River Reports

River Report 5/24/20

Joe and Jase getting in done this week!

What an unbelievable Memorial Day Weekend! Our sincerest thanks and respect to all who gave the ultimate sacrifice so that we can enjoy the freedoms we do.

This warmth and sunshine feels great, but it will affect when you should fish. Target mornings and late afternoon into the evenings to avoid the sunniest part of the day, which has made the fish a bit more wary. These midday fish can still be caught, but you are going to have to work for them. The flows throughout the Deerfield are much lower in general than last week, which makes for much improved wading opportunities. Hendricksons are winding down but can still be found, especially further upriver. Expect to see March Browns and Pale Evening Duns in the coming weeks. Caddis are abundant throughout the system. When the trout are not rising, nymphs continue to work, especially pheasant tails in sizes 12-14, hare’s ears in the same sizes, bigger stoneflies like Pat’s Rubber Legs and Buggy Stones, and caddis larvae and pupae in size 14, both in olive and tan. The usual suspect streamers will work as well. When the water comes up, mop flies can be very effective.

Though the Millers River is a touch on the high side of ideal wading conditions, it is fishing really well right now. Look for caddis in the mornings and afternoons and mayflies at dusk, especially as the river continues to drop. Size 14 on the caddis and light mayflies in 12 to 14, with Light Cahill patterns and lighter colored parachutes likely to be successful.

The Westfield continues to fish well, though some reports are trickling in that the gorge section of the East Branch has been hit pretty hard. Try some different sections above or below the gorge or the other branches for some solitude and less harassed fish. The same nymphs as above will produce as will smaller streamers.

This is a great time of year to target other species, too, particularly in the lower Deerfield. I haven’t heard any reports yet but expect shad will enter the lower D on their yearly spawning migration any day now if they aren’t there already. Smallmouth bass will start to bed up in anticipation of their spawn over the next few weeks on the lower D and also in the lower sections of the Millers, where some true hogs will come up from the Connecticut River.

Guided trips and lessons available, and we will start floating the river again next week! The shop is open for curbside starting Monday! I will be here all next week from noon to 5, Monday through Sunday. If you can’t make it in then, call us at 413-397-3665 and we will try to get you what you need!

Dries: Midges, tan and olive Caddis 14-16, BWO 16-20, Hendrickson’s 12-14, Light Cahill 12-14, March Brown 12-14

Nymphs: Pat’s Rubber Legs,  Golden or Black Terminator Stone 8-12,14-18, Pheasant Tail Nymphs 12-18, Frenchies 12-16, Tan/Olive Mops, Natural/Olive Caddis Puppa/Larvae 12-16, Red/Copper Johns 12-16, Sexy Walt 12-16. 

Streamers:  Woolly Buggers Olive/Black 6-10, White/Olive Sculpzilla 8,Bank Robber 2, Mini Headbangers, Complex Twist Bugger, Heisenberg Baby Bow/Cowboy/White 6, Sculpin Bunny, Black/Brown Rubber Bugger 4, Olive and Gold/White Mini Drunk & Disorderly.

Water Flows for Fife Brook Dam can be found here

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

For Miller’s River in Erving here

For Miller’s River Bear’s Den area here

For East Branch of the Westfield here

Deerfield River Fishing Report

Hendrickson Mayfly

Deerfield River Fishing Report 5/15/20

Hendricksons are here, pretty much up and down the Deerfield. Finding fish eating them is another story. I expect with the warmer weather more trout will start looking up for dinner. In the meantime if you don’t see fish rising, nymphs are getting it done–pheasant tails in a size 12 are great imitations of the Hendrickson nymph and are bringing many fish to net. Big stones like Pat’s Rubber Legs and caddis larvae are also producing. Smaller streamers like woolly buggers in olive and black will work as well. When you do find rising fish, comparaduns and sparkle duns in mahogany or pink are very effective.

The MIllers had been coming down nicely, almost to fishable levels in the Erving/Wendell area but I fear tonight’s rain may push the flows right back up. The Bear’s Den area will get back down to decent levels faster.

The various branches of the Westfield, even though on the high side, have been fishing well. The same nymphs as above will produce as will smaller streamers. Do check the flows before you go. For the East Branch, flows under 500 cfs are best. This river tends to drop fast.

Guided trips and lessons available, and we will start floating the river again next week! The store is still closed but Governor Baker will make an announcement of Monday morning with his reopening plan and we hope that we can see you all in the shop in the very near future!

Dries: Midges, tan Caddis 16-18, BWO 16-20, Hendrickson’s 12-14

Nymphs: Pat’s Rubber Legs,  Golden or Black Terminator Stone 8-12,14-18, Pheasant Tail Nymphs 12-18, Frenchies 12-16, Tan/Olive Mops, Natural/Olive Caddis Puppa/Larvae 12-16, Red/Copper Johns 12-16, Pink Squirmies 12, Sexy Walt 12-16. 

Streamers:  Woolly Buggers Olive/Black 6-10, White/Olive Sculpzilla 8,Bank Robber 2, Mini Headbangers, Complex Twist Bugger, Heisenberg Baby Bow/Cowboy/White 6, Sculpin Bunny, Black/Brown Rubber Bugger 4, Olive and Gold/White Mini Drunk & Disorderly.

Water Flows for Fife Brook Dam can be found here

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

For Miller’s River in Erving here

For Miller’s River Bear’s Den area here

For East Branch of the Westfield here

Deerfield River Fishing Report 4/24/20

Fishing has been getting good. Water levels have been dropping occasionally making more water accessible on foot. I haven’t seen many hatches yet but we should start to see some Caddis and Hendricksons coming up. Water temp is lo 40’s so dress warm. Olive and black Woolly Buggers have been getting it done.

Guided trips and lessons available.

Dries: Midges, tan Caddis 16-18, BWO 16-20, Hendrickson’s

Nymphs: Pat’s Rubber Legs,  Golden or Black Terminator Stone 8-12,14-18, Pheasant Tail Nymphs 12-18, Frenchies 12-16, Tan/Olive Mops, Natural/Olive Caddis Puppa/Larvae 12-16, Red/Copper Johns 12-16, Pink Squirmies 12, Sexy Walt 12-16. 

Streamers:  Woolly Buggers Olive/Black 6-10, White/Olive Sculpzilla 8,Bank Robber 2, Mini Headbangers, Complex Twist Bugger, Heisenberg Baby Bow/Cowboy/White 6, Sculpin Bunny, Black/Brown Rubber Bugger 4, Olive and Gold/White Mini Drunk & Disorderly.

Recommended equipment for Winter: 4-6 Weight Rods. WF And sink Tip Lines. 2X-5X Leaders and Tippet. 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

Deerfield River Fishing Report 4/11/20

Fishing is really starting to pick up. Check water flows before you head out, the Deerfield has been high due to some rain and it looks like we could be in for more this week. Smaller rivers and tributaries of the Deerfield are fishing good and provide a safer alternative when the water is to high. Dress appropriately, water temp is barely low 40’s.

Guided trips and lessons available.

Nymphs: Pat’s Rubber Legs,  Golden or Black Terminator Stone 8-12,14-18, Pheasant Tail Nymphs 12-18, Frenchies 12-16, Tan/Olive Mops, Natural/Olive Caddis Puppa/Larvae 12-16, Red/Copper Johns 12-16, Pink Squirmies 12, Sexy Walt 12-16. 

Streamers:  Woolly Buggers Olive/Black 6-10, White/Olive Sculpzilla 8,Bank Robber 2, Mini Headbangers, Complex Twist Bugger, Heisenberg Baby Bow/Cowboy/White 6, Sculpin Bunny, Black/Brown Rubber Bugger 4, Olive and Gold/White Mini Drunk & Disorderly.

Recommended equipment for Winter: 4-6 Weight Rods. WF And sink Tip Lines. 2X-5X Leaders and Tippet. 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

When fishing the Deerfield in winter, mid 30’s and sunny is ideal. Long underwear, Fleece pants, rubber or studded soles are recommended. Do not wear felt in winter. Wading staff highly recommended. Use hand warmers on your wrist and toe warmers in your boots. Carry a towel to dry your hands off. Keep as much water as you can off your rod. Wiggle rod to clear off water. In below freezing temps try to fish with a fixed length of line out.

Best access for fishing in the winter is Fife Brook Dam to Rt2. Water release schedule for the next day is posted after 5pm. Check again before you head to the river. The river tends to run high in the winter months (1,000cfs) so find the soft pockets and eddies close to shore but don’t be afraid to fish faster water occasionally. Fish will be closer to shore if a high release has been consistent.

When fishing streamers use a sink tip line or heavily weighted flies with a short leader (4ft-7.5ft). Vary your retrieves and presentation. Cast 45 degrees down river and swing your fly. Twitch your rod tip making the fly drop back and move up and down. Cast straight across and give them a sideways view of the fly. Vary retrives. Strip pause strip pause. Strip strip pause strip strip pause. Just let the fly sit out there. Use small (sz8-10) to medium (sz2-6) streamers single hook and articulated. Olive, black and brown work good and use white and other colors. Don’t be afraid to experiment.

When fishing nymphs get deep using a heavy fly or split shot with 9ft leader. Adjust your indicator to achieve the right depth. Use two fly set ups. Heavy fly for weight with a smaller second fly. Nymphs with tungsten heads help get the flies down. Adjust weight and depths according to water flows. Golden Stones, Pheasant Tails, Caddis. Use attractor nymphs with hot spots. Frenchies, Sexy Walts, Hot Butts, Pink Squirmies. Sometimes you have to go small sz 18-22.

Deerfield River Fishing Report 3/28/20

Fishing has been good in the catch and release areas of the Deerfield River. Stocking trucks have been busy and some of our smaller rivers will come to life this coming month. Most takes have been subtle so be on top of your game with hook sets. Good Luck!

Nymphs: Pat’s Rubber Legs,  Golden or Black Terminator Stone 8-12,14-18, Pheasant Tail Nymphs 12-18, Frenchies 12-16, Tan/Olive Mops, Natural/Olive Caddis Puppa/Larvae 12-16, Red/Copper Johns 12-16, Pink Squirmies 12, Sexy Walt 12-16.  McCheese/Clown Eggs 14-16.

Streamers: Olive and Gold/White Mini Drunk & Disorderly, Woolly Buggers Olive/Black 6-10, White/Olive Sculpzilla 8,Bank Robber 2, Mini Headbangers, Complex Twist Bugger, Heisenberg Baby Bow/Cowboy/White 6,Mini DD, Sculpin Bunny, Black/Brown Rubber Bugger 4.

Recommended equipment for Winter: 4-6 Weight Rods. WF And sink Tip Lines. 2X-5X Leaders and Tippet. 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

When fishing the Deerfield in winter, mid 30’s and sunny is ideal. Long underwear, Fleece pants, rubber or studded soles are recommended. Do not wear felt in winter. Wading staff highly recommended. Use hand warmers on your wrist and toe warmers in your boots. Carry a towel to dry your hands off. Keep as much water as you can off your rod. Wiggle rod to clear off water. In below freezing temps try to fish with a fixed length of line out.

Best access for fishing in the winter is Fife Brook Dam to Rt2. Water release schedule for the next day is posted after 5pm. Check again before you head to the river. The river tends to run high in the winter months (1,000cfs) so find the soft pockets and eddies close to shore but don’t be afraid to fish faster water occasionally. Fish will be closer to shore if a high release has been consistent.

When fishing streamers use a sink tip line or heavily weighted flies with a short leader (4ft-7.5ft). Vary your retrieves and presentation. Cast 45 degrees down river and swing your fly. Twitch your rod tip making the fly drop back and move up and down. Cast straight across and give them a sideways view of the fly. Vary retrives. Strip pause strip pause. Strip strip pause strip strip pause. Just let the fly sit out there. Use small (sz8-10) to medium (sz2-6) streamers single hook and articulated. Olive, black and brown work good and use white and other colors. Don’t be afraid to experiment.

When fishing nymphs get deep using a heavy fly or split shot with 9ft leader. Adjust your indicator to achieve the right depth. Use two fly set ups. Heavy fly for weight with a smaller second fly. Nymphs with tungsten heads help get the flies down. Adjust weight and depths according to water flows. Golden Stones, Pheasant Tails, Caddis. Use attractor nymphs with hot spots. Frenchies, Sexy Walts, Hot Butts, Pink Squirmies. Sometimes you have to go small sz 18-22.

Deerfield River Fishing Report 3/12/20

Nymphs: Pat’s Rubber Legs,  Red/Copper Johns 12-16, Pink Squirmies 12, Golden Stone 8-12, Rainbow Warrior 14-18, Pheasant Tail Nymphs 12-18, Frenchies 12-16, Tan/Olive Mops, Natural/Olive Caddis Puppa/Larvae 12-16, Prince Nymph 12-14, Sexy Walt 12-16.  McCheese/Clown Eggs 14-16, Pink Squirmies 12.

Streamers: White/Olive Sculpzilla 8, Woolly Buggers Olive/Black 6-10, Bank Robber 2, Mini Headbangers, Complex Twist Bugger, Heisenberg Baby Bow/Cowboy/White 6,Mini DD, Sculpin Bunny, Black/Brown Rubber Bugger 4.

Recommended equipment for Winter: 4-6 Weight Rods. WF And sink Tip Lines. 2X-5X Leaders and Tippet. 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

When fishing the Deerfield in winter, mid 30’s and sunny is ideal. Long underwear, Fleece pants, rubber or studded soles are recommended. Do not wear felt in winter. Wading staff highly recommended. Use hand warmers on your wrist and toe warmers in your boots. Carry a towel to dry your hands off. Keep as much water as you can off your rod. Wiggle rod to clear off water. In below freezing temps try to fish with a fixed length of line out.

Best access for fishing in the winter is Fife Brook Dam to Rt2. Water release schedule for the next day is posted after 5pm. Check again before you head to the river. The river tends to run high in the winter months (1,000cfs) so find the soft pockets and eddies close to shore but don’t be afraid to fish faster water occasionally. Fish will be closer to shore if a high release has been consistent.

When fishing streamers use a sink tip line or heavily weighted flies with a short leader (4ft-7.5ft). Vary your retrieves and presentation. Cast 45 degrees down river and swing your fly. Twitch your rod tip making the fly drop back and move up and down. Cast straight across and give them a sideways view of the fly. Vary retrives. Strip pause strip pause. Strip strip pause strip strip pause. Just let the fly sit out there. Use small (sz8-10) to medium (sz2-6) streamers single hook and articulated. Olive, black and brown work good and use white and other colors. Don’t be afraid to experiment.

When fishing nymphs get deep using a heavy fly or split shot with 9ft leader. Adjust your indicator to achieve the right depth. Use two fly set ups. Heavy fly for weight with a smaller second fly. Nymphs with tungsten heads help get the flies down. Adjust weight and depths according to water flows. Golden Stones, Pheasant Tails, Caddis. Use attractor nymphs with hot spots. Frenchies, Sexy Walts, Hot Butts, Pink Squirmies. Sometimes you have to go small sz 18-22.

Deerfield River Fishing Report 2/22/20

Nymphs: Pat’s Rubber Legs, McCheese/Clown Eggs 14-16, Pink Squirmies 12, Golden Stone 8-12, Rainbow Warrior 14-18, Pheasant Tail Nymphs 12-18, Frenchies 12-16, Tan/Olive Mops, Natural/Olive Caddis Puppa/Larvae 12-16, Red/Copper Johns 12-16, Prince Nymph 12-14, Sexy Walt 12-16.  McCheese/Clown Eggs 14-16, Pink Squirmies 12.

Streamers: White/Olive Sculpzilla 8, Woolly Buggers Olive/Black 6-10, Bank Robber 2, Mini Headbangers, Complex Twist Bugger, Heisenberg Baby Bow/Cowboy/White 6,Mini DD, Sculpin Bunny, Black/Brown Rubber Bugger 4.

Recommended equipment for Winter: 4-6 Weight Rods. WF And sink Tip Lines. 2X-5X Leaders and Tippet. 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

When fishing the Deerfield in winter, mid 30’s and sunny is ideal. Long underwear, Fleece pants, rubber or studded soles are recommended. Do not wear felt in winter. Wading staff highly recommended. Use hand warmers on your wrist and toe warmers in your boots. Carry a towel to dry your hands off. Keep as much water as you can off your rod. Wiggle rod to clear off water. In below freezing temps try to fish with a fixed length of line out.

Best access for fishing in the winter is Fife Brook Dam to Rt2. Water release schedule for the next day is posted after 5pm. Check again before you head to the river. The river tends to run high in the winter months (1,000cfs) so find the soft pockets and eddies close to shore but don’t be afraid to fish faster water occasionally. Fish will be closer to shore if a high release has been consistent.

When fishing streamers use a sink tip line or heavily weighted flies with a short leader (4ft-7.5ft). Vary your retrieves and presentation. Cast 45 degrees down river and swing your fly. Twitch your rod tip making the fly drop back and move up and down. Cast straight across and give them a sideways view of the fly. Vary retrives. Strip pause strip pause. Strip strip pause strip strip pause. Just let the fly sit out there. Use small (sz8-10) to medium (sz2-6) streamers single hook and articulated. Olive, black and brown work good and use white and other colors. Don’t be afraid to experiment.

When fishing nymphs get deep using a heavy fly or split shot with 9ft leader. Adjust your indicator to achieve the right depth. Use two fly set ups. Heavy fly for weight with a smaller second fly. Nymphs with tungsten heads help get the flies down. Adjust weight and depths according to water flows. Golden Stones, Pheasant Tails, Caddis. Use attractor nymphs with hot spots. Frenchies, Sexy Walts, Hot Butts, Pink Squirmies. Sometimes you have to go small sz 18-22.

Deerfield River Fishing Report 2/1/20

Nymphs: Pat’s Rubber Legs, McCheese/Clown Eggs 14-16, Pink Squirmies 12, Golden Stone 8-12, Rainbow Warrior 14-18, Pheasant Tail Nymphs 12-18, Frenchies 12-16, Tan/Olive Mops, Natural/Olive Caddis Puppa/Larvae 12-16, Red/Copper Johns 12-16, Prince Nymph 12-14, Sexy Walt 12-16.  McCheese/Clown Eggs 14-16, Pink Squirmies 12.

Streamers: White/Olive Sculpzilla 8, Woolly Buggers Olive/Black 6-10, Bank Robber 2, Mini Headbangers, Complex Twist Bugger, Heisenberg Baby Bow/Cowboy/White 6,Mini DD, Sculpin Bunny, Black/Brown Rubber Bugger 4.

Recommended equipment for Winter: 4-6 Weight Rods. WF And sink Tip Lines. 2X-5X Leaders and Tippet. 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

When fishing the Deerfield in winter, mid 30’s and sunny is ideal. Long underwear, Fleece pants, rubber or studded soles are recommended. Do not wear felt in winter. Wading staff highly recommended. Use hand warmers on your wrist and toe warmers in your boots. Carry a towel to dry your hands off. Keep as much water as you can off your rod. Wiggle rod to clear off water. In below freezing temps try to fish with a fixed length of line out.

Best access for fishing in the winter is Fife Brook Dam to Rt2. Water release schedule for the next day is posted after 5pm. Check again before you head to the river. The river tends to run high in the winter months (1,000cfs) so find the soft pockets and eddies close to shore but don’t be afraid to fish faster water occasionally. Fish will be closer to shore if a high release has been consistent.

When fishing streamers use a sink tip line or heavily weighted flies with a short leader (4ft-7.5ft). Vary your retrieves and presentation. Cast 45 degrees down river and swing your fly. Twitch your rod tip making the fly drop back and move up and down. Cast straight across and give them a sideways view of the fly. Vary retrives. Strip pause strip pause. Strip strip pause strip strip pause. Just let the fly sit out there. Use small (sz8-10) to medium (sz2-6) streamers single hook and articulated. Olive, black and brown work good and use white and other colors. Don’t be afraid to experiment.

When fishing nymphs get deep using a heavy fly or split shot with 9ft leader. Adjust your indicator to achieve the right depth. Use two fly set ups. Heavy fly for weight with a smaller second fly. Nymphs with tungsten heads help get the flies down. Adjust weight and depths according to water flows. Golden Stones, Pheasant Tails, Caddis. Use attractor nymphs with hot spots. Frenchies, Sexy Walts, Hot Butts, Pink Squirmies. Sometimes you have to go small sz 18-22.

Deerfield River Fishing Report 1/10/20

Fishing has been good. Flows have been consistent at 800-1000cfs. Streamer action has been strong. Fish the Fife Brook Dam to Rt2. Fish close to shore and find some slack water and eddies. Good week of weather coming temperature wise. Give us a call or email if you have any questions. We have boats available for anyone looking to get out on the water.

Nymphs: McCheese/Clown Eggs 14-16, Pink Squirmies 12, Golden Stone 8-12, Rainbow Warrior 14-18, Pheasant Tail Nymphs 12-18, Frenchies 12-16, Tan/Olive Mops, Natural/Olive Caddis Puppa/Larvae 12-16, Red/Copper Johns 12-16, Prince Nymph 12-14, Sexy Walt 12-16.

Streamers: White/Olive Sculpzilla 8, Woolly Buggers Olive/Black 6-10, Bank Robber 2, Mini Headbangers, Complex Twist Bugger, Heisenberg Baby Bow/Cowboy/White 6,Mini DD, Sculpin Bunny, Black/Brown Rubber Bugger 4.

Recommended equipment for Winter: 4-6 Weight Rods. WF And sink Tip Lines. 2X-5X Leaders and Tippet. 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

Deerfield River Fishing Report 12/14/19

The Deerfield has been running high out of Fife Brook Dam (2000cfs +) With the rain it will stay high but hopefully come down soon. When it does and if you are looking to fish the Deerfield through winter then you want to target the catch and release areas from Fife Brook Dam down to Rt 2.

I will be giving a presentation on how to fish the Deerfield in the Winter. I’ll cover gear, flies water flows and places to fish. It will be held on January 11 from 1pm-2pm. Come join us.

Nymphs: McCheese/Clown Eggs 14-16, Pink Squirmies 12, Golden Stone 8-12, Rainbow Warrior 14-18, Pheasant Tail Nymphs 12-18, Frenchies 12-16, Tan/Olive Mops, Natural/Olive Caddis Puppa/Larvae 12-16, Red/Copper Johns 12-16, Prince Nymph 12-14, Sexy Walt 12-16.

Streamers: White/Olive Sculpzilla 8, Woolly Buggers Olive/Black 6-10, Bank Robber 2, Mini Headbangers, Complex Twist Bugger, Heisenberg Baby Bow/Cowboy/White 6,Mini DD, Sculpin Bunny, Black/Brown Rubber Bugger 4.

Dry/Wet Flies Blue Wing Olive 16-20, Light Cahill 16-18, Cream Usual 14-18, Olive/Tan Caddis 14-18, Purple Adams 14-18, Goddard Caddis 12-14, Tan/Olive Caddis 14-18, Adams/Parachute Adams 14-16Griffith Gnat 18-22, Orange/Olive/Natural Hare’s Ear soft Hackle Wet Flies 12-16.

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