Autumn On The EB

Autumn On The EB

Friday, July 25, 2014

This Weekend - Where To Go And A Lost Rod Tip On The Millers

It is dead mid Summer and logic says go to the Swift. It's a safe bet because of the cold water and the fish population but there are options.

The EB - I guided someone with limited dry fly experience this past Tuesday evening with flows below 200cfs BUT we had rising trout throughout the evening. There are many trout there and with the bump in the flow this week AND with high temperatures in the 70 to 80 degrees with night time temps in the 50's we are talking about opportunities in the evenings and especially in the early morning. Give it a shot!!

The Millers - Up and down and up and down. It's down NOW. Fish in the evening and not in the morning if you plan to get there after 7am. Maybe I should of said 4am because that's when I had my best morning Summer results. Fish the Wendell section in the evening into the dark. My best dry fly fishing on this river over the past 30 years has been at dusk on the lower river!

Back to the EB. The weekly rain, be it a regional storm or a local t'storm, has kept this river fishing as good as 2009 which was the best season in the last five years. Try to make an evening on this river!!

If you lost a rod tip (maybe a 4pc 5wt)on the Millers just email me and I will try to reunite your family.



Brendan said...

Had a nice day on the Swift on Sunday... in and out of downpours and thunderstorms.

Plenty of picky trout rising to a nice midge hatch all morning below the pipe. Size 30s were good and 32s were better.

Picked up a few more in the afternoon/evening north of route 9. The sulfur hatch was sparse, perhaps due to the unstable weather, or perhaps because it winding down all together.

Anonymous said...

Brendan, where do you buy size 32 hooks? I have been scouring the internet looking for them.

Brendan said...

Mike, I've also scoured the internet myself and come up empty handed. TMC used offer a size 32 (model #518) but they either no longer make them or they no longer distribute them in the USA. I have a few dozen flies tied on those hooks and a precious few hooks left, so I try and use them sparingly.

Size 30s are a bit easier to find. Gamakatsu sells a decent midge hook in sizes 26, 28 & 30 and I've bought them from the Bearsden (hope it's okay to plug a local shop here). I try and make do with flies tied short and sparse on the size 30 hooks, but it's not always the same as a true 32.

Millers River Flyfisher said...


Good info! I have resorted to tying small on larger hooks also.


Anonymous said...

Charlie at Evening Sun has the Gamakatsu 28 and 30s as well.

Chris from Warwick said...