The Kempfield Pool
It was one of those bluebird days, great for leafbeeping but not so good for flyfishing. At least that is how I feel about clear, blue skies but the Millers had dropped into the 300cfs range and that was good enough for me. My time was limited and not at the prime time of late afternoon so there I was at 3pm with two hours to make something happen.
I began to cross the lower trestle at the top of the Kempfield section when I saw that two fly fishers had taken up the area below the island. I entered the water above them but in 20 minutes they reeled up and left. I fished through their section and saw no rising fish but a glimpse downstream revealed what looked like a rise. Fallfish?? A late season bass?? As I made my way down to investigate more rises were spied. The water was low enough to get into position for some upstream dry fly fishing - the best!!! It was then that I saw them - OLIVES. Nice #18 sailboats gliding down the current. It didn't seem like BWO weather but I didn't complain. In short, 5 browns and 1 dark, handsome rainbow came to the net.
Soon it was over and so was my time for the day. I had no complaints because this is what I dream about all year long. Autumn on the Millers with clear, low water and rising trout. I had done well in that short time and that memory will hold me through the long winter which is just around the corner.
Fish the Millers now! Water levels are good and will stay good if the rain holds off.