Vermont Guides Since 1998

VT River Report – 8/1/2017

VT River Report – 8/1/2017

This time of year we like to take clients way up into the Green Mountain National Forrest in the mountains and target Brook Trout with Dry Flies and Terrestrials. Many of the spots are off from dirt roads and the brooks are small and cold. They are so beautiful its like a post card view in every direction. We use 3 and 4 wt rods and cover lots of water.


Popular flies include the Ausable Wulff, Green Caddis, White Wulff, Elk Hair Caddis, Stimulators, Adams, the Usual, Ant Patterns, Hoppers and Beatles. On some of the patterns that float well we will drop off a small bead head Nymph. Fishing a dry dropper or hopper dropper in these cool clear streams is a blast. For Nymphs we use a Copper John, PT Nymph, Hares Ear, Prince Nymph and Golden Stones.


Stealth is good in low water and long cast into the bigger pools but for the most part the Brookies are feeding pretty good any time of day. Early morning and at evening of course are better.

Book a trip today and let us show you some of the most Vermonty looking spots in Vermont! (BC)

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