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.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

The EB And Some Open Dates


The EB is perfect!! The fish are there and the flows are very fishable. I spent about two hours there this evening and took 4 bows on a size 8 orange and partridge. That's right - a size 8. I've been waiting since January to throw that large fly into the riffles and runs of that river because that's where it works best. In fact, I spent the two hours just working one 30 yard stretch because it was just too beautiful to leave. The Bliss Pool and Slant Rock will be there for another time.

My favorite river?? Maybe.

I have some open guiding dates: Sat. May 24, Sat. June 7, Mon, June 9, Sat, June 14. These are for day long trips on the Millers, EB and the Swift and every time I do this I book up quickly. First come, first served. Just EMAIL me to grab a spot.

Look for the Millers to get down to the 600 cfs range by this weekend if it doesn't rain. I like flows below 500 at this time of year but.....

Ken

8 comments:

Tom said...

Ken was the road down to the Bliss Pool on the EB in good enough condition for a sedan like a Toyota Corolla. Going to hit it up tomorrow and need to decide between taking my truck or car. I drove it last year in the car with no problem but didn't know if winter changed things.

Millers River Flyfisher said...

Tom,

The road is pretty much as it was last year just a little worse. It will be that way each year. The next generation of fly fishers may not have a road but we will let them deal with it. Just drive slowly over the first quarter mile and you will be ok.

Ken

Tom said...

Made it to the EB of the Westfield yesterday, fished it during bankers hours from the gorge all the way past the Bliss pool. The fishing was fantastic I caught over a dozen mix of rainbows and browns, some of the browns were just beefy 16" monsters. Flows are perfect. I did see a few Hendricksons emerging and quite a bit of caddis (not sure what kind) but nothing rising; its still early for the hendricksons. Nymphing was the ticket.

Anonymous said...

If the Miller's is at 158 on right bank 500 ft downstream from King Street bridge in South Royalston.

Does this make the C&R area downstream, fishable?

Millers River Flyfisher said...

What do you think?? Duh!!!!!!
Ken

Anonymous said...

I don't think the USGS readings were right last week and have been since corrected. She's flowing at 219 as of this morning and 1 week ago she went from the mid 500s to mid 400s. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think on average that the gage in Erving will be approx 2 1/2 times the flow of Royalston. Again, I think on "average", after any rain storm surges have ended.

Looks like we'll be seeing some rain storm surges this weekend.

Al

Millers River Flyfisher said...

Al,

The Erving gauge is always higher than the S. Roylston gauge. More flow seeps in as you go downstream, there are more tributaries flowing in below Royalston and you will always have the Tully River flow in Athol to add to the mix. There's the change.

I don't mind the high Spring flows if they mean(sometimes)that we will have good flows through the Summer on the Millers. If we have daily flows above 200cfs through July and August things will be fine.

Ken

Falsecast said...

Ken,

Thanks for the post on the EB. I thought of going earlier in the week as I had two days off.

Instead I went to the Housy and it was great! Lots of nicely colored browns including two tiny wild fish which I always like to see. The Hendricksons are just beginning as well as the Green Caddis.

I got all of my fish, including a couple of big holdovers (beautifully colored) on large Hare's ears and Hendrickson nymphs. I agree with you that I love chucking big flies to non tippet shy fish. Beats the Swift. I'll try to get to the EB next week if the rain this weekend doesn't interfere.