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, July 22, 2012

This Dry Summer - The Swift And The EB

It feels like 2010 all over again!! Days and then weeks without rain and smothering heat on top of that. The browns on the Millers survived that 2010 Summer and should survive this one but the shrunken flow is not much fun for fishing. With limited time to fish the fly angler will look for other waters. That's where the Swift comes in. The Swift is a sport saver. The last two weeks have seen a 120 cfs flow of ice water and this is the ticket when the air temperature is in the mid 90's. So is the evening surface action that I've had the pleasure of experiencing. I've avoided the crowds above RT9 and spent my evenings around the PIPE where I've seen plenty of fish working the emerging sulphurs and cream cahills. What I really like is the surface fishing for those little native brookies that hid in the weeds around the hatchery intake. A six inch fish is a good fish on this stretch. An eight incher is a monster!!!! Where else in New England can I cast a dry fly for native brookies during this Summer??? Not many places!!! The EB - For the first time during the life of this blog I will not tell you where all the TROUT are on this bony, trickle of a river. You'll have to find out for yourself. For those who thought that they were all dead from the heat I can say that you're all wrong. Pray for RAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ken

10 comments:

bbd said...

ken, is that picture below the beaver pond at the gorge? just after that area is a few holes on the back side of the little island.all way's good for a couple . bbd

Falsecast said...

I was up at the Swift last night and promised myself I'd only fish Hoppers and Ants regardless of what I see hatching on the water. Haven't chased trout in a few weeks. Lots of action! Ended up releasing 6 or 7 fish and had an equal amount of bumps and rises. Did take a 19 inch Bow that I admired in the net for how brilliant the colors were and for how fine the fins were. Most stockers are dull and beaten up. Impressive how the fish color up in the Swift.

Also, caught a Brookie and 4 Browns all about 10 - 12 inches. I wonder if they put some in recently? I wonder if there are any Salmon left? Only game in town right now. Happy Summer!

PCL said...

Does anyone know, or have an idea, on how crowded the Swift is going to be this weekend w/ TU in Spfld, for the N-East conference?
Do you think they'll focus their attentions above rt.9 or will we see them below too?

Anonymous said...

Did well up from rt 9 today, lots of men and women fishing and though it was not fast, everyone seemed to be hooking up a time or two at least on a wide range of items.

Millers River Flyfisher said...

Prediction - the Swift will be crowded this weekend with or without that gang in Springfield.

Ken

Mike said...

Ken,

You are a prophet and a soothsayer!

Millers River Flyfisher said...

bbd,

I don't know what you call the "beaver pond". The photo is of the "hemlock pool". A regular of the EB told me of it a few years ago. I've never seen any beavers there but there are plenty of hemlocks so that is what I call it. There are plenty of trout there too!! Hopefully this rain will cause the trout to move around!

Ken

Tony said...

Any recent updates of evening action at the Swift? Headed out there this week! Been way too long to mention publically how long it's been since I've fished. (okay so I've soaked a few lines this year) but I've got the itch!! It's been months since I've smelled the crisp air of the Quabbin.

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Alaska Fishing Tackle said...

I usually go fishing during summer. had a lot of success in tournaments during the summer and it's because I like to fish structure in deep water.