Autumn On The EB

Autumn On The EB
The Millers - Experience the best brown trout fly fishing in Massachusetts. This river only gets better as the Summer rolls on with Autumn being prime time!! Day long trips or "Evening Rise" excursions are available. There are over forty miles of river and I will take you to the "best" sections. I have over twenty years of experience on my "home" river. The "EB of the Westfield" - Wild and beautiful is the only way to describe the EB. There's a lot of water here but I know where to go when I want to catch trout!! After a trip you will too whether it's surface or subsurface action that you like. If it's a wilderness experience that you're looking for then let me take you to the "EB". The Swift - Let's "de-mystify" this river. 20 trout days, year round, are not uncommon on this river. It's technique and fly selection that counts. I can introduce you to that experience. "Dry Fly 101 - Dry fly fishing is the "soul" of fly fishing. The "fly fishing schools" will "scan" this method but I teach the classic upstream approach in depth. In over forty years of fly fishing I have caught more trout on a dry fly than with all other methods. I teach this method on "a river" so you can carry it forward season after season. RATES Full Day (7am-1pm) $150 per per person, $225 for two (lunch included) Evening Rise -(5:30 till dusk) $90 per person, $155 for two Dry Fly 101 - $60 for 3 hours

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Millers, Swift and EB Update


OK, It's time to start fishing until the ice begins to form next Winter. It's almost May so there are no excuses except when the water levels go nuts as they have on the Millers. We will have more rain within 24 hours of this writing so watch the gauges on this blog especially for the Millers. To get a good read on the EB check the gauge reading for the WEST BRANCH OF THE WESTFIELD. It is dam free and a few miles from the EB. The gauge isn't effected by a dam. If the water is dropping on the West Branch then it is dropping in the C&R section of the EB!!

The Millers - The annual stock of browns is scheduled for May 2nd. Before that moron from Winchendon howls about me talking about mentioning STOCKING when I have said that I will not LET ME JUST SAY that I have worked long and hard to get AND keep browns in this river for over 25 years. I'm also proud of this accomplishment, having scheduled the event for 5 years and have mentioned this event over the last 7 years that I've written this blog. It's the reason that the Millers fishes so well through the season. BTW, I'm told that TU is continuing to work this event again - very good!!!

The Swift - Lots of fish. I've seen them, caught them and my clients have done the same. If you are getting zeros above RT 9 then fish below RT 9. You can't really see the fish there soooo it's going to be harder, I guess.

The EB - Go fish!! As mentioned above you have to check the levels of neighboring rivers for the next few weeks. It really begins to hop by mid May!!

The guy in the photo - that's Charlie from Evening Sun Fly Shop on the Millers!! Spend your money there!!!!!!! You'll get a great deal and will be shopping local!

Ken

10 comments:

flyfisher1000 said...

ken

is that..."thousand-acre-run...behind Charlie?

Millers River Flyfisher said...

It's the Gorge Pool.

Ken

Bob O said...

I was encouraged to see water coming over the Quabbin spillway - at a pretty good clip. Wonder if any salmon or lakers will follow?

Tightlines guys.

Millers River Flyfisher said...

Bob O,

Good to hear from you!!

Salmon or lakers over the spillway - Maybe but this usually happens in the Fall when these species are moving around (especially the salmon) to spawn and will follow a current. In July 2009 the Quabbin spilled over big time but no lake fish followed. They were deep then and didn't need to follow a current since the surface water temperature was in the 70's. Maybe some will be up and around the surface during the Spring but I wouldn't count on it for a fishing experience on the Swift.
Keep an eye out for them but don't count on it.

Ken

Anonymous said...

Hit the EB on Friday and hooked into a few browns and a rainbow. Water was high but very fishable.

Millers River Flyfisher said...

Anonymous,

Thanks for the EB report. I assume that you fished the Chesterfield Gorge section. Hearing about the browns is good news since browns usually don't go in until mid May. I was really wondering about any holdovers on that section after the winter that we had. I plan to fish this section this upcoming week.

Ken

tincup said...

looks like millers at royalson is around 900 with a rain free weeks would it be fishable on Thursday could it drop that quick thanks

Anonymous said...

Yeah I caught them all around the sign for Gilbert. Not sure but I think I saw the truck coming in as I was leaving. Enjoy

Millers River Flyfisher said...

Anonymous,

When I say "EB" I'm referring to the EAST Branch of the Westfield, not the Swift. It's been that way for the last 6 years.

Ken

Millers River Flyfisher said...

Anonymous,

Oh Boy, did I make a mistake. When you said 'Gilbert" my first thought was Gilbertville on the east side of Quabbin and near the East Branch of the Swift. Then Terry reminded me that Mr Bliss (who the EB pool is named after as far as I'm concerned) had a first name of GILBERT. My apology.

I was there tonight. More on that later.

Ken