Woolly Buggers 6-12, Sculpin Bunny 4, Headbangers 4, Pheasant Tail and Caddis Nymphs 12-18, Stonefly Nymphs 8-12, Frenchies 12-16, Rainbow Warriors 14-18, Squirmies Pink and Red, Midges 24-26.
The water has been high below Fife 1800cfs. The last couple days it has dropped to 1200-1600cfs. Target the seams where there is some calmer water on an inside bank. They’re may be a low flow release happening on Saturday 3/17. Check waterline here.
March is about quality not quantity and we’ve been getting quality fish on float trips. Mostly browns in the 18-21 inch range. They have been hittin buggers pretty aggressively.
We have availability for float trips, wade trips and lessons for 2018. Call to reserve your day on the water with us.
The water levels on the Deerfield River are constantly changing due to the many dams throughout. If you are looking to wade waste deep to stalk rising trout then the 130cfs water flows in the catch and release areas is the ideal flow. If you are willing to adapt and throw on a nymph or streamer then you’ll be effective during the water releases of 800-1,000. The lower river (below #2 Buckland Dam) the river widens out a bit and normally does not drop below 300cfs. Good dry fly conditions would be between 300-500cfs. If you are willing to adapt and fish nymphs and streamers then you can be effective at higher water levels. For the catch and release area you can check the water flows here: http://www.h2oline.com/default.aspx?pg=si&op=255123. For below the #2 Buckland Dam check the water flow here: https://waterdata.usgs.gov/ma/nwis/uv/?site_no=01171500&PARAmeter_cd=00065,00060. Always be prepared and paying attention for rising water flow. They are subject to change always. Always check the flows before you go out and while you are out if possible!