Newbie, I am in the same boat.
Lots of Brookies (well, that IS what I target, but...) and a few warm waters...Small mouths/Crappies/Perch but still no Rainbows or Browns...
VT, sounds like you had a hell of a time! I was over by your home state, fishin the NH side of the CT river, check my report for the details...
Tight lines and sturdy knots,
"Tying flies to catch fish and fisherman alike!"