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  • 2013 Brown Trout
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    Vermont Trout Bum Fly Fishing Guide Matt Stedina holding an early season brown trout caught on a tributary of the White River.

  • 2013 Boats

    White water rafts with fly fishing frames are an ideal way to see and fish these rivers

  • 2013 Wild Brown
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April to Mid-May

Brown TroutIn the springtime when the streams and rivers are full and rich with opportunity, we generally tend to fish the smaller waters. This is a great time for all you nymph-O's (people that like to nymph fish) to get involved. This is also a great time to let us brush up your skills or broaden your horizons. We do have some decent dry fly fishing during this time, and occasionally better than expected. The warm afternoons of spring often yield moderate hatches of hendricksons and pockets heavy with fiddlehead ferns and wild leeks.

Mid-May to July 1st

We have some great fishing in this period. Nymphing in the early mornings is the best bet for catching fish, but hatches of Caddis flies, and Mayflies in the afternoon are abundant and provide many opportunities to catch some trout on the dry fly. Experts, inquire about some of our big water opportunities.

July 1st thru Summer

As water temperatures creep upwards so do we, off to some of the East Coast's finest free stone mountain streams, where short casts with dry flies to anxious wild trout provides a lot of action. Obviously, this is a great time for beginners but this time of year can be enjoyed by all levels (some walking required).

Late Summer to Early Fall

Rainbow TroutAs the water temperatures come back down, great fishing is statewide once again. Yes, we do guide on the Battenkill from Manchester to the NY State border. Quite often this time of year, this river is the best test for your abilities. For the beginner, the Kill can offer a lifetime of knowledge as you see blanket hatches of tricos and BWO's and the many fish that eat them. This is a great place to just stand back, relax, watch and learn. For the intermediate through expert, this can be the true test. Catching a Battenkill brown may be the hardest thing you'll ever do. You can make this as technical as you like: long leaders, long casts, tiny flies, etc. Let us help!


You probably already know Vermont has some of the world's most striking foliage. This time of year the fish are striking as well! Some hefty fish can be caught eating flies all day. This means breakfast in bed and early happy hour without missing the hatch.


My, name is Matt Stedina,owner of Stedina LLC and Vttroutbum.com. Welcome to my guide service web site. Here you will find information on fishing and hunting with me here in New England.

This guide service has been in operation since 1996 ,and much has changed in those 11 years. I am happy to report ,all for the better. Here is a breakdown of the season and its opportunity's to hunt and fish with me.

Thank you for stopping by.


02 January 2018

Welcome to 2018!

Happy New Year from the VT Trout Bum team. Be sure to check out our updated photo gallery and rates. We look forward to seeing you this Spring!

24 August 2012

New Website

Welcome to our new website. There are tons of photos to check out in the gallery, also information and links on all your favorite fishing spots.