||A typical full day float trip lasts 8 to 10 hours. Beginning early in the morning with a quick breakfast including coffee, juice, bagels and muffins. Then its off to the river. Once launched we begin our first leg of the fishing journey. A 3 to 4 hour float leading up to lunch which consists of a delicious bagged lunch from a local deli or a gourmet streamside barbeque at no extra coast. (Streamside barbeque takes a little over an hour where a bagged lunch takes as little or long as you desire.) Guests that opt for the Streamside barbeque may feel free to continue fishing, take a swim or just relax and take it all in from the scenic rivers edge. At the conclusion of lunch we will relaunch and continue on down river. Fishing for 3 to 4 more hours on our way to the takeout.
||A typical half day float trip last 4 to 5 hours. Beginning in the morning extending to early afternoon. Or we begin mid-day and we will wrap it up around dark.
||All departure and return times will fluctuate to accomodate season, weather, water level, hatch and your convenience.
The Deerfield River flows from the mountains of Vermont across the Massachusetts/Vermont border. Through tight bubbling rapids into long, deep, shady pools. Then back into rapids again. Ever decending for miles until its inevitable union with the Connecticut River. Various Pheasant Tail Tours cover every inch of this epic trout water.
Brook Trout, Brown Trout and Rainbow Trout are our focus, and are plentiful throughout the river. We also see some Smallmouth Bass, Walleye, Pike and Carp in the lower river. As well as an occasional spawning Shad or Striped Bass in the early summer.
Average trout specimens range in length from 10 to 16 inches. Fish from 16 to 24 inches are not uncommon. and all though rare and seldomly caught, fish measuring from 24 to 30 inches, weighing 5 plus pounds do exist and must eat!
Your float down one of New Englands finest trout tail waters will be a delight from the stability of a 14 ft. Aire fishing raft. Topped with a fully loaded Outcast fishing frame, which boasts such features as swivel seats, casting platforms, leaning stanchions in the front and back, as well as a Regal Engineering anchor system that will hold the boats position anywhere in the river. .