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Now that spring is rolling around, which it has been for a while it's time to start thinking about some early opportunities at fishing if you haven't already been hitting the water. We're lucky to live in a state with year round fishing and there are some great opportunities at trout and steelhead f ...
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Starting every May for the past 14 years The Fly Rod Shop has held it's extremely popular FREE casting clinics. The free casting clinics run every Wednesday and Saturday through Columbus Day. On Wednesdays, the program runs from 4:00pm-5:30pm and on Saturdays it runs from 9:00am-10:30am. These are l ...
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Spring is a great time of the year to fish the larger river in Vermont. What makes it even better is that we able to launch drift boats in them and float sections and get away from the pressure a little bit. Typically from May 20th or so on until the water levels recede in June is the best time to f ...
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Steelhead begin their annual migration up tributaries of the great lakes in early October. These fish are in the river to eat, although sometimes the run can be slow and the number of fish in the fall can also be sporadic. If you're looking to get into numbers of fish, aim to head over during the mo ...
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Winter Fishing can often be a challenging time of the year to fish for trout. Here in VT we have plenty of open rivers year round, but much of it can be frozen from shore to shore making fly fishing a challenge. There are a couple simple tips and tricks that will make spending the winter fly fishing ...
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Now that many of us are going to be thinking about putting up our rods and waders until next spring, there are a few easy, simple things to do to increase the longevity of your gear. First off, lets start with fly lines. In a perfect world, you should take your fly line off of your reel and store it ...
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Date: 6/10/15Water Clarity:  Very muddy, but smaller tributaries are becoming clear and fishableWater Temperatures: Mid 50's-Mid 60'sHatches: Yellow Stones,  Sulphurs, March Browns, Brown Drakes, CaddisSuggested Patterns: Golden Kaufman Stones (#8 ...
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At The Fly Rod Shop, we’re often asked the benefits of fluorocarbon over monofilament. “Why should I spend $16.00 on Fluorocarbon when I can spend $4.99 on monofilament?” You might better decide by understanding the quality benefits from one material over the other. And as you find yourself fi ...
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As the warmer days of summer approach in the month of July, still-water fly fishermen are in anxious anticipation of one of the premier hatches of the season.  May fly fishermen refer to this as the holy hex hatch, whose sheer size leaves anglers in awe of its enormity. The hex May fly is the large ...
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There are several items that should be in every fly anglers vest or pack. Many of these items such as nippers, leaders, tippet, hemostats and flies are no brainers. Now there are other items that being a seasoned angler I would never hit the water without that many anglers overlook. One of these bei ...
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