Good People - Good Water - Good Fish
I had Vermont as my number one confidence to catch a trout during my Fly Fishing Road Trip Northeastern trip. It was the hardest. I fished five or six streams over six days without a fish. I did not stay long at any of them, which was part of the problem. I had researched the South Fork Roaring Branch, picking a spot not far from its source, the Green Mountain.
My wife gave me an hour and a half to fish. It was a 25-minute drive, so I had about 40 minutes to catch a Vermont trout; otherwise, the opportunity would be a loss for another trip far into the future.
My research this time was perfect, exactly what I thought the creek would look like; pocket fishing with pools between boulders, my kind of fishing. Finding the ideal spot did not take time, but getting around the stream was for a younger man. Finally, I found a way; wearing my neoprene socks and wader boots made me more agile. I was standing up to my knees in cold water, hiding behind a massive rock. Throwing my 3wt with a Caddis fly and a Green Copper John dropper around the rock, I landed small Wild Brook Trout.