River Reports

Swift River Fishing Report 11/7/18

Most of our rivers have been blown out from all the rain. Luckily the Swift is fishable and is currently at 140cfs due to the overflow. Small BWO 26-30, Orange/Olive Soft Hackles 16-20 and Eggs have been the flies of choice but don’t hesitate to give them a bigger offering. The fish seemed to be concentrated from the dam down to the pipe but you can find fish in lesser numbers further down.

Olive/Black Woolly Buggers 6-10, Heisenbergs 6, Olive/Black/ Natural Sculpins 4-6, Hare’s Ear Soft Hackle 12-18, Olive Quill Nymph 14-18, Chart/Tan Mops 10-12, Pheasant Tail and Olive wet flies 12-16, Pheasant Tail Nymphs 12-18, Natural/Olive Caddis Nymphs 10-16, Black/Brown/Golden Stones 8-12, Sexy Walt 12-16, Copper Johns 12-16, Pink/Orange Hot Spot Nymphs 12-16, Rainbow Warriors 14-18,  Pink/Red/Green Squirmies 12, BWO 16-18, Caddis 12-16

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:www.h2oline.com/default.aspx?pg=si&op=255126. 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!

Deerfield River Fishing Report 11/2/18

Tomorrow 11/3 10am-12pm we start our Saturday open fly tying sessions. It may be a good day to tie with the 1″ + rainfall they are predicting tonight. Fishing has been good and we’ve had a good week of wadeable flows. Lets hope they return soon. The Swift will be your best option for this weekend.

Small to medium streamers and nymphs have been the fish getters. Vary your retrieves and presentations on your streamers. Adjust your depth when nymphing. This doesn’t always have to be deeper. Try decreasing your depth at times. Fish have been up towards the surface when normally we would think to go deeper.

Olive/Black Woolly Buggers 6-10, Heisenbergs 6, Olive/Black/ Natural Sculpins 4-6, Hare’s Ear Soft Hackle 12-18, Olive Quill Nymph 14-18, Chart/Tan Mops 10-12, Pheasant Tail and Olive wet flies 12-16, Pheasant Tail Nymphs 12-18, Natural/Olive Caddis Nymphs 10-16, Black/Brown/Golden Stones 8-12, Sexy Walt 12-16, Copper Johns 12-16, Pink/Orange Hot Spot Nymphs 12-16, Rainbow Warriors 14-18,  Pink/Red/Green Squirmies 12, BWO 16-18, Caddis 12-16

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:www.h2oline.com/default.aspx?pg=si&op=255126. 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!

Deerfield River Fishing Report 10/24/18

The fishing has heated up this week. The stockers have had their fun but now the residents have gotten hungry. Woolly Buggers and mop flies have been the top producers. Few fish rising to BWO 20-22 under the right conditions.

The Deerfield has been getting down to some reasonable wading levels. The Westfield is at a great level and the Millers is getting down to a manageable level. Sound like we could be in store for some heavy rain Saturday. Let’s see what happens!

We have availability in November for float trips and wade trips. Give me a call or shoot me an email if you’d like to book a day.

Olive/Black Woolly Buggers 6-10, Heisenbergs 6, Olive/Black/ Natural Sculpins 4-6, Hare’s Ear Soft Hackle 12-18, Olive Quill Nymph 14-18, Chart/Tan Mops 10-12, Pheasant Tail and Olive wet flies 12-16, Pheasant Tail Nymphs 12-18, Natural/Olive Caddis Nymphs 10-16, Black/Brown/Golden Stones 8-12, Sexy Walt 12-16, Copper Johns 12-16, Pink/Orange Hot Spot Nymphs 12-16, Rainbow Warriors 14-18,  Pink/Red/Green Squirmies 12, BWO 16-18, Caddis 12-16

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:www.h2oline.com/default.aspx?pg=si&op=255126. 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!

Deerfield River Fishing Report 10/19/18

The rivers have been fishing good and it looks like a good stretch of weather the upcoming week. The Deerfield will see some lower flows tomorrow 10/20. Check the link down below. The Westfield is at a good level and the Millers is on the way down but still a little to high. Buggers have been producing good. Vary your retrieve. Start with some swings then a couple strips and a pause. Give them different presentations to see what they like.

Olive/Black Woolly Buggers 6-10, Heisenbergs 6, Olive/Black/ Natural Sculpins 4-6, Hare’s Ear Soft Hackle 12-18, Olive Quill Nymph 14-18, Chart/Tan Mops 10-12, Pheasant Tail and Olive wet flies 12-16, Pheasant Tail Nymphs 12-18, Natural/Olive Caddis Nymphs 10-16, Black/Brown/Golden Stones 8-12, Sexy Walt 12-16, Copper Johns 12-16, Pink/Orange Hot Spot Nymphs 12-16, Rainbow Warriors 14-18,  Pink/Red/Green Squirmies 12, BWO 16-18, Caddis 12-16

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:www.h2oline.com/default.aspx?pg=si&op=255126. 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!

Deerfield River Fishing Report 10/12/18

Thursday’s rain has brought water levels back up. The catch and release areas of the Deerfield are fishing good and there are some spots accessible on foot. The lower river is too high to safely navigate. The Millers and Westfield will need some time to come back down. The Swift is fishable as always. All of the rivers have received a Fall stocking.

Heisenberg Baby Bow 6, Olive/Black Woolly Buggers 6-10, Olive/Black/ Natural Sculpins 4-6, Hare’s Ear Soft Hackle 12-18, Olive Quill Nymph 14-18, Chart/Tan Mops 10-12, Pheasant Tail and Olive wet flies 12-16, Pheasant Tail Nymphs 12-18, Natural/Olive Caddis Nymphs 10-16, Black/Brown/Golden Stones 8-12, Sexy Walt 12-16, Copper Johns 12-16, Pink/Orange Hot Spot Nymphs 12-16, Rainbow Warriors 14-18,  Pink/Red/Green Squirmies 12, BWO 16-18, October Caddis 10-12, Hopper/Dropper, Ayl’s Magnum Hoppers 12, Cinamon/Black Flying Ants 12-18, Chernobyls 8-12, Stimulators 8-12, PMX 8-12, Sulfurs 14-18, White Cahills/Cream/Olive Usuals/White Wulffs 12-16,

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:www.h2oline.com/default.aspx?pg=si&op=255126. 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!

Deerfield River Fishing Report 10/5/18

The Deerfield has been fishing good. Water temp is 59 degrees and the fish are hungry. The Westfield is on its way down and should be good to fish at the end of the weekend or early next week. The Millers will take a couple weeks to get down to 500cfs.

I have an opening for a float or wade trip this Sunday 10/7!!!!! Give me a call.

Heisenberg Baby Bow 6, Olive/Black Woolly Buggers 6-10, Olive/Black/ Natural Sculpins 4-6, Hare’s Ear Soft Hackle 12-18, Olive Quill Nymph 14-18, Chart/Tan Mops 10-12, Pheasant Tail and Olive wet flies 12-16, Pheasant Tail Nymphs 12-18, Natural/Olive Caddis Nymphs 10-16, Black/Brown/Golden Stones 8-12, Sexy Walt 12-16, Copper Johns 12-16, Pink/Orange Hot Spot Nymphs 12-16, Rainbow Warriors 14-18,  Pink/Red/Green Squirmies 12, Adams 10-16, BWO 16-18, October Caddis 10-12, Hopper/Dropper, Ayl’s Magnum Hoppers 12, Cinamon/Black Flying Ants 12-18, Chernobyls 8-12, Stimulators 8-12, PMX 8-12, Sulfurs 14-18, White Cahills/Cream/Olive Usuals/White Wulffs 12-16,

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:www.h2oline.com/default.aspx?pg=si&op=255126. 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!

Deerfield River Fishing Report 9/28/18

Fish the small streams until the larger rivers come down. The wild fish are active and there’s plenty of water pushing them into the softer areas. Small buggers, bucktail streamers or wet flies work well.

Heisenberg Baby Bow 6, Adams 10-16, BWO 16-18, October Caddis 10-12, Hopper/Dropper, Ayl’s Magnum Hoppers 12, Cinamon/Black Flying Ants 12-18, Chernobyls 8-12, Stimulators 8-12, PMX 8-12, Sulfurs 14-18, White Cahills/Cream/Olive Usuals/White Wulffs 12-16,    Hare’s Ear Soft Hackle 12-18, Olive Quill Nymph 14-18, Pheasant Tail and Olive wet flies 12-16, Pheasant Tail Nymphs 12-18, Natural/Olive Caddis Nymphs 10-16, Black/Brown/Golden Stones 8-12, Sexy Walt 12-16, Copper Johns 12-16, Pink/Orange Hot Spot Nymphs 12-16, Rainbow Warriors 14-18, Olive/Black Woolly Buggers 6-10, Pink/Red/Green Squirmies 12.

We are currently having a sale on select rods, waders and boots. Stop on in and check out the amazing savings!

We are getting booked up for September and October. Give us a call if you’d like to book your float trip, wade trip or lesson 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:www.h2oline.com/default.aspx?pg=si&op=255126. 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!

Deerfield River Fishing Report 9/21/18

The streamer bite was good this morning 9/21. The river is dirty and they were releasing 900cfs out of the Fife Brook Dam. The fish were on the edges close to shore and in the slower water seams. Stop by for some Heisenberg Baby Bows sz4. Although I did use a sink tip line towards the end a floating line worked just fine. Stick to the C&R areas. There is still a lot of water coming into the river from the tribs increasing the water flow as you head down river. The Westfield is at a fishable level and the Swift is fishing good. It will be a while for the Millers to get back down. Smaller rivers are good to fish right now as well.

Heisenberg Baby Bow 4, Adams 10-16, BWO 16-18, October Caddis 10-12, Hopper/Dropper, Ayl’s Magnum Hoppers 12, Cinamon/Black Flying Ants 12-18, Chernobyls 8-12, Stimulators 8-12, PMX 8-12, Sulfurs 14-18, White Cahills/Cream/Olive Usuals/White Wulffs 12-16,    Hare’s Ear Soft Hackle 12-18, Olive Quill Nymph 14-18, Pheasant Tail and Olive wet flies 12-16, Pheasant Tail Nymphs 12-18, Natural/Olive Caddis Nymphs 10-16, Black/Brown/Golden Stones 8-12, Sexy Walt 12-16, Copper Johns 12-16, Pink/Orange Hot Spot Nymphs 12-16, Rainbow Warriors 14-18, Olive/Black Woolly Buggers 6-10, Pink/Red/Green Squirmies 12.

We are currently having a sale on select rods, waders and boots. Stop on in and check out the amazing savings!

We are getting booked up for September and October. Give us a call if you’d like to book your float trip, wade trip or lesson 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:www.h2oline.com/default.aspx?pg=si&op=255126. 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!

Deerfield River Fishing Report 9/14/18

They are running minimum flows out of the Fife Brook Dam. Check the water release schedule here http://www.h2oline.com/default.aspx?pg=si&op=255123 

The lower part of the river has been running high and brown below Shelburne. The Millers went way up from the rain this week and will need some time to get back down. The Westfield looks like it’s at a good level. The Swift is fishing good.

Adams 10-16, BWO 16-18, October Caddis 10-12, Hopper/Dropper, Ayl’s Magnum Hoppers 12, Cinamon/Black Flying Ants 12-18, Chernobyls 8-12, Stimulators 8-12, PMX 8-12, Sulfurs 14-18, White Cahills/Cream/Olive Usuals/White Wulffs 12-16,    Hare’s Ear Soft Hackle 12-18, Olive Quill Nymph 14-18, Pheasant Tail and Olive wet flies 12-16, Pheasant Tail Nymphs 12-18, Natural/Olive Caddis Nymphs 10-16, Black/Brown/Golden Stones 8-12, Sexy Walt 12-16, Copper Johns 12-16, Pink/Orange Hot Spot Nymphs 12-16, Rainbow Warriors 14-18, Olive/Black Woolly Buggers 6-10, Pink/Red/Green Squirmies 12.

We are currently having a sale on select rods, waders and boots. Stop on in and check out the amazing savings!

We are getting booked up for September and October. Give us a call if you’d like to book your float trip, wade trip or lesson 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:www.h2oline.com/default.aspx?pg=si&op=255126. 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!

Deerfield River Fishing Report 9/7/18

Conditions have been good at times and fishing has been slow at times. We’ve had anoher hot week bringing water temps back up and slowing things down a bit. I’ve had the chance to bring clients to the Millers and the smallies have kept them active. A few browns have been mixed in. I would expect the Millers and Westfield to start to get better with the weekend of cooler temps and rain forecasted for Monday. Stay tuned.

Hopper/Dropper, Ayl’s Magnum Hoppers 12, Cinamon/Black Flying Ants 12-18, Stimulators 8-12, PMX 8-12, Sulfurs 14-18, White Cahills/Cream/Olive Usuals/White Wulffs 12-16,  Adams 10-16, Tan/Olive Caddis 16-18, BWO 16-18,  Hare’s Ear Soft Hackle 12-18, Olive Quill Nymph 14-18, Pheasant Tail and Olive wet flies 12-16, Pheasant Tail Nymphs 12-18, Natural/Olive Caddis Nymphs 10-16, Black/Brown/Golden Stones 8-12, Sexy Walt 12-16, Copper Johns 12-16, Pink/Orange Hot Spot Nymphs 12-16, Rainbow Warriors 14-18, Olive/Black Woolly Buggers 6-10, Pink/Red/Green Squirmies 12.

We are currently having a sale on select rods, waders and boots. Stop on in and check out the amazing savings!

We are getting booked up for September and October. Give us a call if you’d like to book your float trip, wade trip or lesson 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:www.h2oline.com/default.aspx?pg=si&op=255126. 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!