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