Wednesday, December 26, 2012
I had to get those last few hours out of this rapidly ending 2012 license. The Swift is the place to do it. Got there at before noon and left at after 3pm. The PIPE was crowded (three fishing there) so I fished from the gauge down through the riffles and then went below the tree pool to fish beyond the tree fall. I hooked nine and landed seven on a size 20 hot spot. I fished alone for these three hours and it was just right. I would have liked to throw a cast or three below the PIPE but all the tables there were taken. There are plenty of trout in this river so it all works out.
Tomorrow we are supposed to get snow. 2-4 inches or 4 to 6 inches. Pick your prediction. In any event I hope to be there!!
Posted by Millers River Flyfisher at 5:42 PM
Monday, December 24, 2012
It's been a good year overall although a little bit more rain this past Summer would of been nice. How we have a week left on our old licenses and you can bet that I'll be wringing out every last hour on the Swift. I'm looking forward to it. I'm also looking forward to next year as I change things around a bit on this blog.
Anyway, have a great Holiday season and a great 2013!!
Posted by Millers River Flyfisher at 11:50 AM
Monday, December 3, 2012
This was fun!! The Millers was low and clear on December 2nd. This is rare (20+ years of observation backs this up) so that is way we were there. I caught nothing. My friend landed a good sized bow in the Erving stretch and lost two others. It was good to be fishing this river in December and it was good to be watching the Patriots beat the Dolphins in a Millers Falls bar afterwords.
A good day, fishing and afterwords!!!
Posted by Millers River Flyfisher at 8:26 PM
Saturday, December 1, 2012
Snow greeted us today. It IS the first of December BUT the Millers is low and very fishable. This has not always been the case. Usually the Millers at this time of year is high and rolling along. This has been the case for over 20 years but 2012 is one of the exceptions. The flow is around 250cfs and one should make their way out there. Tomorrow (Sunday) will have temps around 50 degrees. You will not freeze to death if dressed right and the trout will not be too slowed down by frigid waters to get interested in your offering. I'll be there around mid day, fishing the afternoon and then catching the Patriots killing the dolphins in the second half.
This is bonus time on this river. Soon it will be the Swift and the Farmington for the Winter.
The Winter....I hate this time of year. Thank God for the two last rivers that I mentioned. Maybe we can add the Millers for a while.
Posted by Millers River Flyfisher at 5:54 PM