- 232 Old Vernon Rd Northfield, Massachusetts
- Vendor Type: Guides
- Fishing Type: Freshwater
- Fishing Style: Fly Fishing
- Targets: Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Brook Trout
- Phone: (413) 222-6207
- Website: http://www.harrisonanglers.com
Harrison Anglers will give you a world class fly-fishing experience and we’re located less than two hours from Boston. That’s value you simply cannot beat!
Our stint out west led to a chance of a lifetime to guide in La Junta, Chile. We guided the many great rivers and lakes of the northern Patagonia region. The Palena, Roselot, Figueroa, and Yelcho are all incredible glacial lake/river systems that are loaded with rainbows and huge brown trout. Although we had great experiences in other parts of the world, our loyalty remains here in Western Massachusetts, where we have guided year-round since 2007. Whether you’re a veteran of many tight-lined battles or completely new to fly-fishing, let us show you the rivers we have gown to love from the comfort of our Aire fishing rafts!
My brother Dan and I have guided full time since 2003. We spent our first four seasons in West Glacier, Montana guiding the Flathead Rivers (north, south, middle forks). While chasing the west slope cutthroat trout that live in the glacial waters of the Flathead, we had the opportunity to run 3-5 day wilderness fishing trips in the Bob Marshall Wilderness area south of Glacier Park. These were fly in/pack in trips that floated through stretches of the upper middle fork, which is jammed with cutthroats that would eat big dries.
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 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.
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.
WHAT WE PROVIDE:
- Deli lunch on full days
- Orvis helios 5+6 wt. rods
- Cheeky large arbor Reels
- 200 gr. streamer express sink tip lines
- Rio Grand float lines
- Montana Fly Co. and custom HA tied Flies
- Rio Flouroflex tippet and leaders
WHAT YOU NEED:
- MA Fishing License (click for link)
- Polarized Sunglasses
- Rain Jacket / Pants
- Waders / Boots / Warm Clothes (depending on the month)
- Snacks and Beverages (if you’d like, we have water and lunch on full days)