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.

Monday, August 5, 2013

August On The EB


The EB has survived the July heat waves and I mean really survived. The browns and 'bows are still there and are being taken in the evening and the early morning hours on the surface and below it. This week daytime temperatures will stay in the 70's with nighttime temps in the low fifties. This river will cool off and stay cool.

Fish the EB. It's worth it!!

Ken

9 comments:

tbooth said...

Ken, great news. Any word on how the Millers is doing in the Roylason area? Thanks in advance.

Bob O said...

That's one beautiful brown.

Millers River Flyfisher said...

tbooth,

I haven't fished the Royalston area since early June so I really don't know.

Bob O,

That's an EB brown of about 16 inches. There must be something about that river because the browns turn golden in that water.

Ken

Falsecast said...

Ken, I assume that's the gorge section. BTW, in your new photo, I am assuming that is what you call Slant Rock pool. I fish there a lot too, but don't know it by that name.

How do you think the main stem of the westfield is fishing these days? Does that hold up in summer? I usually hit that section (under mass pike, etc.) only in spring.

I'd like to get out, but right now it looks like the Swift, and the crowds, is the only choice.

Millers River Flyfisher said...

Falsecast,

That photo was taken at the Bliss Pool.

Slant Rock Pool - that name can apply to dozens of spots on the EB and that's why I chose it for one really nice spot. I'm sure many have fished it and I'll probably pinpoint it out in the near future.

Ken

Falsecast said...

Funny, I call the "Bliss Pool", "Flat Rock".

I doubt there is a need to pinpoint it as you said there are many "slant" rocks. Finding your spots is a big part of the fun.

I am always interested in what a "real" name of a pool is based on it's history and what people called it a long time ago. I bascially have a host of names I give spots, but they are just made up in my head. "Tree pool", "big rock", "Mass Pike", etc. You seem to have a good grasp on the real names. Thanks.

Millers River Flyfisher said...

I have a good grasp of the names of pools and runs on the Millers because I researched by asking what was left of the old timers who fished that river before 1953 when they stopped stocking. The Gorge Pool is one, the Kempfield is another. Those names go back to the 1930's. Unfortunately some locals, without any clue to local fly fishing history, are trying to relabel these places with names that regulars of decades ago would never recognize. My Millers Guide corrects that.

The EB is another story. I spoke to many who have fished that branch and the ONLY named pool I could come up with was the Hemlock Pool 10 minutes below the yellow gate. He was an old timer and he said that was the name. I call it the Hemlock Pool.

I write about the Bliss Pool and call it that because it is across from a sign that says "Bliss State Park". If anyone knows it, or others, as another name and that name goes back a few decades I'd like to know.

Trout streams have their legacy. We should preserve the original names.

Ken

Falsecast said...

Keep the traditions alive Ken! I have heard the pool on the lower EB (about 1 mile before the dam) called the "Rainbow Pool" for what it's worth.

Millers River Flyfisher said...

Falsecast,

There's a spot not far below "Indian Hollow" (where TU has there annual May outing)that may be called, if I remember, the Rainbow Pool. Nice pool!! Above Indian Hollow there is a gorge that again, if I remember, may be close the size of the gorge far upstream.

Here we are in the 21st century talking about parts of a river that may or may not exist right here in Massachusetts!!!

Ken