Photos: Late-Season Dry Flies on the Battenkill

This wild brook trout fell for a blue-winged olive imitation fished on a long, fine leader.
All photos by Robin Hill

It’s been a tough fall for anglers on the Battenkill, as drought conditions include extremely low and clear water. But last weekend, my friend Doug Lyons found that cooler temperatures had made . . .

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Classic Fish Facts: Brown Trout (Salmo Trutta)

There’s a whole subculture of anglers dedicated to catching large, reclusive browns.
Photo by Jim Logan

The brown trout (Salmo trutta) has earned a reputation as the wariest and wiliest opponent a river angler can face. Whereas a brookie or a cutthroat will often attack flies with gullible abandon, browns are usually more discriminating. The larger specimens, especially, are often. . .

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Win a Helios 2 Fly Rod in Our New Giveaway!

Fishing season is about to close here in Vermont, but it’s pretty much still all we think about. So we’re going to celebrate another great year on the water by giving away a Helios 2 fly . . .

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Photo of the Day: A Birthday Salmon on the Dead Drift

Written by: Kubie Brown

Low water meant that traditional methods were out, so Kubie improvised to catch this big-kyped beauty.
Photo by Sam Brown

On my the morning of my birthday last week, my brother and I headed to far northern Vermont to swing flies for landlocked salmon. Unfortunately, the water was so low that swinging streamers . . .

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