Saturday, August 23, 2014
All Three Rivers Are PERFECT Now!
Ok, I'm back. All that I will say about the 10 days between posts is that I like the Madison but like the Gallatin more!!
As I write this ALL the rivers (Millers, EB and Swift) are in prime condition. Even the reluctant Millers is down into the 200cfs range which is where it should be historically. I guided there Thursday evening with all of the action occurring at sundown. Lots of rising trout and some massive mayfly hatch of some light colored fly that I couldn't identify because of the darkness. Because of the low light (sunset and heavy cloud cover)I opted for a size 14 Millers Bivisible, a big hairwing creation that floats high and can be seen at dusk. It took all of our trout. BTW, 2/3 of our catch were RAINBOWS! That's what a wet summer will do for you!
As the comments from my last two posts show, the EB has been spectacular! Flows have been great all summer with mid August water temperatures being in the low to mid 60's at mid day. It seems that every style of fly has produced if fished carefully and patiently. And for those few who think that I write too much about this river I will say that I was there last night with a friend from the Boston Area. We saw ONE other flyfisher. That's normal for this river.
The Swift is what it is - always good, always challenging!!
Let's hope that the Millers stays low.
Posted by Millers River Flyfisher at 12:53 PM
Labels: guided trips on th East Branch of the Westfield River, Guided trips on the Miller River, guided trips on the Swift River