Sunday, August 22, 2010

Battenkill Trout Fishing

We have been in low water mode for the last several weeks. The forecast is for rain today and next couple days....and WE NEED IT!!! When low water mode is in affect... the best game in town is the main stem Battenkill in Arlington off of Rte 313. I have to admit I love the Battenkill for better or worst....its a tough river, approach needs to be stealthy, leaders need to be long and drifts have to be perfect.
We have seen improved populations of Trout especially Brook Trout with the NO KILL
regulation. Tricos, BWO, Caddis 16, 18 and Isonychia are currently hatching....My best flies have been: BH nymph 16, 18, Trico/BWO nymph 18 and a Trico Dun Thorax dry...I have openings, the horse show is over finally....Brook Trout are on the chew, lets go fishing!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

The Mettawee Main stem and upper river

Last week and yesterday I spent time on the Mettawee. The fishing on the Main Stem river from North Rupert to North Pawlet continues to be challenging. Some spots are producing but the Mettawee really needs a good rain and some water. The last several rain storms have missed the Pawlet and Wells area. The upper Mettawee is a different story. Yesterday, we fished off of Peace Street in Dorset, Vt. We saw all three species but only caught Rainbows and Brown Trout. Peace Street is just north of Dorset on Rte. 30. Going north from town its on the right, go up the road until you see a bridge. On the left is a public access parking area for Cutler Memorial Forest. This is a beautiful 80 acres parcel open to hiking, cross-country skiing, FISHING, horseback riding, dog walking and picnicking. Just park, walk down the trail and enjoy.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

2010 FLY FISHING FESTIVAL at the American Museum of fly fishing

On Aug. 14th next Saturday, the American Museum of Fly Fishing ( will be hosting the 2010 FLY FISHING FESTIVAL. Please check out their website for all the activities. I will be one of the exhibitors….and having an opportunity to sell flies within sight of the ORVIS FLAGSHIP STORE……I will have a huge selection of flies available. It has been a couple years since I last set up to sell flies…. and I have INVENTORY. Trico female spinners, all my signature patterns, trolling flies, saltwater flies, bonefish, steelhead, great lakes patterns, HY-Vis wulffs, Yellow adams, tons and tons of trout flies, Lady bug beetles even….I am stocked, Nick (my son) will be helping…..come to the Festival between 10 am to 4pm….I look forward to seeing you…..and bring your fly box!!!
This weekend is also Manchester’s Sidewalk sale weekend…..Orvis will also have a huge sale tent....