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Pike Drift Boat Trips    

There aren’t many places you can float a drift boat down a moving river and find big toothy pike in abundance. You can with us, join us for a full day float trip on one of Vermont’s best kept secrets. Quite frequently we will boat pike over 30″ and often we’ll see 40 plus inch fish chase our flies in. The big ones don’t always commit though! Expect to fish big flies on 8-10wts with sinking lines. Lost of casting at the bank then stripping hard back to the boat. Good casting and double hauls are extremely helpful when fishing like this. Primetime is the month of May and first part of June when water temps are low and water levels are a bit higher. Depending on conditions trips in July and August can be good as well.

Cost: $500 requiring a 50% deposit

***Full Day Only

***Two anglers per boat and no more than two boats at a time.


    Call to reserve 802-253-7346

    Call to reserve 802-253-7346


    What to bring:

    • Comfortable clothing
    • Sunglasses
    • Water and snacks
    • Rain gear
    • Camera
    • Insect repellant
    • Hat

    Tipping your guide:

    Guiding is hard work. It’s our goal is to give you a safe, fun and educational experience that will leave you wanting more. If you’ve enjoyed your trip, tipping 15% -20% (or whatever you deem acceptable) is encouraged. Let them know how much fun you had!


    At a minimum, all of our guides are basic first aid and CPR certified by the Red Cross. The guides are there to make necessary decisions to ensure everyone’s safety, and to help if an emergency situation should arise.

    Additional Information:

    • Advance registration required. Space is limited so book early.
    • An adult must accompany children under the age of 14.
    • Costs do not include gratuities or a Vermont Fishing License. (A Vermont Fishing License is available for purchase at the Fly Rod Shop.)

    Cancellation Policy:

    The Fly Rod Shop reserves the right to cancel any trip and/or make changes to itineraries as deemed necessary. You can contact us any time to cancel your reservation, however your deposit is not refundable if within 7 days of trip. We fish rain or shine. Occasionally, due to an unforeseen situation and/or safety concerns, we may cancel a trip. If this happens (and it’s rare it does) we will attempt to re-book with you on a date that is agreeable to both parties or refund your deposit.

    Limitation of Liability:

    • We are not liable for any loss, damage or injury sustained to participants or personal property.
    • Due to fluctuating fuel costs and other factors, The Fly Rod Shop reserves the right to change guiding rates at any time.