Friday, December 25, 2015
Sunday, November 29, 2015
Looking for a unique gift for the holiday....buy 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 ended...gift 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
We have water now boys and girls! After a really hot and dry summer being blown out today is AWESOME!...The Sac went from 30 cfs to still spiking at 1870 cfs...that is 4 feet over night...AWESOME... OK short term: today and maybe tomorrow well it may suck but man did we need it! Think big! Sinktips + big streamers = BIG BROWN TROUT...I have had my eye on some stompers during the low water...now its time my friends. The big net will be on my back again and that stud on the sac...the next client who can cast the 7 weight and strip streamers is going to pet you! Notice is served.
Thursday, July 30, 2015
Love them or hate them...the Trico hatch in southern Vermont has begun! Most days with beginners and intermediates i avoid them but they are present. I'm seeing spinner falls on the Walloomsac, Battenkill and Mettawee. Mostly in flat water pools below a riffle. Fog, wind and rain kill it but..."What is rain?" Long leaders, 6 and 7X tippets and the ability to hit a target are all required. But remember, most days I avoid them like a person with the flu:) but if you are up for the ultimate chanenge in dryfly fishing...Tricos are the game to play! Here's a peek into my trico box
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
One week a year, "Pink" comes to Vermont from Florida to the visit. We always have fun and usually catch a bunch of Trout!
Sunday, July 5, 2015
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
We are getting into summer conditions but the fishing is still very good!
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
I just posted a video over on Vermont Fishing Trips facebook page. Please go over a check it out...it shows a situation with a beginner fly fisherman fighting a trophy rainbow while a guy thinks about casting over his line....and while you are there please link my page!
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
As most of you regulars know:) I am a certified knot, tippet and leader natzi....I've posted my leader formula on here a couple times...use the search tool on the right side bars to find it....but I have come up with a new simple recipe which works just fine for nymph fishing and most situations. The 20 and 15 lb test is trilene big game clear mono...the 10lb is ande clear....then I use actual tippet material for the 2 and 4X (although you could use ande 8 and 6 lb)....Here are the recipes: 9' 4X= 20lb / 36"...15lb / 24"...10lb / 12"....2X / 8"...4X / 28" (tippet) And for small mountain stream with little short rods a 7' 4X = 20lb / 24"....15lb / 16"...10lb / 12"...2X / 8"....4X / 24" The high tech places like the Battenkill or in low water small flies in the flats....I will use the old formula and add butt section (the 20lb) section to grow it to 12 or 14 feet....Thanks for the view and be careful out there... the rocks are getting slippery!
The Trout fishing so far has been EXCELLENT...the trophy areas still are producing. I have moved off the Black River for the season. The bite on the Black is a half day early morning deal and logistically it doesn't make sense for me with Otter Creek, East Creek and the Walloomsac fishing so well....Sorry for the lack of posts recently...it has been crazy busy and I'm finally catching my breath. Bugs: Sulfurs, Rusty Spinners and caddis...best flies: Kashner Caddis Pupa is still top trailer fly behind a bead head nymph. March Brown nymphs, lt. cahill wetflies and small copper johns round out top 5 fly choices. Spinners falls happen 7:30 pm till dark for those of you dryfly guys. Summer season is about to begin and there are plenty of prime dates still open! Thanks for the view