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.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Thanks For The Rain!! An Update


The flash flood warnings never happened, at least not in trout land. The EB and the Millers, especially the Millers got a good shot in the arm with water levels up BUT not too far up. The Millers, as I write this, peaked in the 300's and is now heading down. All of this is good for this weekend. Remember, the sun sets around 7:45 pm now. The long wait for the witching hour is over. Take advantage of it.


The 120 flow on the Swift has changed the game below RT 9. The higher flow has moved the trout around and the insect hatches seem less concentrated. This flow condition may actually end this week if/when the Connecticut River flow goes up.


Quick Tip - A week ago I had the pleasure of guiding two NH guides, Jim Norton and Dick Peterson. Dry flies became the order of the evening and I noticed that before Jim powdered his dry fly he squeezed it into some sheet of absorbent material. A new hi tech chamois material? An all natural recycled fungus from Siberia? Nope. It was a folded paper towel. Probably BOUNTY brand. How come I didn't think of that?

Ken

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good update and tip Ken. I usually use my shirt to dry them off first, but a small piece of paper towel could take up no room in my vest...

Ad are terrestrials still catching at the Swift? Would you happen to know when they stop working?

Thank you,
Tom from Saugus

Millers River Flyfisher said...

Tom,
Terrestrials will work until the first heavy frost. Two months to go!

Ken

PeteH said...

Fished the Kempfield Pool late yesterday into the dark. Brought along my daughter's boyfriend who is new to flyfishing. 6" smallies, and sunfish on dries (hoppers and ants) until the bats started to show. Then, a nice brown on an Ausable Bomber. First time post, third time on the Millers. Thanks Ken.

Pete

Bob O said...

Flows are back down on the Swift as of Thursday noon. This is the up and down season. Fish are still there and compliant as ever.