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.

Friday, June 19, 2015

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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.

8 comments:

Bill/tully said...

Caught my first ever brown trout on a dry(usual) fly just below Holtshire Rd this morning. As in your image, there were dragonflys all over the place. What types of flies should be used in these sitautions.

Millers River Flyfisher said...

Bill,

Good for you!!!!

Fish that fly (usual) because it worked for you. Try comparaduns in olive and light colors going forward through August. Forget the adult dragonflies!

Ken

Anonymous said...

Hello Ken,

I was fishing the Kempfield section of the Millers Saturday night and caught a bunch of brown trout. All of the fish I caught seemed to have the small oval brown bugs on them. After doing some searching it seems like they are called fish louse. I also noticed that the skin on the fish's nose was all worn down and white almost like something had rubbed it off. Just wondering if this is common for this river or is something new?

-Zach

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Millers River Flyfisher said...

Zack,

I've seen this before usually in very warm, low water conditions in June. The trout will also jump out of the water and try to shake them off. I've had trout jump 5 feet in front of me and you can hear their bodies almost vibrate. By July the activity has stopped with no apparent loss in their numbers.

Ken

Anonymous said...

Interesting, thanks for the prompt reply.

-Zach

Bryan koesler said...

I haven't got around to trying it, but I've wondered if a fish would rise to a dragonfly imitation on the millers. It may be hard to believe, but last season I caught trout after trout on the Swift using a blue dragonfly imitation.

Millers River Flyfisher said...

Bryan,

I caught a dragonfly that landed on my arm two summers ago at the Y Pool. I threw it in the water, a rainbow inspected it, refused it and then circled back to take it. Why be so selective?? It's the REAL THING!!

Ken