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!

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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:

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