Sunday, September 21, 2014

Rain, Rain, Come Our Way!

A recent outing with GMT guide, Steve Stanley
The major spike in air temps we are having today is going to get our local trout amped up and on the feed!  We are definitely in need of some water in the system.  The Lamoille is running close to 100cfs lower than its mean flow for this time of year and the Winooski has even crept down under 100cfs. One of the saddest flow readings I've seen is the Dog River...a paltry 15cfs! Some of our primary spawning tribs on the Lamoille don't have enough water for fish to enter, so a good soaking rain is more than welcome for our area to say the least.
Photographing inventory for our web store
We're still catching fish on a mix of prince nymphs, PT nymphs, caddis dries and ant patterns, but setting up properly and making accurate casts is crucial in these low flows.
I've recently been working intently on some new plans for GMT, one of which is an all new web store where our customers can purchase gear, tackle, flies and logo goods. Primarily, we'll be adding all of our locally-tied fly inventory to the site and offering ONE DOLLAR ($1.00) shipping to Vermont residents for all orders under $25 and FREE shipping for orders exceeding $25! Our fly angling community is spread out in Vermont and we'd like to make sure our customers spend less time driving and more time fishing. So whenever our Vermont customers need staple items like flies, leaders & tippets, they be able to get it delivered to their Vermont address in as little as a day...for just a buck! Stay tuned for our web store to launch sometime this Fall.
The dates for the 2015 DPC are set, so mark June 27/28, 2015 off the calendar and start your team prep!