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Old 04-29-2009, 04:30 PM
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I just moved from Denmarkto Burlington, Vermont to study. I am looking for some information on where to go fishing in the area or even better, somebody who wants to go fishing.

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First thing I would do is talk to the folks at this fly shop:
Schirmers Fly Shop - Fly Fishing South Burlington, Vermont - Fly Fishing in Vermont Schirmer's Fly Shop - South Burlington
He might also carry a few books on local fishing, ask what he has.

You might also ask them if there is a local Trout Unlimited Chapter in the area. If so I would highly recommend joining.

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Hi Larry,

I will do that. By the way what is a Trout Unlimited Chapter?

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Default Re: Fishing around Burlington, Vermont

Hey thomdals, welcome to the forum... and welcome to the USA.

Larry gave you great advice in contacting a local fly shop, and joining a TU chapter.

Trout Unlimited is a US non-profit org that protects streams and trout habitat, but is also heavily oriented to fly fishing. Local chapters are spread across the US and have monthly meetings that are pretty informative on techniques, tactics for local streams, and where to go info. Most chapters have group trips to local water, casting clinics, beginning fly tying classes etc, and it's a great way to meet some new fishing friends, and get the lay of the land in a new area. Here's a link for search:

Council/Chapter Search | Trout Unlimited - Conserving coldwater fisheries

The university may also have a student fly fishing club, so you should check with the Student Activities Center. You'll likely run into other students that fly fish too even if they don't have an organized club-- especially if you drag your rod out for some practice casting on the lawn.

As far as trout streams in the area, some of the more popular ones near Burlington are Otter Creek, Lewis Creek (it also gets a run of steelhead from Lake Champlain) and the Winooski. Here's a link with some area streams and updated reports.
River report for Vermont fly fishing sites

There are also a lot of other streams like the Battenkill, Mettawee, White in VT, and streams in NY state like the Ausable and other streams in the Adirondacks that would be excellent to explore, but are a bit further away.

Good luck, and let us know how you're doing. You should have some great fishing in VT.

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I would recommend a guided fly fishing trip from Stream and Brook. Their web address is streamandbrook.com. The Winooski river and its tributary's are great fisheries. Vermont fish and Wild stock "trophy" trout that range in size from 15 to 20 inches in the Winooski. The trophy trout section is in Waterbury and Duxbury. The Lamoille river is also a great fishery. The Lamoille rivers trophy trout section is in Fairfax, bellow Fairfax Falls.
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