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, June 26, 2009

Millers River Browns - Before And After




I was wading through my photo collection while waiting for the Millers to become wadable and ran into these two photos of browns from the Millers. The photo on the left is of a brown taken about two years ago in late May. It was stocked about three weeks before. Notice the light color of that fish. Now check out the other photo. This brown was taken in late May of this year and is surely a holdover fish. All of the browns stocked in the Millers will darken up as the summer rolls on and if luck is with them they will survive the winter and will have that dark golden hue the next season. The neat thing is that I'm seeing more of the darker browns as the seasons roll by.
The Millers is at the 1000cfs level as I write. Still too high for the kind of fishing that I like. I'm thinking that the 500 level will be reached by July 1st. Until then it's the Swift River.
Ken

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow, those are great pics. I was on the Westfield yesterday in the C&R section, and the water levels are great.

Thanks for your site.

Joe

Millers River Flyfisher said...

How did you do on the Westfield?? I've been meaning to hit it as soon as the water dropped. Hopefully this week!!

Ken

Anonymous said...

Well, it is an interesting time for me on the rivers. I am teaching my 10 year old, my girlfriend, and two of my best friends how to fly fish. That means most of my time lately has been spent helping, rather than fishing. Still, I have managed a few rainbows between 14"-17" everytime on generally short outings. I am looking forward to a lot of time on the river later this summer. Maybe I will make it a couple eveings this week.

Anonymous said...

While we're waiting for the Millers
to come back down any sugguestions for fishing the Swift--flies, techniques,ect? I've never fished it so help me out.

Millers River Flyfisher said...

Check out my latest post on the Swift. Then backcast through my posts for entries on the Swift. There's a lot of info there. A general rule of thumb: small flies from #16 through #28 and tippets 6x and smaller.

Ken

Anonymous said...

At what level is the fishing good on the Millers? Looks pretty high right now according to the link on your site . . . I can usually get in some good fishing early mornings on the Deerfield but it's running high all day long. Thanks for the information.

Chris

Millers River Flyfisher said...

The Millers flyfishes well when the flow is at 500cfs or below. 300 is perfect. We are a ways from that now. The last day where the flow was good was on 6/11!!!!

Ken

Chris said...

I was hoping to go wade fishing tomorrow but it looks like the Deerfield and the Millers is out . . . what would you recommend?

Chris said...

By the way, thanks for the information on the Millers. Let's hope it comes down soon . . .