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.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Kempfield On The Millers - Sept. 19




I hit the Kempfield Pool at 4pm on Saturday afternoon to find that I was the 6th one there soon to be part of a group of 8 that were working this great section. It was like fishing the Farmington - lots of anglers and lots of rising browns. First, there was a great hatch of BWO's being blown around by the wind. Soon the wind let up and a large mayfly appeared. I'd like to call it the "white fly" but I'll refrain from that. It was white for sure but a bit smaller than the famous white fly. The browns began a steady attack on this insect until the air was full of what looked like a pumkin caddis. I was covered with them!!
I took three good browns and lost three others. It was a good three hours on the Millers. The best dry fly fishing of the year is RIGHT NOW. Don't miss it.
Ken

7 comments:

Cluster said...

sweet report ken.. i've gotta get out there again before it gets too late. i think ive only made it out there twice this summer. The kempfield pool is the one right in wendell depot below the railroad trestle? Thats the only spot ive fished on that river so far. Definitely a really nice riffle there by the boulder. Driving along rt 2 its clear that there is a lot of quality water on that river though.

Millers River Flyfisher said...

Cluster,

Right, that's the Kempfield Pool. If you follow the tracks upstream you'll find the Upper Trestle Pool, another great spot.

Ken

Millers River Flyfisher said...

Cluster,

Right, that's the Kempfield Pool. If you follow the tracks upstream you'll find the Upper Trestle Pool, another great spot.

Ken

Kate said...

Hi Ken, I was one of the 8 guys there, fished the riffles right above Kempfield. My wife was on the bank knitting. I also noticed the white mayfly but only saw a few of those caddis you mentioned. I was getting skunked up until dusk where I picked up a few browns on a yellow stimulator and a pale yellow sparkle dun. Did you see those pale yellow/green mayflies? That's what I tried to match.

I first tried to hit the Bearsden section, but the walk from the Bearsden road parking lot was much farther than I thought and the lady has a newly torn hamstring. After 20 min in we turned back. On a map, Bearsden road goes practically up to the river, but in reality the gate makes you walk the last 1+ miles I think. Is this the parking lot you normally depart from?

Greg

Anonymous said...

Hi Ken:
Hit the Kempfield late Monday afternoon.
Two other anglers, one at the first bend and another in the glide. So after nymphing the top section just below the big rock with no success, I went way down to the riffles below the last brook on the West side (Osgood Brook ?).
At around 5pm fish started to show. Took three chubby Browns on top with a foam head indicator Parachute. They dug in like nails. Hardly no runs at all, but tough to beach in that current. Got a great picture of one, but can't seem to post it here.

The river is ideal right now, with conditions for every fishing style. It should be a classic Autumn fishery.

Regards,
Rick
RI

Millers River Flyfisher said...

Greg,

I think you tried to get to the Bears Den from the wrong side of the river. Bears Den Rd. is in Athol and is a long walk. Go in from South Royalston off of Gulf Rd. It's a one minute walk from the parking lot. Use google maps or buy my Guide to the Millers.

Rick,

You're right about how those browns like to fight. They hit the bottom and start shaking their heads!

Ken

Sam said...

Great reports everyone. Will be fishing the Millers Friday and cannot wait to get there.