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, January 13, 2014

First Cast Of 2014 - The Swift Of Course



Finally, a break in the weather!! I didn't even bother to watch the complete Patriots game Saturday night because I wanted a very early start Sunday morning. That decision made me the THIRD vehicle at the PIPE at 7am!!! It beats an 8am start when you really have to wait your turn. Thankfully, it didn't get too crowded for the three hours that I was there (they must have watched the whole game) and by the end it was just three of us that I could see. It was a good time.

The dropper was a Scud and the point fly was a McPhail Buzzer. The Scud took two 10 inch rainbows while the Buzzer took another two tiny bows and three BIG bows. Big means 16 inches.

I've had an "on again, off again" relationship with that chironomid fly. It makes sense on the Swift to have them ready and for 2014 I'll put more trust in them. Google "McPhail Buzzer" to get a good photo of this fly and instructions. I like using stripped peacock for the body and my flies were not lacquered but they still worked.

We will gain 10 minutes of sunlight this week. Think Spring!!

Ken

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ken - I knew we were gaining daylight - but 10' is more than I thought. Awesome to see that! Glad you got on a few fish.

will

Anonymous said...

What size McPhail Buzzer do you use?
Scott

Millers River Flyfisher said...

Scott,

I was using a size 14. Now I've tied up some 16's and 18's just in case!

Ken

Paul said...

I have to give that a try on #18 and #22 with UV resin . what do you think ?

Paul said...

Ken, I just got materials from H&H I ordered to tie something similar called "Winter Warrior SBS" I got it from Globalyfisher.com , its a take off of the Rainbow Warrior.

Paul said...

Correction, I got the pattern from the fly fishing forum...

Millers River Flyfisher said...

Paul,

UV resin is standard for this fly. I haven't used it yet.

Ken