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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by Millers River Flyfisher at 6:01 PM
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