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: Battenkill?

09-25-2002, 12:21 PM
Anyone fished the Battenkill recently? Know anyone who guides the river and/or have any suggestions?

Heading to the Manchester area for the first time this weekend.

09-25-2002, 06:33 PM
One of the toughest rivers in the east. Picky trout that have been fished over hard. It can be very frustrating. You'll need fine tippets, long leaders and flawless casts. I fished it hard one week a couple of years ago with little success. I'm a pretty good caster but The fish in the streatches below Manchester are tough. I got some help at a major flyfishing retailer there and approached it with pretty good info.
BTW- they have a tent sale on now and have some great deals on Reddington reels and other goodies.