Deerfield River Fishing Report 8/2/18

The Deerfield River is pretty blown out from all the rain. The Swift River is fishing very good and they are feeding on big flies along with wide range of others They have been going on the feed and then shutting down for a bit but if you have patience and persistence you’ll be rewarded. The rain and cloudy days have brought a lot of rivers water temps back down to the low to mid 60’s. This is a good time to revisit some smaller rivers and thin blue lines until the levels come down.

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Ayl’s Magnum Hoppers 12, Stimulators 8-12, PMX 8-12, Sufurs 14-18, White Cahills/Cream Usuals/White Wulffs 12-16,  Adams 10-16, Tan/Olive Caddis 16-18, BWO 16-18,  Hare’s Ear Soft Hackle 12-18, 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, Copper Johns 12-16, Pink/Orange Hot Spot Nymphs 12-16, Rainbow Warriors 14-18, Olive/Black Woolly Buggers 6-10, Pink/Red Squirmies 12.

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!