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Fall Outdoor Fishing Adventures at Smugglers' Notch

Join us for a Fly Fishing Stream Tour!

Smugglers' offers a Family Fishing trip as well as a Fly Fishing Stream Tour for refining your fly casting and nymphing techniques, streamer and wet fly methods, dry-fly presentation, and fly selection. The tour includes a certified guide and all equipment.

Family Gone Fishing
All ages
Available daily by reservation

If you are looking for a fun SPIN fishing excursion for the whole family then you will love our Family Gone Fishing Program. On this 3 hour fishing adventure our experienced guides will take you to our “Secret Fishin’ Hole”. Once we are at the secret spot it is a small walk along the river to get to our fishing location. On the walk out there is a good chance of seeing White-tailed Deer, Moose, and even the local Bald Eagle! Before the fishing begins the guide will spend time going over the basics of spin fishing such as parts of the hook and rod, the equipment and bait being used, and how to stay safe while fishing. Then each person will be given their own rod provided by The Fly Rod Shop and everyone will spread out along the riverbank and start fishing! The fish that could be caught include: Small-mouth Bass, Yellow Perch, Pumpkinseeds, Brown Bullhead and Rainbow Trout. Our guides will be there with you every step of the way to teach you what exactly needs to be done in order to catch fish.

A Vermont Fishing license is required for ages 15 & older, and may be purchased separately at The Fly Rod Shop or online prior to trip. $200 for up to 4 people. $49.00 per each additional person. Space is limited; advance registration required, so call 802-253-7346 now to reserve your spot! This is NOT a fly fishing program.

Fly Fishing Stream Tour
Available daily by reservation
Our most popular program here at The Fly Rod Shop is our instructional fly fishing tours. This program will start off here at the shop where you will be fitted for boots and waders if you don’t already have them, and beginners will have a short casting lesson on our trout pond to learn both the roll cast and false cast. One of our experienced guides will then take you to one of our many fishing spots where you will learn the techniques as you fish! Your guide will show you how and where to make the perfect cast, how to mend the line, how to get a great drift, and most importantly, where to find the fish!
You will also be shown the different types of aquatic insects that can be found in the river and how to choose a fly that best matches what the fish want to eat. Depending on the fishing location you could possibly catch Rainbow Trout, Brook Trout, Brown Trout, and Small-mouth Bass. All of the gear will be provided by The Fly Rod Shop unless you wish to bring your own. These trips are available in both half days (4hrs) and full days (8hrs). Whether you are just learning how to fly fish or you are simply looking for a local to show you some great spots, sign up for an instructional trip today!

A Vermont Fishing license is required for ages 15 & older, and may be purchased separately at The Fly Rod Shop or online prior to trip. Ages 8 & older. Half day prices - $225 for 1 Person, 340.00 for 2, $390.00 for 3 and $440.00 for 4. Full-day prices - $355 for 1 Person, 440.00 for 2, $510.00 for 3 and $560.00 for 4. Larger groups can be accommodated. Advanced registration required, limited space available. Tours can be booked by calling the Fly Rod Shop at 802-253-7346. Under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Smugglers' fall Fishing programs require advance sign-up and are offered, weather permitting, from September 7 - October 12, 2020
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