10 Tips for Fly-Fishing Small Mountain Streams

Written by: Jared Zissu

Even little trout can teach an angler important lessons on stealth and technique.
Photos by Jared Zissu

Although I have been struggling to catch trout on the Battenkill, my small-stream game has been improving. One thing that keeps me so motivated, focused, and seriously addicted to the sport. . .

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Photo of the Day: College Student Lands Record Pike on Lake Champlain

Written by: Drew Price

Lauren Dunn show’s off a women’s line-class record landed on Vermont’s Lake Champlain.
Photo by Drew Price

I first met Lauren Dunn in August of this year. Her dad, Brian, had contacted me to see if I was available to target some bowfin for potential IGFA women’s line-class world records. Lauren . . .

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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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Photo of the Day: A Green-Mountain Native Son

Size isn’t everything. Native trout display some spectacular colors.
Photo by Phil Monahan

As part of my “20 September Days” project, I’ve been getting out at lunchtime to fish the gorgeous mountain stream just five minutes from Orvis HQ in southwestern Vermont. In recent days, I . . .

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Photos: The Orvis Pond Wakes Up

My first rainbow of the year chased down my PT as I stripped it across the deepest part of the pond.
Photo by Phil Monahan

One of the many great things about working at the Orvis Mothership here in Sunderland, Vermont, is the sweet little pond we have on the property. Nothing beats spending a few minutes at. . .

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Trout Bum of the Week LXIII: Jason Gragen

The author on his way into the woods to visit one of myriad backcountry streams he fishes.
Photos courtesy Jason Gragen

Jason Gragen is an elementary school teacher from Vermont. When he’s not chasing brook trout, you’re likely to find him hiking, hunting for ruffed grouse and woodcock, ice fishing, . . .

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Trout Bum of the Week LXII: Kubie Brown

Since moving out West, Kubie has spent a lot of time chasing cutthroat trout in Montana and Wyoming.
Photos courtesy Kubie Brown

Kubie Brown is a Vermont native who used to man the fly-fishing desk at the Orvis flagship store in Manchester, but he has since moved to Montana to pursue his fly fishing dreams. He is. . .

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Video: Fly Fishing Vermont’s Longest River

It’s always fun to run into a good fly-fishing video shot right here in the Green Mountain State. Otter Creek is the longest river in Vermont, running some 112 miles from the western slopes. . .

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Video: Fall Brown Trout in Vermont

Ever fished in flipflops and a down jacket? Here’s a cool video from northern Vermont that captures the essence of fall in the Northeast. Emerson Jessup fishes the Lamoille River and. . .

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