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.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

The Millers River Sedge

The Millers River Sedge

Last Sunday, while giving a presentation on flyfishing the Millers and Swift Rivers at the Evening Sun Fly Shop, I flashed on the screen a favorite fly of mine. Some of the folks there asked about it. I call it the Millers River Sedge and it's a good searching pattern in the early stages of a caddis hatch. First, it's tied in the time honored wet style which I love. Second, it has the overall molted color scheme of many caddis species. It works very well in riffle sections on a downstream quartering cast or just dead drifted on a short line. I said that I'd post the tying instructions so here they are:

Hook - wet style, sizes 12 to 14
Tail - a few brown grizzly hackle fibers (optional)
Body - orange, olive, tan, grey (you name it) rabbit dubbing
Rib - fine gold wire (optional)
Wing - two matching brown grizzly hackle tips (not too long)
Hackle - brown grizzly hen

Have fun with it!!

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1 comment:

Jeff said...

My friend and I arrived at Evening Sun just before noon on Sunday. We were too late-room was packed. We did want to hear more about the Millers and Swift-maybe next time.
Thanks for the fly recipe-definitely one for the fly box when we venture south from NH to these fabled Mass rivers.