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Around this time of the season an old fishing bum's attention turns to night fishing for trout. The cover of darkness provides an outstanding opportunity for 20" plus predator trout here in Vermont.I'll often go in to "the spot" just as dusk is melting away, as well as being rigged and ready to go s ...
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A lot of us around here like to fish the Waterbury Reservoir for smallmouth bass and we all have our own "secret weapons." Here is what has worked for me pretty consistently over the pas couple of seasons.My all around favorite searching lure is the Rapala Firetiger J7. I throw it at the edges and f ...
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July 26, 2013Over the past three days things are beginning to return to a state of normalcy…well, sort of. During the trips on Wednesday and Thursday where we targeted smallmouth in moving water and cooler temps, brown trout were stumbled upon. The majority were tagged with small hopper and formul ...
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Monday July 15, 2013Over the last few days I've been out on the Lamoille River. All in all the flows have been moderating and wade fishing is becoming more accessible. The clarity is VG at what I term typical "Lamoille clear." Temps are in the mid 60's. Beware that the impending hot weather this wee ...
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Last Wednesday (7/3/13), John and I took out a group of four friends visiting from Puerto Rico. True to form for 2013, the trip began with a soaking rain shower. As everyone scrambled for rain jackets, John and I waited it out in the parking lot and did some product testing on our own rain jackets. ...
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What a great 4th of July week packed full of trips and great people! And even though we had to play cat and mouse with the weather most folks tagged fish, whether it was on lakes or streams.The time started out for me with a super couple from the the Pitcher Inn down Warren way. Ventured out on the ...
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The mighty voyages and misadventures of Three Dopes in A Boat along the waterways of North Central Vermont. Yes folks, over the last several weeks Josh, Zach and myself have set off in the drift boat to check some beats on the Lamoille and Winooski as well as to play dodge the rock.Voyage IBa ...
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A few days ago we at the Fly Rod Shop had the pleasure and honor of hosting four American Heroes from Project Healing Waters, whose mission statement is:Jim's First Fish on Fly Rod"Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc. is dedicated to the physical and emotional rehabilitation of disabled active m ...
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The stillwater game if certainly the best one in town right now. While the larger rivers have fallen prey to the irregular weather and the resultant high and dirty flows, the lakes and ponds are producing fantastic action--a lot of it on top!The other day I had two very funny guys, Bill and Dick, ou ...
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For today's trip I took a Texas couple who are staying at the MountainView Campground up to Lake Eden for some pickerel fishing. Their reason for the outing was to click off another notch on the husband's bucket list to catch a fish on a fly rod in every state. And today he caught one plus a few mor ...
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