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, October 11, 2009

Columbus Day Weekend - The Millers/The Swift




Saturday afternoon on the Millers was a time I'd like to forget. Gale force winds out of the west made casting a chore and fishing miserable. The air was full of BWO's that were being blown all over. I saw one rise during my two hours on the Kempfield and when I managed to hook my hat because of the wind I decided to call it a day and made plans for an early morning attack on the Swift.

Sunday morning, air temp. at 31 degrees, and the "Pipe" has five anglers at 7:15am. Gary says that on Thursday there were hundreds of trout just below the outflow with one angler hooking about 50 of them. Today it was a different story. Too few trout to be seen and too many anglers. So I crossed over the river and headed upstream to work the riffles from the gauge station downstream. I've had egg patterns on the brain lately so the fly choice was obvious. The results were good. Five good 'bows ordered eggs for breakfast! I added another in the riffles below the pipe section. It was a good 2 1/2 hours away from the crowd. The pipe is a good section especially if you're the only one there which is rare. It pays to move around and "explore". Double-click the middle photo to check out the "crew" at the Pipe.

Ken

5 comments:

Paul said...

Ken,it almost looks like the salmon run in New York!!!

BobO said...

You're right Ken, it pays to move around. I met up with a friend who spin fishes late yesterday afternoon - had never been to the Y pool or flyfished. Took him up to the bubbler aquarium and showed him how to drift a worm/midge combo. A few takes but no hookups. Later below the bridge he cast spinners to likely spots and took a rainbow and a small brookie. Great introduction for him, and working the less popular areas proved to produce. Below the bridge we fished stretches where we saw no one else (except the heron), and we took good fish till dusk.

BobO said...

BTW Ken your blog clock is off by three hours.

Cluster said...

i was up at the millers yesterday for a few hours. Couldnt find the fish. Fished the wendell depot section from above the upper trestle in the fast riffle water down to the big boulder. Didnt see a single rise or a single hit on my nymphs. I was fishing a WD40 with a heavy stonefly. Also tried a czech nymph with the WD40. Not so much as a hit. It sure was a pretty day though.

Cluster said...

oh by the big boulder i mean the kempfield pool boulder.