We’re in the dog days of summer. We can have some really great moments of fishing and also some very slow moments. Days are getting shorter and temps in the evening are getting cooler. We’ll be experiencing fall fishing soon. Evening fishing on the Deerfield has been good. Parachute Adams 14-18 has been the hot fly this week. Big hoppers during the day.
Dry/Wet Flies: Adams/Parachute Adams 14-16, PMX 8-12, Chernobyl 8-12, Stimulator8-12, Olive/Tan Caddis 12-16. Light Cahill 12-16, Sulphurs 12-16, Cream Usual 12-16, Griffith Gnat 18-22, Orange/Olive/Natural Hare’s Ear soft Hackle Wet Flies 12-16.
Nymphs: Natural/Olive Caddis Puppa/Larvae 12-16, Soft Hackle Caddis Puppa 12-16, Peeping Caddis Jig 14, Pheasant Tail Nymphs 12-18, Natural Hare’s Ear Nymph12-16, Stonefly Nymph 8-14, Natural/Red/Green Copper Johns 12-16, Mops 8-10, Squirmies 12, Prince Nymph 12-14, Attractor Nymphs 10-18.
Streamers: Woolly Buggers Olive/Black 6-10, Mini Headbangers, Sculpzilla, Complex Twist Bugger, Mini DD
Recommended equipment: 4-6 Weight Rods. WF And sink Tip Lines. 4X-6X Leaders and Tippet. Felt Soles, Felt + Studs, Rubber + Studs. Wading staff highly recommended
Water Flows for Fife Brook Dam can be found here: https://www.safewaters.com/facility/22
Water release schedule for the next day is posted after 5pm. Check again before you head to the river. Minimum Flow 130 CFS (Cubic Feet/Second). Ideal for wading and Dry Fly Action. Normal Release 800-1,000 CFS