Fishing – Rainbow Run

Rainbow Trout Salmon Run – Northern VT Spring Fishing

Willoughby River Trout & Landlocked Salmon Jumpstart Vermont Fishing Season

VTfishing2The annual Vermont “Rainbow Run” is a seasonal “rite of spring”. The giant rainbow trout travel the cool waters to spawn and fishermen line the shore of the Willoughby River. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience worth seeing for yourself. Ask us about Vermont Fishing or share comments. To feature your business, contact us.

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A Vermont Rainbow Trout

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A Vermont Landlocked Salmon

It’s an annual fishing event that has been going on for centuries and probably longer. The Rainbow Trout and Salmon fight their way upstream, jumping the rapids of the Willoughby River to arrive at their destination – the deep cold waters of Lake Willoughby. This is called the Rainbow Run. Fishermen come from miles around to line the shores and wade in the waters of the Willoughby River in hopes of landing a hungry Rainbow Trout or Landlocked Salmon.  The fish battle the currents to make their way upstream to Lake Willoughby. This amazing natural event happens every spring and lasts from a few days to a few weeks.

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A Landlocked Salmon leaps tall boulders in a single bound!

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Fishermen line the banks and wade in the waters of the Willoughby River

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It’s an uphill climb for this fearless fish.

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  • The 64 pcs flies kit includes Mayfly dries, Streamers, Leeches, Wet Flies, Terrestrials, Miscellaneous dries, and Caddisfly dries in assorted sizes and (or) colors
  • Please refer to the pictures for the detailed fly patterns and sizes
  • The flies come loaded in a quality fly box with secure magnetic fastener for quick opening and closing
  • The flies included in this kit are the perfect tools for the job and are sure to get some attention, whether you’re targeting bass, panfish, trout, or steelhead
  • Does not kink the line
  • Float as much or more weight than the current leading brand.
  • Smooth surface developed to repel water and dirt, and create less drag while casting
  • Made with a Biodegradable additive that accelerates biodegradation with prolonged exposure in natural environments, not in normal use
  • Strike indicator top and bottom colors can be mixed or matched by anglers for optimal visibility
  • Water-resistant & Resilient:The water-resistant 1000D high-density nylon fabric of the Travel X fishing bag, not only keeps your gears dry while fishing, camping or hiking, but also can guarantee you safe travel and help protect your gear. The exquisite craftsmanship and firm stitching ensure a long life of use for the bag in your fishing arsenal
  • Innovative & Versatile Bag:The Travel X fishing tackle bag is a bag with many possibilities. With its zipped-design shoulder strap and extra waist strap, you can easily use the bag as backpack, chest bag, handbag, or sling bag. A perfect tackle bag to meet your different needs according to various outdoors scenarios
  • Comfortable and Ergonomic:The comfortable and breathable shoulder strap and back cushion of the Travel X can reduce the stress from the bag to your shoulders and back. The extra waist strap can prevent the bag from shaking while you’re walking or running, which can greatly reduce your fatigue and discomfort during a whole day’s use
  • Multiple Storage Compartments: The large size of Travel X outdoor storage bag can hold up to 3 3700 boxes, while the standard size is capable of 2 3600 boxes in the main compartment. Besides the main compartment, Travel X also has two external front pockets and a back pocket, which can be used to organize your small tackle like fishing lines, soft plastics or filming accessories for your trip
  • Multifunctional Tackle Bag: In addition to the compartments mentioned above, the Travel X fishing bag is also equipped with the side pocket, bottle pocket, bottom slot, and plenty of molle straps and D-rings, which can easily and safely hold your fishing rods, water bottle, keys, clothes, fishing pliers, fish lip gripper, etc
  • MODERATE ACTION: The 8-foot 3-piece fly fishing rod combo provides a moderate action, making it ideal for catching light and medium species from panfish to trout, walleye, bass and more
  • EXPERTLY CRAFTED MATERIALS: Durable 5/6 weight fiberglass rod blank construction that holds a 4-6 LT6F line weight and comes with a comfortable EVA rod handle that provides all-day comfort and a sure-grip
  • DURABLE & LIGHTWEIGHT: This size 5/6 single action fly fishing reel with rim control comes fully loaded and pre-spooled with 6 weight floating premium fly line, backing and leader. The reel has a line capacity of 30-yards LT6F, and backing capacity of 50/20 yds/lbs. It features a durable aluminum frame, lightweight aluminum spool, a metal clicker with an on/off control and push-button release
  • 6-PIECE TACKLE KIT: This custom fly tackle assortment includes 6 pieces of fly tackle, and also comes with a getting started booklet so all fly fishing enthusiasts can learn how to cast, tie knots, and care for your equipment
  • TRUSTED: Since 1949, Zebco has been inviting people to explore the outdoors. Zebco products are warranted for a period of (1) year from date of original retail purchase against defects in workmanship and/or materials
  • 【Effective Flies】-30/50/60/100/168 pieces flies cover greatest flies of all time.Such as Wolly Bugger,Popper,Bumble,Peackcock Nymph,Whether you are a starter or just want to up your game,the chance of catching fish is big.
  • 【Target Fish】For Catching Trout,Grayling and Salmon,Steelhead,Pike,Carp.
  • 【Waterproof Fly Box】The box measures 13.6*8.6*3.6cm(5.2 x 3.5 x 1.4 inch), Oranising your flies in top condition,easy to carry variety of flies for days of fishing.
  • 【Hook Size】All Hand tied flies range from #6 to #18. The size of hooks and flies gets bigger as the hook gets smaller.
  • 【Greatest Gift】Great fly fishing gift sets for fishermen.
  • Case included
  • SLIVER XL is a popular timesless desgin for those with a larger head size. The revoluntionary technology helps with vision for specific sport activities.
  • Polarized lens blocks blinding glare and reduces eye fatigue for comfortable vision
  • Durable and scratch-resistant TAC polarized lens with UV400 protection
  • Stylish square frame design suitable for men and women
  • Ideal for fishing, driving, running, golf and outdoor activities
  • Plastic frame with plastic polarized lens blocks 100% UVA/UVB rays
  • Case included
  • Flak Beta offers interchangeable design that offers benefits of a performane eyewear. This offers an innovated and a range of technology for an active person with a range of activities.
  • 4-ply nylon upper
  • Splash-proof zippered chest pocket
  • Adjustable wading belt with quick-release locking buckle
  • Attached gravel guards with integral lace hooks
  • Adjustable Y-back suspenders with quick-release locking buckles
  • FELT or CLEATED – available with felt or cleated soles to match your fishing environment and provide traction on wet rocks, gravel, mud and debris
  • WATER DRAINING – durable, lightweight mesh and PVC upper with enhanced toe and heel caps provide protection and comfort for a full day of fishing
  • COMFORT – polyurethane midsole provides cushioned comfort, wide wading last adds support and stability, padded ankle collar for a comfortable fit, speed laces for fast and secure fit feature locking lace clip
  • DESIGNED FOR YOU, CREATED FOR THE OUTDOORS - our focus is on providing better performance, technology, features and affordability for our customers
  • SINCE 1996 - frogg toggs has endeavored to provide the world’s best rainwear, waders, cooling products, footwear and accessories at the best possible prices
  • 4-ply nylon upper
  • Splash-proof zippered chest pocket
  • Adjustable wading belt with quick-release locking buckle
  • Attached gravel guards with integral lace hooks
  • Adjustable Y-back suspenders with quick-release locking buckles
  • WATERPROOF – Fully Seam Taped Jacket and Pant Rain Suit designed with FROGG TOGG’S Exclusive Polypropylene nonwoven fabric blend, with a DRIPORE GEN 2 middle layer for Waterproof, Wind-Resistant and breathability all day comfort
  • JACKET FEATURES – Adjustable and removable hood, full length parka fits over pants to avoid run off transfer, front zip and Snap down storm flap, elastic cuffs to keep elements out and raglan sleeves for freedom of movement
  • PANTS FEATURES – Pull on adjustable elastic waist, adjustable leg openings, 4-panel cut straight leg design
  • DURABILITY – The perfect rain suit for hiking, biking, ATV, hunting, fishing, or any outdoor activity where waterproof breathability is a must
  • LIGHTWEIGHT and FLEXIBLE – Unique Polypropylene nonwoven fabric provides a quiet and supple waterproof jacket and pant at an incredible value
  • WATERPROOF – Made with frogg toggs breathable, non-woven fabric that is waterproof, wind resistant and extremely lightweight. Perfect for light use when reliable waterproof protection is necessary. ASTM F1695 protection and blood penetration rated
  • RAIN SUIT – Jacket and Pant included. The unique Polypropylene material provides an excellent, affordable, and reliable rain wear option
  • FEATURES – Jacket features and adjustable hood with cord locks, full front zipper with storm flap and elastic cuffs. Pant features and elastic waist, straight leg design and stuff sack that fit s both pant and jacket
  • USES – The Ultra Lite2 Rainsuit compresses easily and is perfect for backpackers, stadium seats, sports sidelines, golf bags, emergency kits or anywhere a lightweight rain suit is needed. The Ultra Lite is not designed for rugged use, wondering through brambles or areas where sharp objects could tear. For these uses we recommend you look at other frogg toggs Rain Suits for rugged use
  • SINCE 1996 - frogg toggs has endeavored to provide the world’s best rainwear, waders, cooling products, footwear and accessories at the best possible prices
  • WATERPROOF – Made with frogg toggs breathable, non-woven fabric that is waterproof, wind resistant and extremely lightweight. Perfect for light use when reliable waterproof protection is necessary. ASTM F1695 protection and blood penetration rated
  • RAIN SUIT – Jacket and Pant included. The unique Polypropylene material provides an excellent, affordable, and reliable rain wear option
  • FEATURES – Jacket features and adjustable hood with cord locks, full front zipper with storm flap and elastic cuffs. Pant features and elastic waist, straight leg design and stuff sack that fit s both pant and jacket
  • USES – The Ultra Lite2 Rainsuit compresses easily and is perfect for backpackers, stadium seats, sports sidelines, golf bags, emergency kits or anywhere a lightweight rain suit is needed. The Ultra Lite is not designed for rugged use, wandering through brambles or areas where sharp objects could tear. For these uses we recommend you look at other frogg toggs Rain Suits for rugged use
  • SINCE 1996 - frogg toggs has endeavored to provide the world’s best rainwear, waders, cooling products, footwear and accessories at the best possible prices
  • WATERPROOF – Fully Seam Taped Jacket and Pant Rain Suit designed with FROGG TOGG’S Exclusive Polypropylene nonwoven fabric blend, with a DRIPORE GEN 2 middle layer for Waterproof, Wind-Resistant and breathability all day comfort
  • JACKET FEATURES – Adjustable and removable hood, full length parka fits over pants to avoid run off transfer, front zip and Snap down storm flap, elastic cuffs to keep elements out and raglan sleeves for freedom of movement
  • PANTS FEATURES – Pull on adjustable elastic waist, adjustable leg openings, 4-panel cut straight leg pocket free design
  • ACTION READY – The perfect rain suit for hiking, biking, ATV, sports spectating, or any outdoor activity where waterproof breathability is a must. Unique Polypropylene nonwoven fabric provides a lightweight, truly waterproof jacket at an incredible value
  • SINCE 1996 frogg toggs has endeavored to provide the world’s best rainwear, waders, cooling products, footwear, and accessories at the best possible prices
  • 【Long Duration】This cooling vest with 6 pockets which is inslulated,2pockets on the chest,the other 4pockets on the back,generally lasting 6 to 8 hours to cool down
  • 【One Size Fits XS to 5XL】This cooling vest is widely adjustable,it can fit XS to 5XL by adjusting the straps at the shoulders and sides
  • 【Highly Durable】You can use the included ice pack or you can change to your own ice pack. and it’s machine washable
  • 【Applicable scene】Summer outdoor leisure,sports or work,very effective cooling equipment
  • 【Best service】 We guarantee our item’s quality, please feel free to contact us if you have any questions
  • UPF 50+ UV / Ultraviolet protection shirt, shield your skin from harmful sun rays
  • Breathable, lightweight & soft fabric makes these sun shirts performence better for hot days
  • Moisture wicking & dry quickly, no extra clothing needed cause this sun hoodie will keep you dry and comfortbale the whole day
  • Stylish sun protection shirt, the long sleeve sun shirt with a hoodie helps protect your neck from sun burn, while the thumb hole fix the sleeves better and provide more sun protection
  • Comfortable Fit: not too tight fitted, the sun shirt is perfect for fishing, boating, jogging, running, hiking and other outdoor athletic sports all day
  • Material: Polyester, premium pique jersey fabric for comfy and soft feeling
  • Style: Classic polo shirts with 3-button placket and spread collar, a loop under the buttons suitable for hanging sunglasses or microphone, dual pen pockets on left sleeve for your convenience
  • Quick Dry: This men's short sleeve polo shirt features sweat-wicking material that pulls moisture away from the body to keep you cool and dry
  • Comfortable: underarm patch design reduces chafing, with slit hem and short sleeve allows this shirt for a wide range of motion
  • Ideal For: Daily wear, work wear, camping, climbing, hiking, mountaineering, travelling, walking, fishing
  • 【UPF 50+ Polyester Baselayer】Ultra-Soft and Quick Dry fabric provide extreme comfort with very lightweight without restriction, This is a popular gift for men you can choose on Father's Day, Valentine's Day, or Christmas.
  • 【UV Protection】50+ UPF rating provides excellent protection against ultraviolet rays, It can protect your skin away from UVA, UVB rays with safer and cooler on outdoor sports.
  • 【Moisture Wicking】Breathable, Lightweight, Quick-Drying fabric actively wicks moisture away from the skin, keeping you dry, cool and comfy in running, fishing, workout.
  • 【Ergonomic Comfortable Design】This hiking shirt has a tag-free collar and flat-lock seams to reduce chafing and increase comfort, Raglan sleeves provide a full range of motion for both arms, making you free in the sports.
  • 【Designed for All Outdoor Sports】Our summer long sleeve shirts is great for a day of fishing, sailing, swimming, hiking, traveling, boating, climbing, walking, bike riding, skating, jogging, running, workout and any other of your favorite active sports.
  • Adjustable suspension system – adjustable shoulder and waist straps, allows custom fit
  • Lightweight material, dries faster and breathes better
  • Padded air mesh shoulder straps provide the ultimate in comfort and breathability
  • 18 total pockets (including 14 zippered pockets with smooth conceal zippers) with specific design functions for everything from fly boxes to thermometers
  • D-ring on the back to attach a fishing net, strobe holder loop for use in low light conditions, rod holder loops, knife lash tab, and a variety of attachment loops allow you to carry all your gear.

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