Sunday, November 26, 2017

Master "go to guide flies" Selection

For 25 seasons Chuck Kashner has instructed a system fly fishing plan. The 4 components to be successful are: Target (where and what are you fishing for), Approach (how to get in the proper position to catch),Imitation (what fly to use) and Presentation (how to get the right drift and get the fish to eat your fly)....this system or mind set will work for all species... every season... year after year. These are the flies that are always in Chuck's chest box!
From top to bottom: Row 1: Hide a bead nymphs.. sz 10 with a 4mm brass 12 with 3.2mm brass bead Row 2: Meatballs.. these are super heavy sporting tungsten beads and lead wire looks like a caddis Row 3: WMD (weapon mass destruction)...super heavy tungsten and lead wire looks like a mayfly nymph Row 4: Hatching pupa, Hendrickson and March Brown nymph unweighted and are killer trailer flies Row 5: Kashner Caddis Pupa and Black Ants...these are deadly fished in the surface film behind a dryfly Row 6: Glo bug eggs...early spring and fall...trout eat spawn Row 7: Earthworm, Shushan Postmaster, Olive bh Buggers, CH Muddlers and Flashy fly
From top to bottom: Row 1: No hackle caddis dry...this is hands down Chuck's favorite "go to" dryfly! Row 2: High Vis~Flies: Yellow Adams Wulff and Ausable Wulff Row 3: Rusty Usual...deadly fly sits flush and floats extremely well Row 4: Rusty Spinners...this is the top choice for rhythmic risers in the evening Row 5: Cream Usual...deadly fly sits flush and floats extremely well Row 6: Hackled Deerhair Caddis Row 7: Little Green Stone, Adams and Light Cahill
Operators aren't standing by but Chuck Kashner is really easy to reach at 1-800-682-0103 or email Mastercard, Visa or personal checks are accepted. The master "go to guide fly" selection includes 108 flies tied by Chuck Kashner, a super rugged box, postage included for $196.00

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Early Fall Vermont Fly Fishing

Green Mountain Brookies are hungry and fired up in their spawning colors!
6 foot 2 weight rods are perfect!
Most are 6 to 10 inches...they like to eat high vis dries....and they are beautiful!
The males get tri colored bellies and black on the inside of their mouths
The setting is also choice! There are openings! 1-800-682-0103


Beginners are always welcome on Vermont Fishing Trips. First Trout on a fly are SPECIAL!

                                                                     GOOD STUFF!

Friday, September 15, 2017

September Fly Fishing in Vermont

"I am lucky enough to have written a few books about travels and flyfishing in the USA, Patagonia, Iceland, Russia and all over Europe. Along the way I have encountered many different types of guide and cast for some pretty big trout. But every year I look forward to my 2 days with Chuck in Vermont. Indeed, no sooner I have I left Manchester than I am arranging next years’ return trip 11 months ahead. Fishing with Chuck cuts to the essentials. No need here for the latest technology, super fast action rod that throws a hyper tight loop dozens of yards for some ego-boosting sized rainbow. No, here he lends me his seven foot two-weight, perfect. A lot of the fish in Patagonia, Montana or Iceland would eat an average Battenkill brookie for breakfast, but who cares? What prettier jewel of a fish could you hope to catch, and they are far from easy. Chuck knows the rivers intimately, and can always find you a good spot come drought or flood. He has all the technical stuff off pat, and enough flies to re-stock Orvis. And above all, and I do a lot of work for fish conservation in Europe, he has the right attitude and is fun to fish with. He even manages to maintain his sense of humour and calm when I finally hook a big Battenkill brown and then lose it. Great stuff! " Adrian Latimer, Paris France/London UK

Monday, July 17, 2017

Son and Father from Philly...GOOD STUFF!

All Rainbows except this one nice Brown...The fishing is really good this summer!
Chuck, Great time Friday. Thanks again. We look forward to being in touch. Patrick Happy Monday Chuck, Agree with Patrick; great time and great experience. After only one time, you are in my top three of the most knowledgeable guides, who took me fishing. I'd like to do it again next year. Best, George

Southern Vermont Fly Fishing

We had "southern" on this trip...representing Gator Nation...Thank you Rob and Jeannie!
along with the pixs was this message: Thanks Chuck. We had a great time. We caught fish. You put us in the perfect place to catch fish. Thanks. if we're in the neighborhood next year we'll give you call for more fish. Rob & Jeannie

Mary Mary

Chuck, Your professionalism, handling of a challenging situation, expertise in coaching, patience and humor were very impressive. Though I had a sharp learning curve for the basics of fly fishing the instructions and guidance you provided were extremely helpful. You worked very hard and overcame many obstacles, and I so appreciated that. I now have a some basics to use as I practice more with my dad. Thanks to you, I have really "caught the bug" to keep working at it. Hopefully, your clients this week will be able to land all the fish and strikes that I missed on Sat. The memory of catching that first rainbow under the "troll bridge," with you cracking me up, is a awesome memory I will have forever. Thank you again, Chuck. Wishing you good luck on the water. All The Best, Mary

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Brother Brother Trip with Vermont Fishing Trips

Trips are rain or shine here at Fish like to be wet and this time of the year having high water periods is good for the grand scheme of the season. On this brother trip we did sit out a rare morning you can see, it was worth it by most peoples standards!
Feisty fatty...this beast was a handful start to finish!
Well done gentlemen...and Happy Birthday Mike!

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Summertime conditions in Vermont

We have summertime conditions in Vermont. With all the rain we had the conditions are perfect and the fishing has been excellent! There are a bunch of open dates in July and August. I want to fish half or 3/4 day mornings to avoid the heat of the day.
This Brown Trout was a STUD 21" X 14"...calulated to 5.14 lbs...caught on a WMD sz 16...GOOD STUFF!
There is even some of these mixed in every once and a while:)
Thanks for the view and please stay tuned! The flyfishing for Trout in southern Vermont is far from over!

Monday, June 19, 2017


I can't remember in 25 years of fulltime guiding ever having adult sisters without a parent! We had a great time and were very successful. Beginners are always welcome and women should not be afraid to try flyfishing. We learned how to basic and false cast, chuck & duck with an indicator and get good drifts. The Rainbows were liking their drifts and we caught a bunch including a first fish on a fly...GOOD STUFF!
Alot of times...I believe taking turns is the best way to learn how to get good drifts and see the watching you can really see what I'm trying to get the person fishing to do...sometimes the observer can also assist in explaining how to do it :) we really had fun
Thank you Donald, Aruna and Nisha for the trip and the great pixs!

Thursday, June 15, 2017


Having entered into the "Cat's in the Cradle syndrome"... Father / son or daughter trips are super special to me! When the father is one of your favorite clients it goes from special to OUTSTANDING! That a kid fishing...they grow up fast
GOOD STUFF! Thanks for the view and please stay tuned!

Monday, June 12, 2017

Southern Vermont FlyFishing for Trout

The Trout fishing right now is outstanding! All rivers are in great shape...plenty of bugs and fish...Life is good! When there are gaps in the posts is a sign I'm booked solid. After this week I do have a scattering of openings. So, I will start running the morning bite only...Top flies this week: Monkey Meat, Walt's Worms, PT Baileys and Janitor brushes...Hatches include: Light Cahills, Sulfurs, Rusty Spinners, and ton of caddis! Thanks for the view...please stay tuned and use the blog archive!

Saturday, June 3, 2017


The weather is settling and the fishing is really good. There are a ton of things and ways to catch trout...June is as good as it gets. I wish June could last for 90 days!