Friday, June 19, 2015
Summer - Book An Evening Trip
This my favorite time of the year. The evenings are long and with the occasional rainy day to keep the rivers flowing the fishing is great. So far this season we have not been beaten up by the extremes like heat and drought. Things got dicey with low water in May but that was corrected in June. Both the Millers and the EB are in the low 200's - PERFECT.
The Millers has been producing especially the very top of Orcutt. Swinging soft hackles or hi-sticking nymphs all work. Funny thing about the bridge being out - we have more parking! I'm also thinking that when they begin to rebuild the bridge it may muck up the area for a season or two or worse- change it completely. We will see.
Early morning is a good time to hit the EB. Because of the steep terrain much of the river's northern bank stays in the shadows well past 10 am making the morning last longer. It is also prime dry fly water. I've found that using a large dry (pick your favorite) during the day and then switching down to mimic what's hatching as evening rolls in just seems to work
The lower Swift will(hopefully) get it's early July stocking which should keep us fishing through the Fall. Some of the best dry fly action I've had over the years has been on the Swift during the Summer. The action can last all day but the evening is best with the kayak crowd usually gone by then.
We have two great months coming up before we swing into that other season which is too early to mention right now.
Posted by Millers River Flyfisher at 5:41 AM
Labels: Fly Fishing Instruction, guided fly fishing trips on the Swift River, guided fly fishing trips on th East Branch of the Westfield River, Guided fly fishing trips on the Miller River