Monday, June 22, 2015
The Swift - A Sublime Evening
The EB and the Millers have been working well but what about the Swift? It's fine!!
6 hits and 3 landed on a size 18 pheasant tail which seemed to work for the sulphur hatch that never seemed to get going this evening. The Tree Pool has lots of fish and few fishermen especially in the evening when I was there. Lenny, a client and friend, worked the lower end with a good brown to net. There were 2 other fly fishers but they left by 5:30pm.
The pheasant tail was at the business end of a size 6x tippet and I spent about an hour and a half casting upstream and letting the sunken fly drift downstream in the Gordon Catskill tradition. Many don't realize that people like Theodore Gordon fished their sunken flies upstream instead of across and down. An upstream cast gives you the perfect drift. You see the line/leader STOP. You catch trout that way on a river like the Swift.
A perfect Summer evening on the Swift. There will be many more!! We are lucky to have GOOD trout fishing that is only an hour away for most of us. I've fished from New Brunswick for Atlantic Salmon to Montana for trout. I still say that we live a good spot.
Posted by Millers River Flyfisher at 8:51 PM
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