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.

Friday, November 28, 2008

The Day After Thanksgiving - The Swift River



Up at 5:30am, some fast coffee and a bagel and then off to the Swift. Traffic was light but probably not an hour before. The parking lots for BEST BUY anf TARGET were JAMMED with those who actually thought that they would save some $$$ or get something in short supply! Enough of that! Made the water at the "pipe" at 7:00. First one there. Moments later a regular showed up and within less then two hours I was one of SIX working that crowded venue. I had a few taps but no landed fish so I decided to work the section from the crib dam downstream. Good choice! I fished with an indicator (seldom used by me) and a red SJW. I crossed just above the stream gauge and made my way upstream. The result-2 hours by myself with six hard fighting rainbows coming to the net. The video is kind of funny. Here I am with a rod in my right hand and a camera in my left hand. There's no way that I can bring that fish to the net with one hand! I guess I need a cameraman for that stunt. I played that fish longer then I should of but it flew off when I released it so all is well, I hope. I did shoot a photo of it before it's release.

This "crib dam" section is really a charm. It doesn't have the numbers (trout) that the pipe has but the fishing is sublime. Trout come out of nowhere and one has the place to oneself. The section around the gauge station produced really well and remember, this is a section that most just walk by to get to the honey hole downstream.

When I left I saw two flyfishers right below the crib dam. One had a fish on. This is a good place!!

Maybe I'll make a New Year Resolution NOT to fish the pipe if there are more then two other anglers in that section. Maybe!

Ken

4 comments:

Gerry said...

Ken, So the early bird gets the SJW? Nice report. I have also had problems trying to video fish that I am landing one-handed. I have searched on-line for hands-free video mounts, but found nothing practical.
Also, I like the new look of the blog. Well done!

Janis Puibello said...

Hi Ken...I love the video! The blog looks really good, thanks for keeping it going and keeping those of us in fishing withdrawal with a little fix!
Jan

Millers River Flyfisher said...

Gerry, Maybe I could get an old automatic reel and have a better chance filming and landing fish!! Anyway, had a strange morning today. I saw only ONE other angler below rt9. Guess everyone slept in. So did the trout! Took five from the crib dam all the way down to the downed tree. tough but fun.

Ken

Millers River Flyfisher said...

Jan, "fishing withdrawl"?? You need a fix!!! Hit the Swift before we get buried in snow.

Ken