Video: Autumn in Vermont

We post a lot of videos from exotic destinations around the country and the world, but it’s always great to see something local. Here’s a sweet little edit from videographer Connor Winton, who followed a couple of friends on a day of fishing right here in the 802. The vibe of the video captures the. . .

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Photos: A College Fly-Fishing Club Discovers the Fall Run

Written by: Brian Vargo


The author displays the kind of smile that comes from landing a big landlocked salmon.
All photos courtesy St. Michael’s College Fly Fishing Club

After a long dry spell, the Saint Michael’s College Fly Fishing Club finally got into some gorgeous fish.  Just to think, we almost went to a different spot. It all started with an email to. . .

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Photos: A Western Angler Discovers East Coast Brookies

Written by: Phoebe Bean


The colors on these wild, native brook trout are amazing.
Photo by Phoebe Bean

Fishing in Vermont has taken some time to get used to. Having grown up in the west, I am accustomed to big rivers and not having to worry too much about my back casts. Although navigating the small mountain streams in the East is a much different experience, it’s. . .

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Photos: The “20 Days in September” Project


This beauty came from a swimming hole that had been full of people all day long.
Photos by Phil Monahan

Although meteorological summer doesn’t end for another three weeks, Labor Day is usually considered the end of the season. The kids are back at school, summer hours at work are over, and the nights are growing increasingly. . .

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Photos: A Great Father-Son Day on Otter Creek

Written by: Jim Lendway


Orvis’s Jim Lendway is all smiles after landing this beauty from Otter Creek.
All photos courtesy Jim Lendway

A recent Sunday on Vermont’s Otter Creek with my son Joe was very wet and equally as unforgettable. The 20-plus-inch brown put up a great fight, coming out of the water twice and nearly putting me into my. . .

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Photo of the Day: A Late Season Brown Trout to Remember

Written by: Brian Burkholder


Doug Robidoux shows off his late-season White River brown trout, which fell for a Soft Hackle.
Photo by Brian Burkholder

[Editor’s note: We love it when readers send in their photos and the stories behind them. We dig it just a little more when the fish is from our own backyard.]

I’ve been prodding my buddy, Doug Robidoux, to submit this photo of the brown trout he caught recently, and he’s finally. . .

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Photo Essay: Writers’ Retreat at Orvis and in the Catskills


Some of the biggest names in the fly-fishing press—of both the online and “dead tree” variety—get ready
to tour the Orvis Rod Shop in manchester, Vermont. How many can you name?
All photos by Brian O’Keefe

Last week, Orvis hosted a large group of fly-fishing writers, editors, and photographers for a few days of meetings and a tour of the Rod Shop, followed by a trip to the Catskills to wet a line. One of the great things about this business is. . .

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