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.
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Thursday, November 20, 2014
Bonefish fly order ready to go!
Sunday, October 19, 2014
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!
Sunday, October 12, 2014
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.
Sunday, September 28, 2014
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.
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
Friday, August 15, 2014
As a participant of the 50 state game....my client this morning successfully caught fish in Vermont and scratched the Green Mountain State off his list...Life is good, fish hard!
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Just because its summer and hot in the afternoons....the Trout fishing in Southern Vermont is still on! It is a morning bite, either half or three quarter days only. Lets go fishing...Call me for open dates.
Friday, July 25, 2014
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
So its been a while since I posted a "what to use" post...here is what I've been using: Chartreuse green stones, yellow adams wulff trailed by an ant, caddis either hackled or not in a tan 16, BWO, beetles, adams, usuals, Hide a bead nymphs 12-16, caddis pupa 14s, shushan postmasters, clousers, Black nosed dace, thunder creeks, copper snappers, and golden betsies. The mountain brooks are fishing OK if they haven't been beat up with too much pressure....the South Branch is holding up very well, Ferd Creek is decent but the state bird is very present (mosquitoes), City Creek is BEAT....the Mettawee and Battenkill are fishing like the Mettawee and Battenkill.... Lake fishing is ON! I'm actually going to fish myself tomorrow....by myself:) WOW, that doesn't happen very often. Its morning mode time of the year...the Trout get real lazy in the afternoon...for that matter the lake fish do too....there are scattered openings so don't think I can't fit you in! In the next week or so we should start seeing Tricos and better BWO hatches... Leaders are going to need to start getting longer and lighter on the big water. Add 3 feet of butt (20lb) to my 9'4X recipe...Thanks for the view! Let's go fishing soon
Sunday, June 29, 2014
This is my daughter McKayla. When she was 12 or 13 years, I tried to take her fly fishing....but after a couple trips, I decided we would have a better time in the boat, lake fishing....as the years pass, I realized recently I never really taught my daughter (of all people) how to fly fish...so this last week our schedules meshed and we when trout fishing....after a quick casting lesson on the lawn we headed out to have a fun morning on the creek...
As many of you know, I am a fulltime custom fly tyer. Need flies for a trip give me a call or shoot an email....from Tarpon to Brook Trout, if it has a hook with materials attached with thread...I can tie it for you.... Below are a couple pixs of my most recent order to be shipped. These are heading to the Deschutes River for summer steelhead the end of August.
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Sunday, June 22, 2014
The Trout fishing in southern Vermont continues to be excellent! We will need to start to switch to morning mode here soon as the days get warmer....still fishing dead drift deep, swinging down and across, stripping streamers and throwing dries on occasion...