Guide Services & Instruction

We practice safe handling and catch and release methods for all lessons, wade trips and float trips.

Lessons and guided trips on the Deerfield, Westfield, Millers, Swift and other surrounding rivers.

Mike Didonna, owner of Deerfield Fly Shop is happy to take you out for a lesson, wade trip or float trip. Mike started fly fishing at the age of 10 but his passion for the sport really took off in 2008. Since then it has been difficult for him not to eat breathe and think fly fishing 24/7. He is enthusiastic about teaching and guiding both new and experienced anglers.

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Fly Fishing 101

Have you always, or just recently had an interest in fly fishing? Let us help you take the mystery and intimidation out of it. We offer an on the water basic fly fishing course. This is a 3 hour class that will introduce you to the sport of fly fishing and will cover basic equipment used for fly fishing, basic knot tying, overhead casting, roll casting, fly selection and how to read water. Anglers 14 and under must be accompanied by an adult. We encourage you to use your own rod but we can provide rods and waders if needed.

One Person $125.00   Two People $250.00

$50.00 Each Additional Person Up to Four People

Larger groups available upon request

 Float Trips

Sit back and enjoy a float trip down the scenic Deerfield River or one of our other many rivers. Anglers 14 or under must be accompanied by an adult. All rods, flies and equipment will be provided.

Full Day (6-8 Hours And Includes A Deli Lunch)

1 Angler $375.00  2 Anglers $450.00

Half Day (4 Hours)

1 Angler $275.00  2 Anglers $325.00


 Wade Trips

Enjoy a guided wade trip on the Deerfield, Millers, Westfield and Swift River or one of our many other scenic rivers. Whether you are a beginner or experienced angler we can tailor your trip to your skill level and techniques. All rods, flies and equipment provided.

Full Day (6-8 Hours) Includes Lunch

One Angler $275.00  Two Anglers $375.00

Half Day (4 Hours)

One Angler $175.00  Two Anglers $275.00

 What You Will Need To Bring:

 Hat – Sunglasses – Comfortable clothing – Rain Jacket – Water & Snacks – Insect Repellent – Sunscreen – Massachusetts Fishing License Click Here
A 50% deposit is required to book a trip. We do our trips rain or shine but are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances like water flows.