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Monthly Archives: June 2019

Everyone has a list of favorite flies. These are the patterns that produce consistently, are easy to tie (if applicable) and usually can be fished a number of ways. Each angler’s list is unique. Here are five of my top picks: Hare’s Ear Nymph:┬áIt’s no wonder this fly has been a standby for so many generations. Simply by varying the color one can catch fish on this pattern just about any time…. Read More

The general consensus is that the 2019 fishing season on the Battenkill has been a bit spotty. Lots of precipitation in April and May made for difficult fishing conditions and the cooler than usual temperatures have thrown fish activity a little off kilter. The water levels and temps for the very end of May and early June were good with significant hatch activity in the afternoon into evening. Having said that, I… Read More