The Battenkill Angler Manchester Center, Vermont 802-379-1444
Guided Tours

The Battenkill Angler makes it possible to learn the art and science of fly fishing in the classical tradition of by-gone eras. Personalized programs are tailored to fit the needs of students. From the beginning fly fisher who needs to learn the basics of the sport in a fun, demystified progression, to the seasoned angler looking to learn new waters without wasting precious time trying to locate Hot Spots, we customize each day to your individual needs and goals.

The Battenkill Angler's focus is on teaching the techniques, strategies and tactics for taking trout, as well as the secrets of some of New England's finest trout rivers. Tom has an almost fanatical devotion to the study of taking trout on artificial flies. With an academic background in Biology, specifically Stream Ecology and Entomology, Tom helps you experience the science of angling for trout, and really puts you in touch with the pulse of our rivers.

Fly fishing for trout is an ancient craft, a blend of art and science that offers many options to the student. Many guests are interested in fly fishing as a multi-faceted, year-round hobby that includes fly tying and rod building. Some anglers are just looking for a restful afternoon in pristine natural settings of Green Mountains and crystal waters. The Battenkill Angler can help you achieve your angling goals, whether in the classroom or on one of our rivers.