Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Hurry Up & Wait!

Noah's Big Belly Streamer
Hurry up and wait is typically how trout season starts around these parts. Everyone is antsy to get out and get fishing for good reason...winter is brutally long here in the North Country! The reality is that things really don't come into full swing around here until early to mid-May, and then it gets really good!
We've gotten reports of fish being caught, most of which are steelhead. Personally, I'd rather see high, unfishable flows this time of year so that our spawning fish can get it done undisturbed. Our tribs are generally the first to clear up enough to fish, but many of them should be left alone.
Kashner Caddis Pupa
The shop is coming along really nicely and we're still adding more tying materials weekly, as well as stocking our fly bins only with patterns tied right here in Vermont! We've recently brought in some patterns from a 16 year old Franklin County boy named, Noah Gates. Noah ties some great patterns, so check them out on the site and get an order together for him!
We've also just gotten some of our favorite patterns in from Chuck Kashner of Vermont Fishing Trips. Chuck has some tried and tested patterns that must be in your fly box, including one of our all-time favorites, the "Kashner Caddis Pupa." Remember all flies in our store and on our website are tied locally and we ship within VT for only a buck!
The 2015 Ditch Pickle Classic could possibly be the most fun you have all summer! Register today!

This week's tying video features a technique called the complex twist. Check out the CT Sculpin here...