Recently published and available at Amazon: Wade Fly Fishing Northern Vermont is a comprehensive guide to the rivers and streams of the three principal watersheds of Northern Vermont: the Lamoille, Memphremagog and Missisquoi watersheds.
Northern Vermont is mountain country and home to all three species of trout. Unknown to many, Northern Vermont also has runs of landlocked Atlantic salmon and steelheads. The slower parts of the rivers and most lakes and ponds have an abundant population of bass and chain pickerel; some have northern pike and walleye. This guide book covers all of these and more. This book is unique however, in that it also guides fly fishers to a species that is widespread in Northern Vermont, but relatively rare in most parts of the world: the elusive, small-mountain-brook-dwelling, native brook trout. The Green Mountain State has a myriad of small mountain brooks teeming with healthy populations of native brook trout. This unique guide book will take you with the precision of a guided missile to every brook of Northern Vermont that has native brook trout and can be fly-fished.
In keeping with the ways of the “Wade Fly Fishing” series this is as precise a guide book as you can buy. The detailed maps will take you to every fly-fishable stretch of all the streams and ponds of Northern Vermont.
Also known as Wading Luc, Luc Desjarlais is a Canadian living in Sutton in the Province of Québec, a stone’s throw from the Vermont U.S. border. An early retiree and dedicated wade fly fisher, Wading Luc has spent the most part of the last 20 years roaming the streams of Northern Vermont and those of the Canadian Eastern Townships pursuing the usual suspects: salmon, trout and bass, but also the unusual pike, carp and others with the fly rod. When wintering in Florida you will likely find him in Mosquito Lagoon terrorizing red drum and spotted seatrout and in the St. Johns River pursuing American shad.
Wade Fly Fishing Northern Vermont is the third publication of the “Wade Fly Fishing” series by Luc Desjarlais. The editing of the fourth and last book Wade Fly Fishing the Eastern Townships of Québec West of Lake Memphremagog is underway. This last book will be published in both French and English.
The “Wade Fly Fishing” series of guide books covers two geographic areas that are 1,300 miles apart and seemingly have little in common. Look closer and you will find two wade fly-fishing paradises in surprisingly preserved natural settings. “Wade Fly Fishing” takes you fly-fishing prime waters year-round in paradise settings.
The two South books cover renowned areas in the East Central region of Florida. Wade Fly Fishing Mosquito Lagoon and North Indian River Lagoon (Florida) covers the two lagoons north of Titusville and south of New Smyrna Beach. Wade Fly Fishing the Upper St. Johns River Basin (Florida) for American Shad covers the St. Johns River from Sanford to Cocoa and the Econlockhatchee River from its mouth near Geneva to Oviedo.
The two North books cover Northern Vermont and Southern Québec, an underrated territory ranging from south and west of Lake Memphremagog to Lake Champlain. Wade Fly Fishing Northern Vermont covers the Clyde, Barton/Willoughby, Black, Missisquoi (in the United States) and Lamoille Rivers, from headwaters to mouth, and all their tributaries. Wade Fly Fishing the Eastern Townships of Québec West of Lake Memphremagog covers the North Yamaska, the South-East Yamaska and the Yamaska River proper to the Eastern Townships Autoroute, the entire North Missisquoi River, the section of the Missisquoi River proper situated in Canada, and the Aux Brochets River from the border to its mouth in the Missisquoi Bay of Lake Champlain, and all the tributaries of these rivers that are worthy of fly-fishing.