Vermont Trip Report
Small but friendly
I've been to Vermont for skiing and ice climbing but never for fishing. It's no further than the Adirondaks for me but I just always felt the 'Daks were more accessible due to the abundance of public land. Motivated by my lack of success west of Lake Champlain this year I decided to try my luck in the Granite State. Despite the sleet, snow, rain and hail I ended up having one of my better days of fishing. I caught 9 or ten trout, which is already a good day for me, but I also caught the first one in the within 15 minutes from the start. That always sets up the rest of the day nicely. The weather was miserable, I had several scary slips and I lost my sunglasses but the fall colours were beautiful and the fish were bitin'!
I fished the tributaries to the Lamoille river, and access was easy. I didn't see another angler; everyone gone moose hunting I guess. Eastern fishing can be pretty darn good after all. They were all Rainbows with the exception of one small (fingerling) brown. #14-16 Pheasant tail worked well but the UKB was better. No luck with the copper john at all.
“The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten” – Benjamin Franklin
"Study to be quiet." - Izaak Walton 1653
"Be sure in casting, that your fly fall first into the water, for if the line fall first, it scares or frightens the fish..." Col. Robert Venables 1662
The hooks are sharp.
The coffee's hot.
The fish are slippery when wet.
Beware of the Dogma