Wild Browns • Deerfield River

The Deerfield River is a stellar river to catch some huge native brown trout. Its one of my favorite places to fish and there are always new places to explore. Try and resist the urge to look up the Massachusetts stocking schedule and catch stockies, theirs nothing wrong with that but this time of year is for exploring new water and casting out big streamers for big fish.


If you can resist the urge to follow your local “trout truck” and go explore the Deerfield River you may be well reward with a beautiful native brown trout. I offer guided wading trips on the Deerfield and the EB of the Westfield. If you want to catch fish and learn about these rivers email me at grantfigura@gmail.com

and check out www.northriveranglers.com

Happy Easter,




Swift River Brook Trout


The Swift River is the place to catch big brook trout. It may be a well know, crowded fly fishing location in Massachusetts but this little gem houses some big fish. I don’t guide on this river due to the abundance of people and generally float it nowadays. Just south of the “Pipe” pool the fishing can be challenging but worth the effort. Why? There are some huge brook trout south of the catch and release stretch. I landed a 17″ brookie along with several others hitting the 14″ mark. These larger fish are waking up and hitting big flies. Are you a dry fly fanatic? Hatches have already started!


Mid March is a great time of year to use olive buggers and do some serious sight fishing on the swift. The time to catch big fish on this river is right now. Oh and if you do catch a “breeder” as I like to call them, please handle them with care and send them on their way, they are the backbone of the brook trout population on this river. Im booking trips on the Westfield and Deerfield for the spring. Hit me up if you want to catch some fish at grantfigura@gmail.com or visit my new guiding website. www.northriveranglers.com 

It has begun! See you out there!


Official Guiding Website • northriveranglers.com

Just in time for SPRING! Im so thrilled to announce my official guiding website: www.northriveranglers.com.

Thank you for following, reading and fishing alongside me through the years! – Grant

North River Anglers

North River Anglers is a one man show started in 2014 by Grant Figura. It was set in motion to bring others outside and experience fly fishing first hand. Come have an adventure and experience first-hand the beautiful rivers of Western Massachusetts.