Autumn On The EB

Autumn On The EB

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

The Swift - Away From The Crowds And a Tenkara Evening.

All of the parking lots were full on late Monday afternoon so we went to the jungle where the mosquitoes actually wear Skin So Soft and think that those wimpy citronella repellents actually taste good. It is a full blown DEET spray down that will allow you to survive. The Result: Native brookies to the net on dry flies and we had the place to ourselves.

Tonight it was a Tenkara lesson. We stayed away from the usual traffic areas and fished alone. Big bows and some brookies where in the mix and most of our flies were size 18 and 20 on 5X!!!!! Trout are now everywhere on the lower Swift and they are not pushovers.

Resist the urge to fish the Y Pool and the Tree Pool and move around. There are fish everywhere!!



Anonymous said...

Are the trout in the way lower Swift as picky as the ones in the upper Swift? I'd guess they are far less pressured, and therefore less picky? What I'm getting at is, is the lower Swift more like a "normal" trout stream and less like the rest of the Swift (ie. no need for size >20)?

Thanks for keeping us updated with the blog!
Tom from Saugus

Millers River Flyfisher said...


The bows and the browns are picky down there. The brookies not as much. I would not call the lower section where I fish "normal" since I use size 16 through 24 as I do above. The water is slower and the trout are spooky.