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.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009


It's been a funny start to this Millers season. Last weekend, on a day where the temps hit the 80's and where I saw a BAT flying around in mid-day, I managed to land a couple of 'bows on the lower river.
This past Sunday morning, with temps in the high fifties and with water temps the same, I figured that I'd have more success. That wasn't the case. I met up with my friend Rick who probably has more consectutive years on this river then anyone. We fished hard at the Kempfield - no luck!! Off we went to the dam at Orange center. This is usually a hotspot in the Spring. Forgetaboutit!!!!!!!!!!!! The few other flyfishers that I met didn't seem to be faring any better. I got an email from a fly angler who worked the Bears Den that morning. His message = "skunked". So what does this mean? It means that for Sunday, May 3rd, 2009, the trout were the winners. This will always happen and on the Millers it seems to happen more often in the Spring. Actually, it's kind of nice to see that those "truck trout" rainbows are learning quickly!!
The browns go into the Bears Den this Friday and into the lower C&R the Friday after.
Better days will be here again. I'll keep you posted. If you had success on the Millers within the past week then give us a post. Bragging, if it's true, is encouraged!!
The photo is from the bridge at Wendell Depot looking downstream. It's the beginning of the lower C&R.
Ken

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I hit the Kempfield Monday, water temp was 56, flow around 450cfs, a fair amount of caddis activity.... I didn't see 1 rise, I didn't see anything stirring about in the water. Nothing, from the upper trestle pool through the end of the Kempfield. Didn't even see any beavers. Drove upstream, didn't see anyone fishing, didn't see 1 dimple on the water. Pretty sad.

Millers River Flyfisher said...

Heard the same report coming from the Westfield. The Squannacock was yeilding the same results a week or so ago. The fish are there and more went into the Millers this week. Things will improve.

Anonymous said...

Well, it's a moot subject now with the past few days of rain and more coming. Will they still stock the browns in the upper and lower sections with high water flow?

Millers River Flyfisher said...

Yes, the browns will be stocked unless it's too high to safely float the river. In fact, anything between 400-800cfs would be great.

Ken

pickerpete said...

Same story. Thought I'd bang 'em last weekend. Nothing but one smallie.
Pete

pickerpete said...

Same story. Thought I'd be bangin' 'em last weekend. Just one smallie.
Looks like high water for a while.
Better days are commin'.