Thursday’s rain has brought water levels back up. The catch and release areas of the Deerfield are fishing good and there are some spots accessible on foot. The lower river is too high to safely navigate. The Millers and Westfield will need some time to come back down. The Swift is fishable as always. All of the rivers have received a Fall stocking.
Heisenberg Baby Bow 6, Olive/Black Woolly Buggers 6-10, Olive/Black/ Natural Sculpins 4-6, Hare’s Ear Soft Hackle 12-18, Olive Quill Nymph 14-18, Chart/Tan Mops 10-12, Pheasant Tail and Olive wet flies 12-16, Pheasant Tail Nymphs 12-18, Natural/Olive Caddis Nymphs 10-16, Black/Brown/Golden Stones 8-12, Sexy Walt 12-16, Copper Johns 12-16, Pink/Orange Hot Spot Nymphs 12-16, Rainbow Warriors 14-18, Pink/Red/Green Squirmies 12, BWO 16-18, October Caddis 10-12, Hopper/Dropper, Ayl’s Magnum Hoppers 12, Cinamon/Black Flying Ants 12-18, Chernobyls 8-12, Stimulators 8-12, PMX 8-12, Sulfurs 14-18, White Cahills/Cream/Olive Usuals/White Wulffs 12-16,
The water levels on the Deerfield River are constantly changing due to the many dams throughout. If you are looking to wade waste deep to stalk rising trout then the 130cfs water flows in the catch and release areas is the ideal flow. If you are willing to adapt and throw on a nymph or streamer then you’ll be effective during the water releases of 800-1,000. The lower river (below #2 Buckland Dam) the river widens out a bit and normally does not drop below 300cfs. Good dry fly conditions would be between 300-500cfs. If you are willing to adapt and fish nymphs and streamers then you can be effective at higher water levels. For the catch and release area you can check the water flows here: http://www.h2oline.com/default.aspx?pg=si&op=255123. For below the #2 Buckland Dam check the water flow here:www.h2oline.com/default.aspx?pg=si&op=255126. Always be prepared and paying attention for rising water flow. They are subject to change always. Always check the flows before you go out and while you are out if possible!