Sunday, April 29, 2012
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Posted by Millers River Flyfisher at 5:03 PM
Labels: guided trips on th East Branch of the Westfield River, Guided trips on the Miller River, guided trips on the Swift River
Monday, April 16, 2012
With the Millers blown out by the canoe race flood the easy choice was the Swift. Even if the Millers had perfect flows the Swift would still have been a good choice. First, I love fishing tiny flies and light lines and I like well educated trout. The Swift fills the bill on both counts!!
"Glossosoma" is the genus name for what I saw littering the surface on Saturday and Sunday. This tiny caddis likes to run around on the surface and trout will chase them. The surface action was light even with the kazillion surface flies. Could the trout be feeding on emmerging insects? On went a #22 pinhead and that was the answer. I took 18 on Saturday and the fellow that I guided Sunday made it to the double digits.
The Swift is truly a great river.
Posted by Millers River Flyfisher at 5:34 PM
Labels: Fly Fishers Guide To The Millers River, guided trips on th East Branch of the Westfield River, Guided trips on the Miller River, guided trips on the Swift River
Saturday, April 7, 2012
6:45 am and there were no cars at either Y Pool lot. I was the only one at the PIPE where I caught 7 in an hour just above the TREE. Then I went to the Y.
The spillway is still spilling but it's a smaller flow. There are trout in that ARM but I couldn't wait to mid afternoon for the predictable rise. The Bubbler arm was DEAD. I fished the Y Pool proper, caught one and missed another all on tiny dries.
The Millers - I'm worried! This has been the driest first quarter that this State has ever seen. 18 Ma rivers are at seasonal record lows. The Millers is probably one of them.
We need rain. We don't need another 2010!!!
Posted by Millers River Flyfisher at 5:25 PM