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Vermont Fishing
Manchester Vermont Area Attractions Inn at Ormsby Hill B&B

The Battenkill and Mettawee Rivers have lured generations of both recreational and serious fishing enthusiasts to Vermont.

There are numerous lakes to venture to as well. We recommend Emerald Lake in East Dorset or Lake St. Catherine in Poultney for fishing, swimming, and picnicking. If you are going for a day trip we recommend having Al Ducci's pack you a picnic basket.

There isn't a better place to gear up for your expedition than Orvis, which can take credit for the advancement of fly fishing. Orvis is located just five minutes from the INN!

We can recommend guides that know those hard to find fishing spots or that can give you instruction to advance your fishing skills.

Chuck Kashner’s Guide Service

Wells, VT

pbasta“As a full time fishing guide, I feel that it's important to catch fish for my clients, all good guides do. However, my main objective is to have my customers become better fishermen. We are all students of the sport. The difference between good fishers and great fishers is attention to subtle details. I want all my clients to become great fishers, and for the great heritage of fishing to be passed on.”

Types of Fishing Available

  • Drive, walk and wade rivers and streams fly fishing for Trout
  • Boat fishing for Northern Pike, Bass, and Panfish
  • Casting both fly and spin in lakes for Bass, Northern Pike and Panfish
  • Spin Fishing
  • Ice Fishing

Tom Goodman

Former Senior Guide for Orvis Outfitters
Manchester Center

Season Ranges April through October.

Services Include:

  • All levels of instruction, Novice through Advanced, by appointment for your convenience.
  • Private or group lessons.
  • Fly fishing adventures in the Green Mountains, Catskills, and Adirondacks
  • We'll arrange your trip. A variety of accommodations are available from tent camping to first-class Inns that specialize in New England charm and hospitality.
  • Daily rate includes transportation, equipment (if necessary), instruction, river tour, picnic lunch, and beverages.

The Reel Angler

Manchester Center, Vermont

Reel Angler Fishing Guide ServiceThe Reel Angler shop is a full-service shop and outfitter located in beautiful southern Vermont by the famous Battenkill River. They offer quality fishing products that catch fish. With emphasis on made in the USA, they are stocked with fly, spinning, and conventional tackle in all price ranges for all four seasons.

Peter Basta Guide Service & Outfitter

Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Guide
Dorset, Vermont

May 1st - October 31st

Peter Basta Vermont Fishing Guide ServiceI offer a wade and float fly fishing guide service. Over the years, I have guided all ability levels of anglers, specializing in both the beginner and experienced fly fisher person. Equipment is available including Orvis fly rods, waders, leaders, and flies. Just starting out? Need to improve your skills?

I can help you with:

  • casting and line control
  • stream insects and fly selection
  • reading water and proper technique
  • safe wading, stream ethics and courtesy

Taconic Guide Service Ray Berumen-Owner/Licensed Guide

Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Guide
Manchester, Vermont

Vermont Taconic Guide ServiceTaconic Guide Service offers fly fishing and spin packages by wade, by boat on moving water, and by boat on still water (pending weather).

Packages include all rods, reels, tackle, waders, instruction, hydration (water), and photography services.

“My ability to teach professionally really pays off when instructing both advanced and beginners the art of fly fishing. I have been fishing for over 35 years now, and fly fishing for 25+. I pride myself on teaching the most effective methods in a short amount of time, my clients have an integrated learning experience while actively fishing.” -Ray Berumen

Orvis Fly Fishing School

Manchester, Vermont

Orvis Fly Fishing School VermontThe state-of-the-art school facility is located directly across the street from the Flagship Store in Manchester, Vermont where Orvis was founded over 150 years ago.

Located in the Green Mountains of Southern Vermont, this is not only a magnificent place to visit, but an historic and beautiful place to learn the graceful art of fly fishing.

The Orvis Flagship store and the American Museum of Fly Fishing are within a few yards of each other, truly the heart of American fly fishing.

You will not only learn from the best, but you will be treated to an experience in the most beautiful facility of its kind anywhere in the world, located at the birthplace of the oldest and most famous fly-fishing company in the world.

Services include:

  • Fly casting techniques
  • Essential fly fishing knots
  • How to choose your gear and tackle
  • Stream entomology (the science of insects)
  • Proper fly selection
  • How to read water and currents
  • How to play, land, and safely release fish

Take a look at the details of the fly-fishing school options, less than 3 miles from Ormsby Hill!

American Museum of Fly Fishing

Manchester Center, VT 802.362.3300

Part of Manchester’s unique history - learn the history and mystic of fly fishing.

The American Museum of Fly Fishing was established in 1968 in Manchester, Vermont, by a group of passionate and enthusiastic anglers who believed that the history of angling was an important part of American culture and tradition. The Museum was created to serve as an institution to research, preserve, and interpret the treasures of angling history.

Today, the museum serves as a repository for and conservator to the world’s largest collection of angling and angling-related items, numbering in the thousands. The collections and exhibits thoroughly document the evolution of fly fishing as a sport, art form, craft, and industry in the United States and abroad, dating as far back as the sixteenth century. Rods, reels, flies, tackle, art, photographs, manuscripts, and books form the Museum’s permanent collection.

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