Deerfield River, Massachusetts Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Fly Fishing Map of Deerfield River, MA
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Deerfield River, Massachusetts Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
Water temps are cold and levels are high from the long winter. The river is fishing pretty good from fife to charlemont. Buggers worms and stones are takin fish in the slower pools!
Fishing Report Last Updated:
4 / 23 / 2015
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Deerfield River is currently Just OK

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:

Water flow: 2300

Visibility: 38 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 41 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: Midday

Best stretch: Fife to shelburne falls

Best access point: In Deerfield: Rte 91 Bridges to Old Deerfield has geat fly fishing water and many good public access areas along the river with easy walking to many productive pools, runs and riffles.... Florida to Shelburne: From Greemfield, just follow the river along Rte 2 to the many public access areas taht also lead to productive fly fishing waters. Once into Charlemont, follow the river along River Road to additional access and the two Deerfield River Fly Fishing Catch and Release Sections.

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Midges Stones Caddis

Fish species: Trout

Fishing season: Spring.....sorta....

Nearest airport: Bradley International and Albany International

The All New Silver Sonic Waders

Deerfield River Description

The Deerfield River is a tail water that originates in Vermont and flows into Massachusetts in Monroe. The river is fairly large averaging around 1000 cubic feet per second depending on Dam releases. There are times when wading is easier at lower flows generally in the evening in morning. Floating in a raft or pontoon boat is a great way to experience all sections of this river during appropriate flows. ...

Techniques & Tips

Big dries/droppers in the fast water, at high water during the warmer months!! Attractor nymphs such as worms, eggs, big ptails, big caddis in the deeper slower water in the colder months! Fast sink tips(atleast 25 ft sink tip) full sink lines working really well with olive and black streamers. Float Trips: 9' and 10' ft 5 and 6 wt rods suggested WadeTrips: 9' to 10' 4 5 or 6 wt rods suggested ** indicator/bobber preference for the Deerfield would be medium pink or orange THINGAMABOBBERS!

7-Day Forecast

Water temps are pretty low and fish will remain in the slower runs over the next couple weeks.

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