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Vermont Trout Streams: A Fly Angler’s Guide to the Best


This is going to be the go-to book for all your Vermont Fishing needs. Featuring “Local Angle” from guides from around the state this book is loaded with great information.


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From mountain highland brooks, home to small native brookies, to meadow-cut rivers with deep holes that hold lunker brown trout, Vermont Trout Streams: A Fly Angler’s Guide to the Best offers the angler a wealth of information. It is a comprehensive reference book that is as useful to the veteran angler as it is to the newcomer. 

400-plus trout streams

20 hand-drawn maps

Stocking patterns

Fly patterns

Public access

“Local intel” — short independent articles, addressing specific rivers, all submitted by professional guides, Vermont Master Anglers, and other savvy locals.

This book is researched and written by two authors who know Vermont trout fishing.

Bob Shannon is the owner of the Fly Rod Shop in Stowe, Vermont, and a professional fly-fishing guide for over 30 years. His travels have taken him to New York, Canada, Montana, and the Caribbean. As an adjunct professor at Northern Vermont University, he has taught students about fly fishing for over 25 years.  A member of the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Board for 11 years, Bob was a contributor to Fifty Best Places: Fly Fishing the Northeast (Mallard, editor). Featured in many television fishing programs and radio shows, he has also been a celebrity speaker throughout the United States.

Angling geographer, cartographer, and Vermont researcher Peter Shea, has fished in Vermont since childhood, and has previously authored eight books on Vermont trout fishing. These include the very first edition of Vermont Trout Streams, in 1985,