Friday, April 25, 2014


I have a bunch of spring nymphs that are looking for new homes...$20.00 a dozen mix and match...Master Card or Visa me at 1-800-682-0103 or email to (click on image to enlarge) these are my favorite spring owners of these are required to give them a bath in a trout stream OFTEN!
Unweighted Flick Hendrickson and Dk. Brown Nymphs....I normally use as a trailer fly behin\d a hide a bead
Hatching Pupa and Dk. Hares Ear...also great trailer fly patterns
Hide a Bead Nymphs in sizes 10, 12, 14....THIS IS MY WORK HORSE PATTERN! If I could only have 1 pattern....this work be the ONE!
McEggs...Rainbow Trout love eggs in the spring! In our Trophy Areas here in Vermont...we feed them eggs daily

Early Season Hatches

I have been seeing Early Black Stones, midges, Black Caddis and Blue Quills....mostly on nice sunny warm afternoons in the beaver pond areas of the upper Battenkill....I expect to see Hendricksons in the headwaters any day now. The ice is out on the lakes and ponds and the state trucks are starting to make their rounds.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Vermont Fishing Trips on Facebook

If you are on FACEBOOK....please check out my page at 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!

First week of 2014 Trout fishing

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
Target areas for trout trips will be small lowland streams and brooks. All tributaries to the Mettawee and Battenkill are good places to start. The Indian River is West Pawlet and Rupert is a early season favorite. Look for streams that do not have steep grade as there are RIPPING with run off....
This little pool is LOADED with Brookies...LOADED!
Taking Brookie selfies is EXTREMELY DIFFICULT! This was the 4th one I caught before I could get a pix....LOVE THOSE BROOKIES!
There is no shortage of woody debris habitat on the upper canoe travel= plenty of in stream wood structure! After such a tough winter we all had....I am finding I am a little behind on bookings. I have a bunch of REALLY PRIME DATES for May trips to the Black River, East Creek and the Walloomsac Trophy Areas....These openings include weekend dates so give me a call at 1 800-682-0103...I will start posting on a regular basis now but there is a ton of information from the past 5 years that all still applies. Also there is a search feature...just type in key words like "hendrickson" or "East Creek" Thanks for the view....Lets go fishing!

No Felt allowed in Vermont

Please remember when coming to Vermont to fish....Felt bottomed waders are illegal
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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!