Low and slow is the name of the game through the winter. Use beadhead and tungsten head nymphs and streamers and dead drift along bottom. Egg patterns are worth a shot too.
Fishing will probably be slow but you can get out on a nice sunny winter day instead of sitting at home staring at the calender.
The Battenkill is now closed as of 10/31. The river will reopen on 4/12/2014.
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