Monday, July 17, 2017
We had "southern" on this trip...representing Gator Nation...Thank you Rob and Jeannie!
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
Trips are rain or shine here at vermontfishingtrips.com 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 thunderstorm...as you can see, it was worth it by most peoples standards!
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
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.
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!
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
Monday, June 12, 2017
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
Thursday, May 25, 2017
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
The fishing in southern Vermont has been outstanding this year. I am sorry for the lack of posts....Trips were booked solid, morels and fly orders filled in the small windows of free time....on the right side tool bar about half way down is a search devise and a blog archive. There is a ton of information on here if you surf around...Below you will find some of my favorite clients....Keep your string tight and rod bent....Fishing in Vermont is ON!
Friday, April 21, 2017
The fly fishing in Southern Vermont the last couple days has been a nymphing game. Fish are starting to chase flies down and across. Hatches are between 1 and 4 pm still. Black caddis, midges, blue quill and some Hendricksons. Beaver ponds in river systems have produced the most dryfly action. The weather forecast for this coming weekend is for returning nice weather. Things are going to explode. Tree buds will start to pop, turkeys will be gobbling and hendrickson will be hatching on the branches of the BATTENKILL. The Vt. fisheries dept. has stocked the trophy areas on East Creek and Otter. Let the games begin! I do have some prime open dates still. Thanks for the view and please stay tuned.