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.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

New Fly Shop And Another Swift Outing


His name is Mike Didonna and he is the proprietor of the DEERFIELD FLY SHOP, a brand new "essential" location for those you ply the long rod in Central and Western Massachusetts. Ok, we all like to talk about shopping local but we end up going on line to get stuff or traveling many miles to get what we need and some advice as to what the local rivers are doing lately. That now has changed. The Deefield Fly Shop is well stocked and is no more than a double haul from the Swift, the Deerfield and Westfield River systems. What we need is in this well stocked shop and the advice is first hand and only hours old. Everything is here and more is coming including, from what I here, Tenkara rods and equipment. Western/Central Massachusetts has been in a vacuum as far a having a retail location, a "hub", for fly fishers. Now we have one and we should support it.

As some may be aware, I don't give recommendations often and don't festoon my blog with manufacturers hit buttons. I want to know the guy like Charlie at Evening Sun or Gerry in N.H. Add Mike to the list.

The GRAND OPENING is Saturday, March 7th and there will be tiers and talkers and bug experts all day. Check out his site at: deerfieldflyshop.com. The store address is 8A Elm Street, South Deerfield, MA 01373 and the phone is 413-397-3665.

The Swift - Friend Brad and I worked our way through the snow today to the Pipe. Almost two hours and almost froze our toes. Caught nothing and saw nothing but had fun anyway working my fiberglass rhythm while Brad christened a new Tenkara rod. I needed a break from the vise anyway.

Ken

7 comments:

Jo Tango said...

Hat tip to you, Ken: you are incorrigible about fly fishing. For me, that's a good thing.

Anonymous said...

I definitely want to stop by there sometime. I live in eastern Mass, so the Swift is a ways away, but whenever I go I'm always frustrated that I can't find a fly shop.

Ken, quick question for you... do you ever try to target those giant suckers in the Swift? I can never resist throwing a fly at them when I come across one, but they always just sit there. And recommended sucker flies? Lol

Thanks, Scott

Millers River Flyfisher said...

Scott,

Only by accident. I've foul hooked them and got broken off but once had one take a tiny hotspot and he was landed. Somewhere around 20 inches.

I'd rather catch trout.

Len

Anonymous said...

I hear you Ken, I too will take trout over suckers any day. I just can't help it every now and then!

One more thing... Whatever happened to that egg fly you mentioned back around New Years?

Scott

Millers River Flyfisher said...

Scott,

Ok, next post. Maybe not a new pattern to some but new to me.

Ken

Bill said...

Ken, just left the Athol library. They had an interesting book on flies by David Bargeron called Jazz Flies. A musician/fisherman who made flies in tribute to Jazz greats. Terrific photos.

Millers River Flyfisher said...

Bill,

Is there a Monk or Coltrane fly?? If so I will fish them FOREVER!!

Ken