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, May 22, 2009

Millers River Update - Thursday, May 21


Early last evening found me on the Millers for a great two hours. I first hit the stretch in Erving center just below the lower C&R boundry. Four rainbows came to the net courtesy of an olive soft hackle. All were caught about a 100 yards downstream from the bridge. I then went upstream to the Kempfield Run. The river was running about 500cfs which is easily wadable but just a bit high perfect dry fly action. About 7pm a nice hatch of sulphurs began to appear in the upper part of the run where the riffles smooth out to that beautiful glide. A few browns responded and I caught two with a sulphur comparadun. I would of stayed later but I had a very early start to today's work.
Tonight I tie some flies and tomorrow I'll make an early trip to the EB of the Westfield, a river that has baffled me and a number of others this Spring.
The Millers season has really started. Good flows, lots of caddis and mayflies and plenty of trout.
GO FISHING!!!!!!
Ken

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good to see that the flows are down on this river. Hope to fish it this weekend.

Anonymous said...

Great morning on the Millers with eight trout and three smallies caught. Picked up one very nice brown about nineteen inches, I'd guess. It had a small silver tag on dorsal fin. I had it in hand but it broke off before I could read it. Anyone know about these tags.

Millers River Flyfisher said...

Sounds like a great morning!!! I think that the tagged browns are some fish that Rodney Flagg of Flagg's Flies sponsors.

pickerpete said...

Thanks for the info about the tag MRF. We'll see how the river treats me tomorrow.

Millers River Flyfisher said...

Good luck tomorrow Pete. I mentioned in this post the Erving center stretch of the river. This is a great spot and I NEVER see anyone fishing it. It stays shaded for most of the afternoon due to the trees and the hill on the south bank. The river was pretty swift just below the bridge due to the narrow chute that it flows through so I fished and had all my luck a 100 yards below the bridge. When the river drops into the 300cfs range the area just below the bridge comes alive. Use the links on this site to check the flows for the Millers.

Ken

pickerpete said...

Thanks Ken. I'll give it a go.

Gerry said...

Ken, any word on the Swift? Lower Forty says it is fishable at 300CFs but I doubt that. Any idea about when/if they will go back to releasing water from the bubbler?
Tight lines!

Gerry said...

Ken, any word on the Swift? Lower Forty says it is fishable at 300CFs but I doubt that. Any idea about when/if they will go back to releasing water from the bubbler?
Tight lines!

pickerpete said...

Ken, thanks for the tip on the Erving Center stretch you described. Landed eight trout and a dozen spunky smallies. More importantly had a great time on some very nice water--a great morning of fishing.

Millers River Flyfisher said...

Gerry, Fished the Y Pool last Sunday at 425cfs. It was the only spot that was fishable. I stopped fishing the lower Swift last December when it went over 300cfs. That is the upper limit for me. I got teased by the river when it dropped to 275cfs on Friday but it's back up past 300 again. There is no word when the bubbler will be fixed.

I might try it Sunday morning.

Yeah Pete, where there any browns caught by you this morning in that Erving stretch??

pickerpete said...

A few, more bows than browns through.
Pete

Jackson said...

i fished the swift the 21st and found it very fishable. fished the tail section of the Y bringing a 17 inch bow and a 17-18inch laker to the net on nymphs. water was in the high 200's.