Tip of the week 

Best bet is still nymphs and streamers.

Dead drift or slowly swing nymphs through feeding lanes and along current seams. Fish a dropper rig with a larger weighted fly and smaller Pheasant Tail, Zebra Midge or Egg Fly tied off bend of hook. Make sure to have enough weight to get your offering down and use a strike indicator to show delicate takes.

Big ugly streamers with lots of movement like Zonkers, Nutcrackers, Motto Minnows and other articulated flies down to size 4 or even 2. Focus on holding areas mid-pool and transition zones from deep to shallow and around structure where big trout wait in ambush. Make sure to get your streamer down by using enough weight on your leader or a sink tip or poly leader.

Seven-day forecast 

Temps in the 50s and down to upper 30s will keep the water temps on the low side. A little rain at the end pf the week won't help much either. It is April in Vermont ...

Must Have Flies 
Bead Head Prince Black #10-16 Buy from
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Orvis CJ Nymph Copper John #12-18 Buy from
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