Deerfield River is currently a bit high but we’ll see what he y do with the water flows for the weekend. The cloudy, cool and wet days are really keeping the entire river quite active. The Swift River has been has been hovering around 250cfs but wade fishers have been coming in with good reports. Sounds like anglers are having luck on larger flies and streamers you wouldn’t normally hear of being used there. The Millers River is fishable but has been bouncing up and down between 450-650cfs. I took clients there last Saturday and the fishing was good. The Westfield River is at a good level. Cover some water and experiment with different flies if you’re not hooking up. Ticks have been terrible this year so make sure to check yourself and your clothing.
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Dry/Wet Flies: Tan Caddis 12-16. Light Cahill 12-16, March Browns 12-16, Sulphurs 12-16, Cream Usual 12-16, BWO 22-26, Adams 12-16, 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, Peeping Caddis Jig 14, Pheasant Tail Nymphs 12-18, Natural Hare’s Ear Nymph12-16, Stonefly Nymph 8-14, Natural/Red/Green Copper Johns 12-16, Mops 8-10, Squirmies 12, Prince Nymph 12-14, Attractor Nymphs 10-18.
Streamers: Woolly Buggers Olive/Black 6-10, Mini Headbangers, Sculpzilla, Complex Twist Bugger, Mini DD
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
Catch and release area #1 starts at Fife Brook Dam and continues to the Hoosac Tunnel Bridge. Fishable Year Round. Catch and release area #2 starts where Pelham Brook enters the Deerfield and ends at the Rt2 bridge. Water release from Fife Brook Dam takes approx. 2 hours to reach this area. Normal Release 800-1,000 CFS