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Peter Basta Guide Service & Outfitter, VT

Challenge the Battenkill and other area streams in southern Vermont and nearby eastern New York. I offer walk and wade fishing trips 4-, 6-, or 8 hours in length. I specialize in on-stream instruction with all equipment provided. In addition, I offer seasonal opportunities to fish for steelhead in Michigan and the eastern Lake Ontario region of New York.
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4 of 4(100%)customers would recommend this to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Peter Basta Guide Service & Outfitter, VT
Review 1 for Peter Basta Guide Service & Outfitter, VT
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Excellent guiding!,
July 8, 2013
By: BostonFisher
from Manchester, VT, USA
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"I've gone with Peter twice this summer and he's been fantastic. I've got a little bit of experience so he was good to build on that; he is quite good at teaching, both casting and fishing techniques, but he also is a wealth of knowledge on the local terrain and ecosystem.
My wife and I went out with Peter last weekend and he was great and very patient. My wife has a little less enthusiasm and experience with fishing and she loved it too!"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 2 for Peter Basta Guide Service & Outfitter, VT
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The total fishing package,
June 6, 2013
By: Peterfromnj
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"Wow!!!! Another great time with Peter Basta.... Three days of fishing, fun, laughs and learning..... The learning is subtle to the point and never negative always a positive reinforced point that helps you grow. As we all know any day of fishing can be slow, but with Peter a slow day is never a bad day. conversation never lags, scenery is always beautiful and river side meals are top flight. I have fished with guides whose only care was moving beads just working on numbers not teaching and interacting . Peters commitment has even gotten my wife in waders put her on fish and taught her that fly fishing is not just a sport about catching fish ....it is a complete package of conservation,entertainment , enjoyment and of course respect for our prey . These are just a few words written by someone who admits he can't write but wanted to share kind words about a guide who has become a friend .... Thank you to any one who took the time to read this"
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 3 for Peter Basta Guide Service & Outfitter, VT
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No Fish but Very Happy,
May 15, 2013
By: Anonymous
from North Hero, VT, USA
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"I am a rookie and asked Pete Basta to introduce me to the Battenkill River. The day (weather) was pretty awful -- cold, windy just after a huge change in temperatures. Pete warned me about the possibility of no fish. "No problem" was my reaction, "let's learn stuff." Pete spent the next 4.5 hours filling me with tons of skills, information, tips, suggestions, and general knowledge. I couldn't have been happier with the day. He was right, no fish. But I came away with skills and knowledge plus an high appreciation for Pete's professionalism and skills as a guide. Thanks Pete."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes
Review 4 for Peter Basta Guide Service & Outfitter, VT
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The Best!,
September 5, 2012
By: Fish14
from Manchester, VT, USA
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"I just started to fly fish this summer in June after attending the Orvis school. I hired Peter Basta to help me further my knowledge of fishing and to have him show me more places to fish in my area. He exceeded my expectations in all ways. He met me on time and has been very professional. He has taught me many different ways to fish and the results have proven themselves. He is VERY knowledgeable about the local waters around the Vt. And NY area. I fish most days and catch trout almost every time out. I will continue to hire him so I can continue to learn more all the time about this sport."
Would you recommend this experience or trip to a friend? Yes