Friday, December 25, 2015


MERRY CHRISTMAS! Thank you for following and God Bless all my loyal clients. May the New Year have the wind at your back, accurate casts and drag free drifts.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Christmas Gift Certificate

Looking for a unique gift for the 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 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

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 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.
I am removing all that tiny trico stuff from my vest. See ya next July trico box:)Fall is here. I LOVE FALL! Woodcock season opens tomorrow so its the back and forth game between Trout and Birds...Thanks for the view!

Thursday, July 30, 2015

TRICO HATCH has begun in Southern Vermont

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
Thanks for the view and please stay tuned!

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!
Thanks for the view! My guided trips are a morning deal for half days only...the Black River and East Creek are done for the summer but there are still plenty of good targets...please stay tuned or visit Vermont Fishing trips on facebook.

Sunday, July 5, 2015

First Trout on a Fly

If you are interested in learning how to fly fish.....give Chuck Kashner a call and come to Southern Vermont. More often than not the first day fly fishing you will catch a Trout.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Father Son Trip Fly Fishing in Southern Vermont

We are getting into summer conditions but the fishing is still very good!
We had a grand slam on Trout one or more of each species: Brookies, Rainbows and Browns...all shapes and sizes...we petted some really nice ones and lost a couple big ones:) Just a perfect day with long time regular was had by all. Thanks for the view and please stay tuned!

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Vermont fishing trips on facebook

I just posted a video over on Vermont Fishing Trips facebook page. Please go over a check 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


After a casting lesson the day before this was this couples first day fly fishing for was a fun day!

June Vermont Fish Porn

Simple Leaders

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!

June 2015

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 has been crazy busy and I'm finally catching my breath. Bugs: Sulfurs, Rusty Spinners and 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