The Deerfield River (right) has over 70 miles of trout water starting in Southern Vermont, running through the foothills of the Berkshires, and dumping into the Connecticut River in Deerfield, Massachusetts. Depending on water flows and temps, we can catch browns and rainbow trout throwing dries, nymphs, and streamers. The beauty of the Deerfield River is that it offers opportunities to catch wild trout all year round!
The Swift River is a very unique tailwater that flows out of the Quabin Reservoir at Windsor Dam in Belchertown. There is a stretch of the river that is only for fly-fishing from the Windsor Dam to the Route 9 bridge which has great wade fishing opportunities. The upper stretch is mostly slower, deeper water with lots of big rainbow, brook, and brown trout. It's a river that offers the fly fisher the chance to sight fish with dries and small nymphs.
The Millers River is a typical southern New England river that flows from Winchendon, through S. Royalston, Athol, Orange, Erving, and ultimately into the Connecticut in Montague. There are browns and rainbow trout that are only accessible by boat in April/May when the water is still high from snow melt and rain. There are also brown, rainbow, and brook trout in the Millers, with 17+ inch fish caught throughout the season. We generally do our floats in the spring and fall when the river is over 200 cfs.