An Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Guide in Saratoga Springs, New York.
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April 1-July 4: We will mostly be targeting trout. The best dry-fly fishing of the season usually starts in May and lasts through early June.
July 4-Sept. 15: It's bass season! While there are opportunities to target trout, I prefer to target river small mouth bass.
Sept. 15-Oct. 15: As the fall sets in and the mercury drops, we get back to trout fishing. There can be some great action as the waters start to rise back up from their low summer volume and high temperatures.
Trout, small mouth bass, carp
Located in Saratoga Springs, we fish the southern Adirondacks to the Green Mountains of Vermont. The rivers are mostly small to mid-sized, with the Battenkill being our most famous.
In April, it is not uncommon to have snow on the ground still. It's best to be prepared for cool temperatures with an extra layer or two and a rain jacket. Waders are definitely needed.
By the time late May arrives the weather here starts to get great. Often times mornings near 50 and highs near 70 F. An extra fleece for the morning is usually all you'll need. You'll still want waders.
By mid July, we usually put the waders away until fall. If you've been here during track season, you know how great the weather is. Refreshing mornings and often pleasant daily highs, it's pretty rare that we go above 90 degrees or below 72 degrees this time of year.
Rates start from: $250 You can find all pricing information at: www.savageanglers.com
What is Provided:
All rods, flies, terminal tackle, waders (upon request), drinks, snacks, streamside lunch on full day floats, pick-up and drop-off within Saratoga Springs. I also provide photos and video when requested, so you can leave your phone behind if you want and really get away from things.
Wet wading shoes, these can be wading boots with neoprene socks, a pair of closed-toed sandals, or an old pair of sneakers.
A pair of sunglasses, amber polarized is best.
Clothes and a hat to keep the sun off of you. I prefer lightweight, quick-drying long sleeves, long pant. Sunscreen works, too.
I prefer you use my rods, but if you insist on using your own, anything from a 3 wt. for small dry flies to a 7 wt. for large streamers can be of use. A 6 wt. will be your best overall choice.
What to Bring:
Any and all medications.
An optional extra change of clothes in case you happen to get wet. These can be left in the vehicle.
Q: What size groups can you accommodate?
A: Given the availability of qualified associates; I can currently accommodate groups of four.
Q: Can I bring my dog?
A: Sure! There's plenty of room in the boat if it is well- behaved. Typically, if two people want to fish from the boat though, I don't recommend it. However, if you're fishing solo and you don't mind my fantastically-behaved dog coming along, you'll go home with a few extra flies.
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