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.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

A Short Evening On The Millers




First, sorry for the old photo. I believe that I used it last year BUT it shows that change-of-season that is now upon us. It's my blog and I will do what I want (haha).

5:30 to 7ish was the time frame. The flow was at 322cfs at 3:00pm. Close enough to hope for some surface action. MY surface action didn't happen. I took two browns on a subsurface offering that, well, is an odd ball nymph that I didn't have much confidence in. I saw no rising trout in the Upper Kemfield Run which is usually (20 years and running) a good spot. I met another fly fisher who claimed to take a 15 inch brown on a hopper at the tail of the large Kempfield Pool. I saw him hook another fish at mid pool, on a hopper, that broke him off. It fought like a brown. I believe in his 15 inch fish.

The browns are there including the occasional rainbow. Dry Fly fishing, real sight fishing, will begin once the river flow drops into the sub 300cfs range. That is when it begins in the late Summer/Early Fall.

Let's hope that the rains that are predicted for the weekend hold off. That would be great!

I still plan to hit the Swift.

Ken

7 comments:

Tony said...

Sounds Like the river is shaping up juuuuust in time for my work to be slowing down!! Ahh I love fly fishing during the fall!

Tony said...

Ken,

I've fished the river before, but am getting into the Spey game. Last I was there (June I think) I spoke with an ol' timer getting some practice under the bridge at wendell swinging a fly. He only had a yarn swatch tied on for practice.
Have you ever seen anyone swinging flies on that stretch? It seems plenty wide enough a river to be fished with a spey rod! I didn't know what kind of looks I'd get with the 13 footer if I showed up some time.
If so, are there any particular spots you may have seen anyone swinging flies?

Let me know. I think I'm gonna give it a go in a week or two, and for the hell of it fish the spey rod. There aren't may running rivers accessible for me (South East/Metro West) that can accomodate some Spey rod practice.

Millers River Flyfisher said...

Tony,

I have "swung" flies before, as have many, without a spey rod. He didn't have a fly on?? One can certainly practice that style with a fly and it may actually result in more fun. As far as getting "looked at" with a 13 footer, who cares!! Have fun with it. That's why we fly fish!!

Ken

browntrout said...

Ken,
Love the picture. I'm afraid the westfield and millers are under seige again. The Westfield is 700cfs and rising straight vertical at this moment. The Millers? Damn this weather...
-BT

Millers River Flyfisher said...

And 11 hours later the EB is over 1600cfs!!!! The Millers is at 900+ and rising. I've heard that the Deerfield hasn't fully recovered from the flood.

I'm going to the Swift.

Ken

Mary said...

I started two handed skagit and scandi casting a year ago and it is a blast. The Millers has plenty of room for that, no doubt. I have a Dec Hogan 4wt. 11'9" for my lighter flies and the Deer Creek 12'6" for heavier flies. I had the best year ever swinging flies with the scandi. good luck.

Millers River Flyfisher said...

Mary,

The Millers has plenty of room for your rods for sure. As I said earlier, "Have fun". That's why we fish! That's why we hit our favorite streams at dawn (like today)and work over those careful Swift River rainbows.

Life is good on a trout stream.

Ken