Monday, August 17, 2015
The August Heat, Lost Nets, Deerfield Fly Shop, Ants And Rising Trout
First it's our lost and found department. Bill said that my friends' net was found and was now in the safe hands of Wooley Bugger George. The rest was easy since I see George all of the time. I ran into him while guiding on Friday and made plans to take the short drive to his home in the far ends of Belchertown to retrieve it. Two days later my friend has his net and managed to put a 3lb rainbow in it. Now that's 2 for 2 for lost stuff. If you have lost something put a comment up on this blog or email me.
It has been a superb week of surface angling on the lower Swift and I mean from the Duck Pond down into the Jungle. Ants have been ruling the day and why not - it's August!! Keep an eye out for the flying ant swarms that hit Southern and Central New England like clockwork during the last two weeks of this month.
The Sulfurs are still with us but are far and few between but there must be enough of them because the trout are still hitting the emerger. Fished in the film it is especially effective when fishing the shallow flats at the end of the Gauge Run. Shallow flats present a problem and that problem is DRAG. Dale Darling, in his neat book MIDGES, has an easy solution - LENGTHEN YOUR LEADER. He likes to use up to SIX FEET of tippet. I've worked with half that and it's an improvement.
I was supposed to hit the EB Saturday but my friend had to bail out which gave me a chance to see Mike at the DEERFIELD FLY SHOP. I brought a shopping list which included a Hungarian partridge skin. Mike had everything!!! The rest of Saturday was mowing the lawn and working up soft hackles for this Fall.
The EB flow has been good over the past week with some well placed storms. Unless there's thunder in the air I'll be out again this evening.
Posted by Millers River Flyfisher at 6:14 AM
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