Northern Vermont's Finest Fly Fishing Guide Service and Fly Fishing Gear Retailer!

Water Clarity: Clear

Water Temperatures: 58-72

Hatches: Brown and Gold Stones. Tan/Olive Caddis, Sulfurs, Cahils, Yellow Sallies, Hoppers, Flying Ants, Tricos

Suggested Patterns:  Light Cahills-16-18, Blond Wulfs (#12-16), Adams-16-18, Micro Chubbies-12-14, Orange Stimulators 10-16, Griffith Gnats 18-22, RS2 (trico) #20-22, Flying Ants #12-18, Soft Hackles 12-16 (cream and yellow colors) Pheasant Tails-14-18, Prince Nymphs-16-18, Copper Johns-16-18, Trina’s Micro Stone-14-18, Anderson’s Bird of Prey-14-16.

Finally some rain! It looks like we’re going to get more rain today along with over the next few days. Just what we need! The temps on the bigger rivers are still pretty warm, although there were a few days earlier this week where the Lamoille above Wolcott was temping in the mid 60s, according to a few customers the fish were looking good which was nice to hear. It’s likely warmed right back up at this point but with some rain in the forecast and what looks like some cooler nights early next week things may improve. 

We’ve been primarily focusing on the smaller mountain streams along with some of the bigger rivers for bass. The brookies are still very willing to eat dries, although they’re currently a bit more spooky because of the lower water. Most of those should come up in flow with the rain and it will seem like someone hit a reset button on the fish. It’s always amazing to see what happens to a brookie stream after a push of water. 

The bass fishing has been pretty productive lately, river smallmouth have been eating topwater flies pretty consistently and the largemouth in some of the shallower weedier ponds in the area have been willing to comp big deer hair flies and poppers. Always fun having a 3+lb bass hit a topwater fly in the thick weeds.

Be on the lookout for flying ants over the next week! There was a huge hatch in Burlington the other night, we haven’t seen any in this area yet but they’ll be coming out soon! The first big hatch we saw last year was August 5th!  

The Fly Rod Shop is Northern Vermont’s finest fly fishing guide service and fly fishing gear retailer. Visit our shop on Route 100 in Stowe, VT or shop our online store to find gear from Simms Fishing Products, Redington, Loon Products, Montana Fly Company, Lamson Waterworks, Winston,  Sage, Rio, Scientific Angler, Thomas and Thomas and more!



River: Winooski

Water Temp: 71AM

Water Clarity: Clear
Last Update: 8/5/22

River: Dog
Water Temp: 67
Water Clarity: Clear
Last Update: 8/5/22

River: Lamoille
Water Temp:68am

Water Clarity: Clear
Last Update: 8/5/22
USGS FI: 186