Sunday, September 29, 2013

Saturday, September 28, 2013

OPEN DATES for VERMONT FALL FLYFISHING

The following dates are open for half and three quarter fly fishing trips. The target rivers around Manchester Vt are the Battenkill, Mettawee and Walloomsac...the big three...BMW. Open dates: October 4,6,and 17th....Please give me a call for more information 1 800- 682-0103

Monday, September 23, 2013

Fall fishing has begun

Fall is in the air here in Vermont....the Brook Trout are getting fired up and it is time to bring your waders in over night...There is no need to get started early, most of the weekend warriors and canoes are gone...It is a great time of the year to fly fish for Trout or take a bird dog for a 6 hour hike...Woodcock season opens October 1st....
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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Southern Vermont Dams being removed

This week and last two dams are being removed. One is at the Henry Bridge in North Bennington on the Walloomsac River and the other on the East Branch of the Battenkill, Dufresne Pond in Manchester. Honestly,removing these dams will have no impact on helping the fisheries but it seems to give the warm fuzzy feeling of doing something good....A whole bunch of local kids used to use Dufresne pond in early season because the rivers aren't always the best option for little kids...and the Walloomsac has a bigger and more impassable dam upstream at the Paper Mill Bridge....point is it won't hurt the fisheries but I don't see it helping either....Pictures below were taken off the web from the Bennington Banner web site:
This is Dufresne dam....I whole bunch of you learned how to fly cast here as I used this place ALOT to teach people to cast
The new Henry Bridge "NO LONGER" Riffle:( IMO it is never a good thing when a man on excavator is in a TROUT STREAM!

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Feeling like Fall

With the kids back in school and the summer folks gone....its PRIME TIME again! No idiots at the boat launches and the canoe hatch mixed with inner tubes are gone...I love this time of the year and with cooler nights and the last little spike in water levels the fish are on the chew BIG TIME....Lets go fishing...I do have open dates so give me a call...below are some streamers that have been hot on the Kill during the higher water recently.