Autumn On The EB

Autumn On The EB
Fly Fishing The Millers - With over 30 years of fly fishing this river I will claim more knowledge and fish caught than anyone. There are over 40 miles of river and I will take you to the best sections and if you want to sections that never see another angler. Don't be fooled by those who say the Millers is a Spring and Fall river. I'll show you how to have great Summer action. The "EB of the Westfield" - Wild and beautiful is the only way to describe this river. There's a lot of water here but I know where to go to catch trout. After a trip you will too!! Solitude and trout IS the EB. The Swift - 20 trout days are not uncommon on this river if you know what to do and use. I'll show the way and you catch the trout. RATES - Full Day (6 hours) = $150.00 for one, $225 for two (lunch included). Half Day (three hours) $90.00 for one, $155.00 for two. Beginners Class - 3 hours ffor $90.00, all use of rods lines, reels included.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Finally, the first cast of '08 - Swift River

Well, my start to the 2008 fly fishing season started about a month late! I got down to the Swift below the hatchery around 7:30am to find two other fly fishers in position. It was cold with lines freezing to the guides and the reel seizing up every few minutes.
Things have changed in the two months since I've been there. First, that injured blue heron that everyone was "feeding" is gone. One angler said it was reduced to a pile of feathers a few weeks ago by some critter. Second, the billion small rainbows of November and December are long gone except for a few survivors courtesy of the "catch and keep" regs that we have to live with until July. How was my "Opening Day"? Eleven rainbows and one good brown in about 3 1/2 hours. All were caught on a size 16 hot spot. A few of the 'bows were in the 14-16 inch range and all were taken just below the "pipe". The 'bow in the picture is a bit over 12 inches.
A good day and a good start to the year. Only three months until the Millers is fishable.

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