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