Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Guide in Manchester, Vermont

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Ray Berumen

Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Guide


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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.

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