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.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

The Westfield And The Millers

I've spent some time as of late on the East Branch of the Westfield fishing the "Gorge" section. This place has been a surprise - great dry fly fishing through the pocket water of this wild and beautiful river. The flies have been bushy caddis, high floating with light colored deer hair for visibility and the rainbows attack them!! There has been the story that this river gets too warm to fish through the summer. This summer, with all the rain, made great conditions for the rivers' rainbows. I now live 15 minutes from this spot so it will be visited many times over.

The Millers - Be careful what you wish for. I wished for a rainy summer to keep the water level up and my prayers were answered x 5!!!!!!!!!! Yesterday the water level made it down below 500 cfs so I worked the Kempfield section and landed 7 browns and broke another off. The last 3 chased my dry caddis fly. There was no real steady rise due to the water which is still high but one could see the occasional surfacing trout and that fish would become my target.

Let's hope that the next 4 to 6 weeks are dry to keep the river fishable.

See you there.

Ken

3 comments:

Gerry said...

Hi Ken,
Great reports! Can you tell me where the Kempfield Section is? I have fished Bearsden, Wendell Depot, Erving and Farley Flats, but not sure where Kempfield is.
Thanks!
Gerry

Millers River Flyfisher said...

Hey Gerry,

The Kempfield Run is at Wendell Depot. It's the section that starts at the railroad trestle below the rt2 bridge, runs through a long, curving run and ends in a long slow pool. The real action starts at that curving run. Approach from the north side of the river. If you approach from the south side, via a power substation, you are on the wrong side. My Guide to Flyfishing the Millers has all the info you need.

Ken

Anonymous said...

Ken: Used your guide on Sunday to find , and fish Buckman's Run, Rezendes Pool, and the other two runs. What a treasure map!
Magnificent country that I would never have found, seen or fished without your guide. Its a priceless aid.

Rick