In the spring and summer, one of my favorite sections of the Swift River is the Cady Lane portion below the Route 9 bridge. I’ve met quite a few fly fisherman at the swift that have only fished the catch and release area above Route 9. While there is a lot of good fishing above the bridge, including the famed, “y pool”, I prefer the solitude you can find downstream.
This area is also full of wild brook trout and large browns, which have grown to respectable sizes over the past 5 years. Especially in the summer, you can wander downstream on a path past the cady lane bend and catch as many trout as you want on dry flies. I’ve had a lot of success fishing a dry + dropper rig there. Last summer, I caught quite several big browns and a wild brook trout between 16-18″. As many people have asked about where this section is located, I made a small map showing the bend which is marked by a “Cady lane” sign. See below:
Here’s a short video of a pod of brook trout I found in the lower section: