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, January 3, 2013

Time To Tie Flies (And Fish The Swift) The Swift Serendipity



This is the time of year when we tie flies, mountains of flies!!! For those of us that live within two hours of the Swift we can tie those flies and not have to wait until April to get them wet. I finished 2012 working a Swift Serendipity below the Pipe. It works anywhere that you have riffles or choppy water.

Here's the recipe:

scud hook - size 14 through 20
Body - red kevlar for the body. I like the waxy shine of kevlar. Keep it slim.
Wing - a tag of white turkey flat
head - dark red or reddish brown dubbing.

That's it!! A very simple fly that loves fast water

Ken

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting that Ken.I will try it next time I fish the Swift.
Do you add weight to the fly when you fish it?

Mike

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the pattern it looks great with kevlar.
Could the turkey flat be substituted with Antron yarn or white cdc?

Thanks

Bakir

Millers River Flyfisher said...

Mike,

Usually I'll add a micro shot 18 inches above the fly. Lately with the low flow on the Swift I haven't.

Bakir,

The turkey flat sinks the fly quickly which is what I want. The other materials would keep it in the film which will work on some occasions.

Ken

Will said...

Ken, try tying up a serendipity with flexi-floss and some senyo lazer dub UV dubbing for the "wing". You can play with the tension of the flexi-floss to change body taper and the nature of the material makes a really nice ribbing on the fly. Not going to work any better than the beauties you posted... just a fun option to try :)

Millers River Flyfisher said...

Will,

I'll try that!

Ken

Tony said...

Love the winter Tying posts ken! Keep them coming!! Headed home after work tonight to clean up my tying desk...gotta spend some quality bench time! Starting a weekly/bi-weekly tying night with my brother-in law

PCG said...

Had a really nice visual morning yesterday on the Swift. W/ only 3-fish to hand and a couple of spits to speak of in 4-hours, it was the scenery that sticks out in my mind.
Fished a couple of spots that I hadn't been to in a few years, above the gauge below rt.9, that were nice to reacquaint myself with. Landed a decent 'bow that was a bit buttery in color compared to the usual green or silver hues observed.
Not all bad for the first drifts of 2013.

~Pete

PCG said...

I forgot to add above that I must be doing something wrong w/ this fly as it's never produced for me at all. I can honestly say that I've never caught a fish w/ it. Because of this post, I fished it pretty heavily on Sunday to no avail. Now, I never fished it by itself, but rather used it as my top fly for a few different droppers in a few different areas, w/ and w/o weight, and still nothing. Perplexing IMO, as it seems like a reliable fly for a lot of people. Again, it must be something that I'm doing, or not doing...

~Pete

Millers River Flyfisher said...

I've never had great luck using this fly in pools or slow water. Riffles and pockets are the place for this fly.
Ken

Anonymous said...

Ken,
Thanks for the tip of fishing the serendip in riffles. My question is are there fish in the faster water in the winter? Would you consider the pipe spot a riffle? What fly would you recommend for deep pools?
I'll stop there but have many more questions. Going smelting in ME this weekend so i guess i don't need them answered anyways.
Thanks for the blog, its great!
Cliff