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, August 28, 2015

An EB Morning


Yes, this guide gets to fish from time to time (actually a lot) and today was one of those times. My friend Brad an I found ourselves on the Eb and after a long walk past the gate we found ourselves a Les's Pool by 7:15 am. Then upstream to the 2 mile run, then to Slant Rock and finally by noon we were at the Bliss Pool. Conditions - the flow was perfect and at 10:30 the water temperature was 62 degrees. Another Perfect. We landed and lost fish at all spots except Slant Rock which didn't produce. I fished dries exclusively and Brad worked soft hackles through every section. Highlights were a 16 inch dark brown and a 13 inch brookie taken at the end of the trip. CAN'T BELIEVE IT, THE BROOKIES HAVE MADE IT THROUGH AUGUST. I caught them in July and others caught them in August which I didn't think would be possible.


Two posts ago I said wait until after Labor Day because of the swimmers. They were not there today and there were no fly fishers there either. So fish the EB when you can. It's loaded with trout but they are trout that have been in the river since mid May and not since July 1st. They have also been spread around due to some high flows which is a good thing. You have to work for these guys but there is reward in catching a difficult trout. I will hit this place in the evening this next week which will be the best time.

Fish the EB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ken

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

So as a dry fly junkie, I have to ask...what was working on top?

Thanks,

Michael from Winchester

Millers River Flyfisher said...

Michael,

Stimulators around size 12 and a size 14 E.H.Caddis. These flies ride the rapids well.

Ken

John Robinson said...

Heading out this week to throw some hoppers. With all the dry weather, how are the flows on the EB? Will let you know how I do later this weekend.

Millers River Flyfisher said...

John,

check my site to find the EB flows. The flows are fine. Fish early morning or late afternoon/evening. Lots of swimmers this weekend.

Ken