***This event will be rescheduled at a later date*** at the Stowe Free Library from 7pm to 8pm in welcoming authors Peter Shea and Bob Shannon.
Fishing season starts April 11th in 2020! Are you ready? Your flies tied? Your river picked? Join the Friends of the Stowe Free Library on Thursday, March 19, 2020 to talk with local authors Peter Shea and Bob Shannon about their new guidebook "Vermont Trout Streams - A Fly Angler's Guide to the Best" at the Stowe Free Library. Their new guidebook, for all levels, is a complete guide to the geography and strategies of fly fishing the streams and rivers of Vermont. They will talk with us about mountain highland brooks, home to small native brookies, to meadow-cut rivers with deep holes that hold lunker brown trout.

FREE Fishing Day - Saturday, June 13, 2020. A day when anyone, resident or non-resident, can go fishing statewide without a fishing license!

Bob Shannon is the owner of the Fly Rod Shop in Stowe, Vermont, and a professional fly-fishing guide for over 30 years. His travels have taken him to New York, Canada, Montana, and the Caribbean. As an adjunct professor at Northern Vermont University, he has taught students about fly fishing for over 25 years. A member of the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Board for 11 years, as well as a board member of Lake Champlain International, Bob was a contributor to Fifty Best Places: Fly Fishing the Northeast (Mallard, editor). Featured in many television fishing programs and radio shows, he has also been a celebrity speaker throughout the United States.

Peter Shea, angling geographer, cartographer, and Vermont researcher has fished in Vermont since childhood, and has previously authored eight books on Vermont trout fishing. These include the very first edition of Vermont Trout Streams, in 1985, as well as his writing and illustrating of these recently published titles: The New Atlas of Vermont Trout Ponds (2018), Collateral Trout (2017), Vermont's Trophy Trout Waters (2016), Long Trail Trout (2015), and, Vermont Trout Ponds (2014). He was both editor and co-author of Access America: An Atlas and Guide to the National Parks for Visitors with Disabilities, which was selected as a "Best Reference" by the American Library Association.