River Reports

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

Deerfield River Fishing Report 11/27/19

Fishing has remained good this week but you do have to work for them. Woolly Buggers and small to medium streamers have been working well when the bite is slow. Once they turn on nymphing seems to be the way to go. The egg bite has tapered off a bit and they seem to be back on traditional PT, Stonefly and Caddis nymphs. Change up your retrieves and presentation when fishing streamers to see what they like. Have a Happy Thanksgiving.

Nymphs: McCheese/Clown Eggs 14-16, Golden Stone 8-12, Pheasant Tail Nymphs 12-18, Tan/Olive Mops, Natural/Olive Caddis Puppa/Larvae 12-16, Soft Hackle Caddis Puppa 12-16, OCD Caddis 14-16, Natural Hare’s Ear Nymph12-16, Red/Copper Johns 12-16, Squirmies 12, Prince Nymph 12-14, Sexy Walt 12-16, Pink/Orange Frenchie 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

Deerfield River Fishing Report 11/15/19

Not much change from last weeks report as far as flies go. Small to medium streamers and egg patterns are getting it done. Water flows dropped in the beginning of the week then went back up. Remember to click the links below to check water flows. Release schedules are normally posted after 5pm the day prior and it’s wise to check it again before you head out.

Nymphs: McCheese/Clown Eggs 14-16, Golden Stone 8-12, Pheasant Tail Nymphs 12-18, Tan/Olive Mops, Natural/Olive Caddis Puppa/Larvae 12-16, Soft Hackle Caddis Puppa 12-16, OCD Caddis 14-16, Natural Hare’s Ear Nymph12-16, Red/Copper Johns 12-16, Squirmies 12, Prince Nymph 12-14, Sexy Walt 12-16, Pink/Orange Frenchie 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

Deerfield River Fishing Report 11/8/19

The water levels on the Deerfield are up and the fishing has been good. Streamers and nymphs (eggs) have been doing really well. A sink tip line or leader is highly suggested to get your streamers down. A heavy nymph with an egg dropper has been pretty deadly.

Nymphs: McCheese/Clown Eggs 14-16, Golden Stone 8-12, Pheasant Tail Nymphs 12-18, Tan/Olive Mops, Natural/Olive Caddis Puppa/Larvae 12-16, Soft Hackle Caddis Puppa 12-16, OCD Caddis 14-16, Natural Hare’s Ear Nymph12-16, Red/Copper Johns 12-16, Squirmies 12, Prince Nymph 12-14, Sexy Walt 12-16, Pink/Orange Frenchie 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

Deerfield River Fishing Report 11/1/19

We’ve been receiving some good rain over the last couple weeks. The Deerfield is running pretty high today but I would focus on the C & R areas below the Fife Brook Dam. There has been some good BWO hatches in the afternoon but with the higher water you’ll want to fish nymphs and streamers. Remember to vary your retrieve methods when fishing streamers. Sink Tip line is highly recommended. Eggs are becoming more effective this time of year as well. The Swift (50cfs) is not effected by the rain and is fishing well. The Millers will need a few days to come down. The Westfield is high today but should be fishable by tomorrow and Sunday. We’ve been hearing some good reports from the C & R area (Chesterfield Gorge)of the Westfied. Looking like some cooler weather next week but I think we are in for a good November. Good Luck!

We have some days available for float or wade trips just give us a call.

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.

Nymphs: Pheasant Tail Nymphs 12-18, Clown Eggs/Peach Eggs 10-14, Tan/Olive Mops, Natural/Olive Caddis Puppa/Larvae 12-16, Soft Hackle Caddis Puppa 12-16, OCD Caddis 14-16, Natural Hare’s Ear Nymph12-16, Golden Stonefly Nymph 8-14, Red/Copper Johns 12-16, Squirmies 12, Prince Nymph 12-14, Sexy Walt 12-16, Pink/Orange Frenchie 12-16.

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

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

Deerfield River Fishing Report 10/29/18

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 14-16, 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, Pheasant Tail Nymphs 12-18, Natural Hare’s Ear Nymph12-16, Golden/Black Stonefly Nymph 8-14, Natural/Red/Green Copper Johns 12-16, Mops 8-10, Squirmies 12, Prince Nymph 12-14, Sexy Walt 12-16, Pink/Orange Frenchie 12-16.

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

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

Deerfield River Fishing Report 1018/19

We just received some much needed rain this week and the rivers are looking good. Check the water flows and release schedule for the Deerfield. The Millers is pretty high and may need a few days to come down. The Westfield and Swift are in prime fall condition.

We have some great fishing ahead of us and we have availability for guided trips and lessons. Give us a call, email or stop on in.

Dry/Wet Flies Light Cahill 14-16, Cream Usual 14-18, Olive/Tan Caddis 12-16Purple Adams 14-18, Goddard Caddis 12-14, Tan/Olive Caddis 14-18, Black/Cinnamon Fly Ants 16-20, Adams/Parachute Adams 14-16, PMX 8-12, Chernobyl 8-12, Stimulator8-12, , Cream /Olive 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, Pheasant Tail Nymphs 12-18, Natural Hare’s Ear Nymph12-16, Golden/Black Stonefly Nymph 8-14, Natural/Red/Green Copper Johns 12-16, Mops 8-10, Squirmies 12, Prince Nymph 12-14, Sexy Walt 12-16, Pink/Orange Frenchie 12-16.

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

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

Deerfield River Fishing Report 10/11/19

Fishing has been really good throughout the river. Lots of fish feeding on the surface still between 3pm – dark. Water flows have been very wade friendly and all the rivers except the Westfield have received a stocking. The Millers is at a good flow (155cfs) and fishing well according to customers who frequent the store. The Swift is fishing good and is at it’s normal flow of around 50cfs.

We have some great fishing ahead of us and we have availability for guided trips and lessons. Give us a call, email or stop on in.

Dry/Wet Flies Light Cahill 14-16, Cream Usual 14-18, Olive/Tan Caddis 12-16, Purple Adams 14-18, Goddard Caddis 12-14, Tan/Olive Caddis 14-18, Black/Cinnamon Fly Ants 16-20, Adams/Parachute Adams 14-16, PMX 8-12, Chernobyl 8-12, Stimulator8-12, , Cream /Olive 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, Pheasant Tail Nymphs 12-18, Natural Hare’s Ear Nymph12-16, Golden/Black Stonefly Nymph 8-14, Natural/Red/Green Copper Johns 12-16, Mops 8-10, Squirmies 12, Prince Nymph 12-14, Sexy Walt 12-16, Pink/Orange Frenchie 12-16.

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

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

Deerfield River Fishing Report 10/1/19

I can’t believe it’s October 1 already. I think we are in for a couple months of great fishing although we need some rain. Fishing has been good with the cooler temps. Evenings 4pm-dark have been best for dry fly action. White/cream colored mayflies have been on the menu. Streamer action has started to increase and we just received a big order of streamers. We have availability for any guided float or wade trips so give us call.

Dry/Wet Flies Light Cahill 14-16, Cream Usual 14-18, Purple Adams 14-18, Goddard Caddis 12-14, Tan/Olive Caddis 14-18, Black/Cinnamon Fly Ants 16-20, Adams/Parachute Adams 14-16, PMX 8-12, Chernobyl 8-12, Stimulator8-12, Olive/Tan Caddis 12-16, Cream /Olive 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, Pheasant Tail Nymphs 12-18, Natural Hare’s Ear Nymph12-16, Golden/Black Stonefly Nymph 8-14, Natural/Red/Green Copper Johns 12-16, Mops 8-10, Squirmies 12, Prince Nymph 12-14, Sexy Walt 12-16, Pink/Orange Frenchie 12-16.

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

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