The classical trout river. One of America's most beautiful
trout streams. Wild Brown and Brook trout challenge even
the most skilled angler. Hatches are prolific and complex.
Its excellent water quality and varied habitat make this
river a great producer of trophy browns that are the brood
stock sustaining a good population of smaller fish. The
brookies are easier to fool, while the browns require a
bit more effort and knowledge.
The Mettowee River
This is mainly a small, quick freestone creek. Unstocked
since 1970, it holds a good population of wild rainbow and
wild brown trout. Easy to wade, with good hatches all season
long, this is a great classroom for the beginning fly fisher.
Both the Battenkill and Mettowee flow through the Taconic
Mts. The marble and limestone in the region produce water
of very high quality for self sustaining populations of
wild trout and the insects that they feed on. If you have
never experienced fly fishing with dry flies for wild trout,
we can greatly improve your success and save you time learning
the rivers' secrets.