Saturday, July 16, 2011

Battenkill River - Manchester VT

          On Friday my dad and I drove up to Manchester to the Orvis store on our way to Rutland to visit my grandparents for two weeks. We stopped and fished the Batenkill on our way from 5o'clock until about 7:30 pm. The fishing was said to be slow with the heat and lowish water. I found it to be very productive, using euro nymphing techniques, and fishing caddis larva and pupa I did pretty well. One tip if you are ever fishing water you don't know; always fish caddis larva because they are in basically every stream. I also got a really, really nice brown, it measured 17 inches. The most productive fly was a peeking caddis jig. If you get a chance or are in the area check out the Orvis retail store and ponds and fish the Battenkill, its a great river full of wild browns and brookies.

One of the massive rainbows at the Orvis casting pond.
The first brown I caught. I got 6 the whole time.
I was stoked when I got this pig in!
Another good shot of him.
Most of the fish i caught were this size.
Long Line nymphing...
I lost a 14 incher right after this little gem...would have been a nice end to the day.
We had a friend near the end of the day! Cool sight.


  1. Nice post! Looks like fun, shoot me an IM on skype later...

  2. Looks like you had a pretty good time. Nice pics, great post!