Read what others have to say of their time on the water!

‘I am lucky enough to have written a few books about travels and flyfishing in the USA, Patagonia, Iceland, Russia and all over Europe.  Along the way I have encountered many different types of guide and cast for some pretty big trout.  But every year I look forward to my 2 days with Chuck in Vermont.  Indeed, no sooner I have I left Manchester than I am arranging next years’ return trip 11 months ahead.  Fishing with Chuck cuts to the essentials.  No need here for the latest technology, super fast action rod that throws a hyper tight loop dozens of yards for some ego-boosting sized rainbow.  No, here he lends me his seven foot two-weight, perfect.  A lot of the fish in Patagonia, Montana or Iceland would eat an average Battenkill  brookie for breakfast, but who cares?  What prettier jewel of a fish could you hope to catch, and they are far from easy.  Chuck knows the rivers intimately, and can always find you a good spot come drought or flood.  He has all the technical stuff off pat, and enough flies to re-stock Orvis.  And above all, and I do a lot of work for fish conservation in Europe, he has the right attitude and is fun to fish with.  He even manages to maintain his sense of humour and calm when I finally hook a big Battenkill brown and then lose it.   Great stuff.’
Adrian Latimer, Paris France/London UK


I have been fishing all over the states with many different guides but I can honestly say that Chuck is the best teacher and patient guide I have had the pleasure to encounter. He understands your skill level and adapts accordingly. Your experience fishing and learning about local streams is paramount in his preparation. He doesn't ask you to do something in which you are incapable and does his best to teach proper techniques. Most importantly, unlike many guides his sole attention is on his clients.
Howard Ebmeier
Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
University of Kansas

"Fishing with Chuck is a great experience!  My 17 year-old son and I spent a couple really enjoyable days lake fishing - caught a lot of fish, and many different species, learned a whole lot and, most importantly, we had a LOT of fun and laughs.  Chuck is focused on making each day a good day, through careful planning and focusing on every aspect of the trip.  I can't wait to fish with him again and highly recommend Chuck to anyone looking to catch fish and have fun."

Marc Thompson, Winchester, MA


"Chuck is the type of guide most people dream of: on time, courteous, constantly attentive to your fishing. He gave freely of his great selection of flies, changed tippets when needed & most of all, his enthusiasm never dimmed in spite of poor weather & difficult fishing."

- Paul Bazzoni, Tiverton RI

"Chuck is knowledgeable, helpful and very enthusiastic. He certainly is a fine representation of Orvis quality. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anglers of any ability including my wife."

- John LaManna, Northboro MA.

"One of the most pleasant days of fishing I have experienced. The guide, Chuck Kashner, was outstanding. He did everything except cast and fish himself. I will return to fish with him again."

- Gordon Danoff, Arnold MD.

"What a pleasure to spend a day fishing with Chuck! He is patient, knowledgeable, a good listener, teacher,and guide all wrapped into one. I have fished with many guides; Chuck is simply the best. I always learn something new every time I fish with him"

- Pat Dempsey, Needham MA

"I have fished the Manchester area with Chuck several times; with my daughter, some with a friend, a couple times solo and soon with my brother. I have fished with many guides and none compare with Chuck. My partner and I call him Heron, because of his patience and efficiency in putting us into fish."

- Barry Mirakian, Stowe VT

"I had a great time, the fishing was good, the scenery was spectacular and the food was excellent. I had little "fly fishing" experience, but Chuck made me feel very comfortable.
I highly recommend Chuck's guide service and hope to return.

- Joe Murphy, Lexington KY

"I fished solo with Chuck in June 95 and in 96. I returned in September 96 with my brother.
Chuck explained that with two of us I would not experience the one on one treatment I had in the past, especially since my brother had never fly-fished. Well, I don't know how he did it, (maybe a twin brother) but I received the same great treatment. I'm going back!

- Robert McGowen, Clarksburg NJ

"This was my third time "fly fishing"- Chuck introduced me to the sport last year. I thought I was being a good sport trying it out with my husband for a few hours before I went shopping…But now I'm hooked! I had such a good time I didn't even miss shopping. Chuck took care of everything, he knows the flies, and he knows the spots…Trout live in beautiful places.

- Sally Dempsey, Needham MA

"Chuck is a very patient and enthusiastic person. He really went all out to give us a fine trip, it turned out to be a great trip! Orvis is very lucky to have a guide representing them of this caliber. I highly recommend his guide service.

- Harry Cistalano, Scituate MA

"I can't imagine anyone doing better than Chuck…equipment, instruction, planning, knowledge of the area and wildlife. He was amazing. Chuck does not fish so that he can focus on the client. I would recommend him to anyone and have returned several times with my wife."

- Antony Foster, Framingham MA




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