Fish are hungry and on the move!

Updated: Apr 4, 2019

So as the weather warms up, so does the Vermont fly fishing. Early season in Vermont can mean big browns on lengthy streamers if you know where to look, use the correct gear, and work the proper presentations needed to improve your chances.

For many, fishing an early season streamer is one of the most enjoyable ways to seek out big fish long before the appearance of any significant hatches. There's something about the anticipation of a perfectly placed cast, allowing for that ideal "tight to the bank" drift in anticipation of an aggressive line stripping take. And when it happens, "Hold On" because there's nothing like the feel of that initial hit on the swing of a streamer.

Similar to the eastern black bear, this is the time of year where the big Vermont browns begin working their way out from of their winter lies looking to claim their territory as they begin feasting on more abundant food sources. Now don't get me wrong, I am all about using whatever fishing technique turns you on, but for me, and many of our clients, this is the time of year to cover lots of water in search of those dominate browns, and nothing does a better job than swinging big streamers.

To learn more about early season fly presentations, or to book your Southern Vermont Fly Fishing Adventure, feel free to contact us at or call (802) 379-2005

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