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.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Finally - The Swift Low and at 55




The drop on the online flow gauge Friday was a dead giveaway. 140 cfs to 20cfs meant only on thing (hopefully). The "bubbler" was back in operation. I didn't take the walk to the "Y" pool to confirm it with a visual sighting. All I needed was to check the temp at the "pipe" this morning and it read 55 degrees!!! The above left photo is what it looked like two hours ago. Look familar?? I hadn't planned to fish but I was there with an hour to kill so in I went. The chill from the bottom release felt great. The water was actually a bit too low and it took a while to adjust to it. After a few casts at the pipe I went upstream to the gauge section and cast a size 18 BWO dry to a rising fish. He took, bent the bamboo, then came to the net. He was the first of two browns from that skinny water. I have to admit that I have dry flies on the brain and I don't think there's a cure. With the Millers blown out for the next two weeks the Swift has come back to form in the nick of time.
Finally!!
Ken

5 comments:

bobo said...

Ken,
I too found the low level awesome. Arrived at the Hatchery Hole early yesterday and took three browns on an elk hair caddis. Lots fun and little company.
bobo

Millers River Flyfisher said...

I saw two other browns taken this morning. This used to be a rainbow river but the warmer water must of changed things. We'll see how things settle out over the next few weeks.

Ken

Jackson said...

I too made it out saturday. Unfortunately the fish really wanted nothing to do with me. Fished pretty hard below the rt9 bridge to where it gets riffly... a pretty good stretch. Saw good fish feeding but couldnt figure it out. fished tan x-caddis, EHC, stimulator, sulphurs, attractors... they didnt want any of it. I was fishing pretty slow sections of water with a friend who was fishing hardware so that added a new dimension. Oh well, looking forward to getting back there. Its amazing how much lower and colder the water is. Exciting

Millers River Flyfisher said...

I met one flyfisher who saw many fish at the duck pond but couldn't get them to hit. I think that many have been fishing over them and they have become a bit shy. I bet that anyone who fishes the areas that don't receive much traffic will land fish especially with all of the browns in the river.

Ken

Jackson said...

went back today from 11:30 to just before 2:00 and had the same treatment. Fished the Y pool with two others. Sporatic rises a few caddis and midges here and there. Tried small tan nymphs and small caddis pupa, #22 midge dries and small BWO emergers but with no success. I'm using a new leader right now that is tinted green and im wondering if that is effecting my fishing at all. its 6x which is typically what I fish. One fellow was having good luck with small copper johns without the bead but I had nothing similar to that. The Y pool really looks great right now though.