Goodman began fly fishing for trout in Big Indian, NY at
age six. He learned his craft on the Esopus River, considered
by many to be the Birthplace of American Fly Fishing.
Tom received instruction from several masters of the angler's
art that resided in the Catskill's trout mecca during the
1950s. A graduate of the University of Vermont, with a degree
in Biology and 15 years of experience as a trout guide throughout
the state, Tom settled in Manchester, Vermont where he has
devoted himself to studying the Battenkill, Mettowee and
several other prime trout rivers in this region since 1984.
Formerly the senior guide for
The Orvis Outfitters in Vermont, with several years experience
as a biology teacher, most recently at the prestigious
Stratton Mountain School, few trout guides are as qualified
to teach the art and science of fly fishing as Tom Goodman.
Each excursion to the river is an adventure, packed with
learning and most of all Fun. Tom has averaged 900 hours
on the water per year for the last decade. In the off
season he is a full-time professional ski instructor with
25 years of experience in Vermont, Colorado and Switzerland.
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