Fly Fishing at the Woodstock Inn & Resort

Orvis© Endorsed Fly-Fishing

Our Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Program allows guests from beginner to expert to cast in some of Central Vermont's most picturesque streams and lakes. Learn to flycast in our meadow, or head out to one of the local streams (the Barnard Brook and the Kedron Brook) which are located on our property. You can also choose to venture out into the big water for some of Vermont's best fishing. Some rivers are even accessible year-round, offering early and late season splendor. We also belong to the Meccawe Club (the oldest private fishing club in the country), with a well-stocked 11 acre private pond. At Mecawee, our Orvis endorsed guides will be available to give you tips as you cast from shore or in one of our Clacka-Craft drift boats.

Fly-Fishing in a boat

Places We Fish

We typically fish April to October, however there are year round options for lessons as well as certain guided trips (weather permitting).

  • Kedron Brook
  • Barnard Brook
  • Other Nearby Brooks & Streams
  • White River - Trips Available Year-Round
  • Black River - Trips Available Year-Round
  • Ottauquechee River
  • Mecawee Club - Stocked Pond
Fly Fishing Lesson

Instruction

Before we head out on excursions or begin a lesson we go over some of the basics of fly-fishing. We ensure everyone feels confident by including instruction of:

  • Explanation of freshwater fly-fishing gear
  • Fly casting techniques
  • Essential fly-fishing knots
  • Basic stream and pond entomology (science of insects)
  • Proper fly selection
  • How to read water and currents
  • How to play, land and safely release fish
Big catch Orvis Fly-Fishing

Lessons & Excursions

From beginners to seasoned anglers, we offer lessons and trips for everyone! Join our guides to create memorable experiences near classic Vermont covered bridges, in beautiful and clear streams and brooks, at the oldest private fishing club in the country, or create your own personalized adventure! 

All trips & lessons must be booked a minimum of 24 hours in advance.

Some trips & lessons may require the purchase of a Vermont fishing license

Call: 802-457-6609
Email: concierge@woodstockinn.com

Lesson Rates

Introduction to Fly-Fishing
2 Hours (up to 2 people) Per Person Add-On (MAX 6 people)
$165 $45

Recommended for the true beginner or someone who needs re-orientation to the sport. All equipment explained, plus casting instruction, fishing knots, and basic entomology (bugs) lessons included. Orvis equipment provided. No license required. Minimum age 12 years.  

Advanced Casting Techniques
Per Hour/ Per Person
$100

For those folks looking to advance their fly-fishing and fly casting skills. Learn and/or improve your double haul, improve accuracy and distance. Video analysis available. On the lawn or on the water. Use our Orvis equipment or bring your own. 

Excursion Rates

  Full Day (7 Hours)

Per Person Add-On Full Day

Half Day (4 Hours) Per Person Add-On Half Day
Small-Stream Brook Trout Fishing $375 (up to 2 people) $100 $299 (up to 2 people) $75
Guided Fly-Fishing $375 (up to 2 people) $100 $299 (up to 2 people) $75
Private Trout Club Fishing $385 (up to 2 people) Limited to 2 people $295 (up to 2 people) Limited to 2 people

 Explore the picturesque stream and river locations of Central Vermont with our experienced Orvis Endorsed Fly-Fishing Guides. Or join us at Meccawe for the Private Trout Club Experience to fish for rainbow, brown and brook trout from the shore or from one our ClackaCraft Guide Boats. Vermont fishing license is required for fishing everywhere besides Meccawe and can be purchased by clicking here. The full day day includes a boxed lunch provided by the Woodstock Inn & Resort. Minimum age is 12 years. Ages 12 through 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Some experience suggested. Bring your own equipment or use our Orvis gear. 

VT Covered Bridges Trout Tour
Full Day (7 Hours) Per Person Add-On
$345 $100

A truly unique Vermont fly-fishing adventure. Fish for brook, rainbow and brown trout under and around four separate historic Vermont covered bridges. Terrific fishing and photo ops. Orvis equipment available. Boxed lunch provided by the Woodstock Inn and Resort. Some experience suggested. Vermont fishing license is required and can be purchased by clicking here

Custom Fly-Fishing Excursion

Create the trip of a lifetime, just the way you want it! Weather you want to fish 3 days in a row, go out early morning or late evening, explore deep into the Green Mountain National Forest, or introduce your youngsters to this sport with our instruction while you fish, we are ready for it!  All of this & much more can be created by our experienced Orvis Endorsed Fly Fishing Guides. We want to work with you to create the fly-fishing experience you want! Vermont fishing license is required and can be purchased by clicking here. The full day day includes a boxed lunch provided by the Woodstock Inn & Resort. Ages 5 through 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Bring your own equipment or use our Orvis gear. Priced determined on your needs.

Fly-Fishing River Catch
Fly-Fishing Lesson
Orvis Fly-Fishing Gear

Equipment

Our all-inclusive trips really are just that. All you have to do is come with the clothing you need for fishing. Your guide will have a full stock of Orvis fly rods and reels, vests, waders, flies, lines, leaders, and tippets you will need. With all of that said, please feel free to bring your favorite rod and equipment. The guides are more than happy to accommodate.

For our lessons and excursions we recommend you to bring clothing for fishing & local weather (we recommend layers, a raincoat & lightweight gloves), a hat, polarized sunglasses (for protection during casting class and guided trips), insect repellent and sunscreen.