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 14-16, Griffith 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