Autumn On The EB

Autumn On The EB

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

The Last Hours Of 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!!



PCG said...

Was able to get out for a couple of hours on x-mas day and it was Hot Spots that did the trick then too. Unfortunately, I didn't tie one on until about an hour & a half into the day, but with that said, I had multiple hook-ups w/i the time that I had left on the river. For what it's worth, I did "tie one on" proper, via White Russians, later in the day ;-D

It's amazing to me how fast, and how definitively, what works on the river changes. Not two days earlier was it the set up, that I'd been using for the past 3 months, that was bringing them to the net rather routinely. That day, it only produced one, maybe two takes.

Happy holiday's to all, and as always, thanks for the blog, know how, and flies Ken!


Will said...

Sometimes on the swift it just feels to me like using somethign different is all it takes. Things are feeling shut down on the usual suspects, then you go and try something different and the same pod of fish act like crazed 8 year olds at chuck-e-cheese!

Would be fun to hit the river now with snow aboard the shore!

Millers River Flyfisher said...

Will and Pete,

I hear you. On Wednesday they clobbered a size 18 jailbird. Today it was a hot spot after many jailbird casts. On Wednesday the regulars were catching them at the PIPE and they were still there at 3:30pm. Today they were gone at 2:00pm I fished after them and caught only one large fish. Things change and we may never know way.

Anonymous said...

Went to the swift this friday. Only hookup had was in the duck pond on a size 18 hotspot which i tied specifically after reading recent posts. The Pipe was packed along with other south of rt 9 favorite spots. Did see a school of about 40 fish on my "hike". Not sure if it was bows or brookies. Thought i saw white on some of the fins. Tried to cast to them, but just spooked the school. Pretty amazing to watch though. Average length had to have been 12 inches at least. Very disapointed not to have fish in hand though.

Scott Nelson said...

Also at the Swift on Friday, great day with #12 orange soft hackle, same fly worked well on the same day last year on those fat rainbows.

the Coach


Happy New Year!

Millers River Flyfisher said...

Ok, I was around the Pipe yesterday too. Caught 3 by the gauge and didn't find a spot by the pipe until 3:30 when I was the only one there. Missed a monster!!


Bob O said...

I was there Jan 1st. When we arrived around 1 pm we were alone at the Pipe. Foul hooked one, landed two, and missed two. Most on SJW, pink or brown. The snow was pretty packed down. Expect there was quite a crowd there in the AM. Wind gusts made it bitter.
Happy New Year.
Bob O

Millers River Flyfisher said...

Bob O,

I was there New Years Eve in the afternoon. Hooked two and landed one with only one other fly angler there. The snow was packed down then too.

Happy New Year to you too!