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!