Deerfield River Fishing Report 8/9/18

Daily thunder storms have kept the rivers high and inaccessible to the wade fisher accept for the Swift River. Hoppers have been doing really well on this river. Some of the areas smaller rivers and the Westfield will fish well by the weekend if we don’t get any downpours. It looks like we may be good weather wise for the next few days but then back to humid and rainy for next week. We are starting to book up for fall so give us a call if you would like to book a trip.

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Ayl’s Magnum Hoppers 12, 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, 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!