish on streamers, caddis pupa, size 16 hide a beads, size 18 BH WD40's, caddis dries and caddis no hackles....the fish is tough when the wind blows due to falling leaves...but... for the most part its been pretty good fishing.
Dress in layers, air temps are from high 30's to 60...water temp 50's. For the most part I am running half day trips...and please keep in mind>>>> we will not have a closed season anymore on the Walloomsac, East Creek, Otter Creek and Black Rivers....thanks for the view!

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


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) a bunch of open dates coming 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 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!