In over 20 years of fly fishing the Millers I can say that I have never seen a summer as wet and wild as 2008!! This river has not been "normal" with all of this rain since late June. July had 6 inches of parcipitation as recorded at the Birch Hill station. The first two weeks of August were also very wet. Mid summer on this river means dry fly action but all of that got blown away with all the high water. This condition found me fishing the Swift which has been awesome. But things are now coming back to normal on the Millers. I guided two gents on the evening of August 21. The water was still high but very fishable with a few trout working the surface. The rains helped the rainbows which are still in the river! The sulphurs are there in the evening as they were late last summer and that's a very good thing.
Now is the time to work this river. The Millers will become an afternoon/evening river in September so barring more heavy rains we should have long hours casting to rising trout.
See you there.