The Fly Rod Shop
The Fly Rod Shop in Stowe, Vermont offers fly fishing’s best products and gear, as well as Vermont’s premier fly fishing guide service. The Fly Rod Shop offers half and full day Fly Fishing Instructional tours year-round (ice fishing in winter). Their experienced guides will take you and your family or friends out for four or eight hours of private fly fishing. Call for more information, or to book a spot for one of these tours. Free fly fishing clinics are also offered at the shop.
Visit our store! The Fly Rod Shop proudly stocks some of the best fly fishing gear made. Waders from Simms, Rods from Companies like Winston, Sage, St. Croix and Douglas. We also have a extensive fly tying department which is always expanding along with a killer fly department. Fly Fishing not your thing? Check out our awesome Spin Department as well!
- Free Fly Casting Clinics
- Instructional Fly Fishing Tours
- Family Gone Fishing
- Fall foliage scenic boat charters
- Lake charters
- Ice fishing tours
Free Casting Clinics (May-September)
Want to give fly fishing a try, but not sure where to start? In these free, hour and a half fly casting clinics we will go through the basics. From fly patterns and the real bugs to casting a fly rod we’ll cover it! All gear is provided-please note, there’s no actual fishing involved. This is an instructional class! Wednesday afternoons from 4:00pm-5:30pm and Saturday mornings from 9:00am-10:30am. Advance registration is required and can be done by calling the store at (802)-253-7346. ***12 Year Old Age Minimum***
Instructional Fly Fishing Tours
Our most popular program here at The Fly Rod Shop is our instructional fly fishing tours. This program will start off here at the shop where you will be fitted for boots and waders if you don’t already have them, and beginners will have a short casting lesson on our trout pond to learn both the roll cast and false cast. One of our experienced guides will then take you to one of our many fishing spots where you will learn the techniques as you fish! Your guide will show you how and where to make the perfect cast, how to mend the line, how to get a great drift, and most importantly, where to find the fish!
- Cost: $225.00 – 1 Person, $340.00 – 2 People, $390.00 – 3 People, $440.00 – 4 People
Family Gone Fishing (June – October)
Join us for a fishing trip the whole family will love! This 3 hour fishing program will teach children and adults the basics of fishing while catching a variety of panfish, warm water and cold water species of fish!
- Dates: June 10 – Labor Day, tours run daily by reservation only
- Times: Call for times
- Cost: $200 for up to 4 people, $49 for each additional above 4. (4 person minimum)
Our latest new addition to our guiding fleet is our AlumaCraft Trophy 205 fishing machine! Our fully equipped fishing vessel is ideal for fly fishing, spin casting, or trolling away your morning, afternoon , or evening.
- Dates: Daily
- Times: 4 hour trip, call to schedule
- Cost: 1-3 people $375 / 4 people $425
Fall Foliage Boat Tours (September 17 – October 19)
If you’re looking for a unique fall foliage experience, this is the trip for you. One of our guides will motor you along the beautiful, serene Waterbury Reservoir. The Fall Foliage Scenic Boat charters have a lot to offer. The Waterbury Reservoir is settled between two mountain ranges offering extraordinary fall foliage views.
- Dates: tours run daily, September 17 – October 19
- Times: 11 a.m – 12 p.m., 1 – 2 p.m., 3 – 4 p.m.
- Cost: 2ppl-$100, 3ppl-$150, 4ppl-$200, 5ppl-$250, 6 ppl-$300