Chuck's Bio


Meet Chuck Kashner


FISHING GUIDE, commercial fly tyer, and committed "fishaholic", for Chuck fishing is a way of life.
Second generations fly tyer; he has tied flies commercially for over 20 years. In 1982, Chuck started his guiding career in Iliamna, Alaska
as an assistant river guide with "Wild Country River Guides". After which he continued guiding in Vermont part-time. From 1993 to 2004, Chuck guided fulltime as an Orvis Endorsed Fly Fishing Guide in the Battenkill region.

Today, he operates as an outfitting guide service catering to fly, spin, and icefishing anglers. He has fished in: Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and most of New England. On a average year, Chuck is
on the water about 200 days guiding or fishing himself. As a life long resident of Vermont,currently he resides near the Mettowee in Poultney, Vermont.
Other interests:cooking,upland hunting with pointing dogs, calling turkeys,chasing deer, ice fishing and spending time with his 2 children: McKayla & Nick.

Chuck has appeared in the following publications:

Sports Afield, May 1983, "Alaska Float" by Jerome Robinson

Vermont Outdoors, April 1998, "Early season fly fishing tactics" by Bill Cairns

Vermont Outdoors, June 1999, "Fly box selection- Kashner Zug Bug" by Dan Noyes

Vermont Outdoors, May 2000, "Fly box selection- Invaria Compradun" by Dan Noyes

Guide Flies, 2003, by David Klausmeyer

Go To Flies, by Tony Lolli

Vermont Magazine July/August 2012

Northeast Edition Eastern Fly Fishing Magazine Summer 2012

Fly Tyer Magazine Winter 2014

Tying Heritage Featherwing Streamers by Sharon Wright 2015




"You can give a man a fish and you'll feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, you will feed him for a lifetime"

As a full time fishing guide, I feel that it's important to catch fish for my clients, all good guides do. However, my main objective is to have my customers become better fishermen. We are all students of the sport. The difference between good fishers and great fishers is attention to subtle details. I want all my clients to become great fishers, and for the great heritage of fishing to be passed on.
-Chuck Kashner


1973 Yellowstone River, Chuck & Cutthroat Trout

1979 Clyde River Newport, VT. Chuck & Landlocked Salmon

1997 Cape Cod Bay. Chuck and Striped Bass



Call Now



Copyright 2003, Chuck Kashner Guide Services.
Site created by: Trekkengruven Studios