As a husband and wife team we hope to provide you with a memorable and educational fly fishing experience in Vermont, truly America's secret home to dry fly fishing for trout. We are located in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont and from our home in the Woodbury/Calais Lakes Region we fly fish streams, rivers and ponds throughout the state. Our home waters are the Winooski and Lamoille River watersheds.

I began fishing in my youth in Northern Massachusetts. I was blessed to have been 'taken under wing' by many local old time fishers. During that time I was fortunate to frequent the many brook trout streams and ponds in Massachusett, New Hampshire, Vermont and central Maine. Moving to Pennsylvania as a young adult I started bass fishing and that quickly led to fly fishing for trout. I learned to fly fish on the West Branch of the Delaware where my passion soon included the storied limestone streams of Central Pa, where annual pilgrimages continue to this day. In the mid 80's the Great Lakes tributaries called and I have been fishing the annual migrations of salmon and steelhead since. In 1998 I returned to New England to pursue my dream of fishing guide and re-established my ties with the land.

Over the years I have been and remain active in local fishing clubs and T.U. chapters. From stream improvement coordinator to stockings, tree plantings and waters quality testing I remain dedicated to the health and preservation of our waters.

Karen, also a lifetime fisher, began in Illinois and northward into Wisconsin and Canada. Moving to California she began her fly fishing days in pursuit of the native rainbow trout and the American shad on the Sacramento River. On the headwaters of the Trinity River and Hat Creek in Northern California, she quickly developed into a skilled fly fisher. Also as an active member of the local F.F.F. chapter, Karen has received casting instruction from Joan Wulff and is an accomplished fly tier. Today, the wild rainbows she releases here in Vermont are the descendants of those native 'bo's from her years in California.

George Clifford
N.Y. State Guide License #3408

Members of:

Vermont Outdoor Guide Association

New Haven River Anglers Association

Trout Unlimited Mad/Dog Chapter

Federation of Fly Fishers

Hardwick Area Chamber of Commerce

Lamoille River Anglers Association 

 

 

 


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