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!

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Father Son Trip

Parent child trips are always special for me! This Father / Adult Son trip on a beautiful May day truely was just that....SPECIAL...good stuff

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

May Vermont Fly Fishing Update

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!
June is around the corner. Currently there are some prime WEEKEND dates! Alot of the regulars come midweek...No worries generally here in Vermont with the vast amount of targets combat fishing is NOT an issue....I LOVE THIS TIME OF YEAR...Thanks for the view

Friday, April 21, 2017

Sothern Vermont Trout Fishing

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.
A fine Blossom Brook wild Cuttcheek Trout!

Friday, April 7, 2017

2017 Vermont Trout Season Opener

2017 Vermont Trout Season Opener is Saturday April 8th. The main stem rivers are high and unfishable as usual for opening day. The main targets are the tribs and feeder streams like the Eastham Branch, Bloosom Brook, Rupert Hollow or Mink Brook. Here are the hot flies you need...and unlike the targets this is not fake news! These are the patterns you need for fly fishing in southern Vermont: tungsten bead head hares ear sz.10, 12, 14.... hendrickson nymph unweighted sz. 12.... pheasant tail sz. 14, 16... black hares ear (if water is dirty).... Shushan postmaster streamer... olive woolly buggers... cone head flashy muddler... blue quill usual dry sz.16... hendrickson usual dry sz. 12, 14... ausable wulff... kashner black midge sz.18... black stone or caddis sz 16... I like a 9 foot leader with a 4x tippet. Best times to fish are 10am to 4pm. Thanks for the view and let the games begin!

Thursday, March 23, 2017

There is a sign!

The truck tackle tote is getting switched from fall to spring...
and the leader station is set up! When we are done with trips, I don't remove leaders like some guides:)
I hope everyone had a super St. Patty's Day
March Maddness has arrived....April 8th Vermont Trout Season opens...THINK SPRING!

Friday, February 17, 2017

A little winter fun

I introduce the "Kashner Olive Loaf Slider". This is for all those times when you are blowing down the lake in your boat. Suddenly, you see a hog Bass steal a sammy from the kid sitting on the end of the dock. It comes in 2 sizes 1/0 and 9/0. I'm considering models in Ham & Swiss, Reuben, and Chicken Parm. Yeah, I guess I have a touch of cabin fever...but if it's stuff to be attached to hooks with thread, wire or glue...I'm your man!

Monday, February 6, 2017

2017 Winter update!

Sorry for being lame and not posting much...the side bar has a search device and the achive is LOADED with info....pretty much winter routine here...
I spend long days and nights parked here!
Making piles of these!
Every once and a while I take someone on the ice...
And alot of regulars have booked their dates..but there are a ton of awesome or email me if you are interested in a trip! Its always better to say: I want to see this when should I come? THEN I'm coming on !/#$/17 are you open? Thanks for the view!