Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Guide in Manchester, Vermont

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Ray Berumen

Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Guide


Phone icon802-688-4304 Phone icon802-688-3934 Email iconvtangler@live.com Link icontaconicguideservice.com
Manchester, VT

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The Story

Ray Berumen has over 25 years' experience in both spin and fly fishing. Originally from Pueblo, Colorado he has lived in Manchester, Vermont for over 14 years and has worked as an Engineering Manager for both Orvis in Vermont and British Fly Reels Ltd. in Cornwall, England.

Ray is a Red Cross-certified First Responder trained in both CPR/AED, and is a Vermont and New York State Licensed Guide.

He has floated the Battenkill in his Hyde driftboat in both Vermont and New York for the past 14 years, and has spent several years saltwater fishing Cape Cod and the islands. One of his favorite freshwater pastimes is steelhead fishing on the Salmon River in upstate New York.

Frequently Asked Questions


Closest airport is Albany, New York, approximately 75 minutes from Manchester, Vermont. Upstate New York’s closest is airport is Syracuse, New York, approx. 40 minutes to Pulaski. Fees do not include a valid fishing license, which is available through the website.

What Should Customers Bring?

Sunscreen and rain jacket, with layered clothing preferred in colder temps. Wool gloves with a cutoff index and thumb finger is ideal for colder conditions.

Sample of Typical Itinerary

Driftboat trips are guaranteed a minimum of 6 hours on the water. Early morning and late evening trips are best for fishing conditions. Food, beverage, and refreshment are available at the Wayside Country store in West Arlington, Vermont (a 3-minute drive from the Norman Rockwell house and covered bridge) offering a full deli.

Species You Fish for by Season

Fishing in southern Vermont and New York are primarily for brown and brook trout, catch and release only. Early winter trip to Upstate New York is for salmon, steelhead, and brown trout.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great day on the river! Ray's partner Emily was simply amazing. She was patient with my husband and I, who are both beginners, and we had a fantastic Autumn day on the water. It could not have been a better day!
Date published: 2020-10-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ray was absolutely fantastic. My brother and I had fly fished a few times before and wanted to sharpen up / get some local tips ahead of a month long stay in the area. Ray was absolutely fantastic on our day-long wading trip and ensured the perfect combo of technical work + fun. He also kindly pointed out several off the beaten path spots to explore over our trip. Ray's expert guiding combined with previous engineering work at Orvis + time spent teaching in a classroom made for an awesome informative and fun day. Couldn't recommend more.
Date published: 2020-09-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing time and made our trip Ray was the perfect guide for our 4 hour wading trip, we went on the Hoosik and he gave us all the perfect coaching to be able to land some great trout. He was incredibly patient and had us laughing the whole trip and skillfully managed the different experience levels across our group so everyone got into fish and had fun doing so.
Date published: 2020-09-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic day of fishing with John Rogers Three of us spent a morning Fly-fishing with John Rogers from Taconic Guide Service. We were all first timers. He taught us the basics, took us out and we all caught trout. It was a great morning. John is a natural teacher. He is easy-going, patient, knowledgeable and professional. I highly recommend him and the Taconic Guide Service and will definitely book them again.
Date published: 2020-08-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Look no further This dude personifies professionalism and mastery of his trade. Combine this mastery with an impeccable teaching ability and a jovial/affable nature, and that’s who you will be spending the day with. totally worth it! It took him little to no time for him to Improve my technical skills. Any boy did it pay off, in Rainbows and Browns baby!
Date published: 2020-07-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Granddaughter had a great time My seven year old granddaughter and I went fishing with John Rogers, and she caught this 4 1/2 lb 19 inch Rainbow Trout. John was really great with her. He explained everything, told her how to jig the line, reel a bit, how to bring it in, let her hold the net in the water to resuscitate the trout, and then showed her how to let it go.
Date published: 2020-06-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Big brown trout My wife and I had a super fun day fishing with Ray! He's as much fun to hang out with as he is to fish with.
Date published: 2019-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Day Fishing in Vermont I am here from California on work and was able to meet up with a friend for a day of fishing near Manchester. We fished with John from Ray's shop and we had a fantastic time. the fishing was slow but the conversation and time on the water was excellent. John managed to get both of us into a couple of really nice fish. John knew the water intimately and took his time with us getting us in position for the best opportunity. I highly recommend John.
Date published: 2019-09-29
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