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.

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.

Ken

7 comments:

Dwight Galler said...

I fished the swift Friday and there were (it seemed) thousands of fushed from below the bridge up the the Y pool, I don't think I have ever seen so many there BTW. Managed 2 nice trout, one over 17 on an ant. Lots of hard work but gratifying, despite the fact that it seemed a bit reminiscent of the "trout ponds" that used to make there way around malls when I was a kid.

Millers River Flyfisher said...

Dwight,
Thank you for the comment BUT what does "thousands of flushed from below the bridge up to the Y pool" mean? Trout?? Thousands?? Flushed?? Are you serious if you mean trout??

There are many trout cruising around above RT 9 but not "thousands". I guided on Friday below Rt 9 and some of those trout must of been flushed from above Rt 9. That didn't happen!

It's the same amount of trout we had on July 1 when they last stocked.

Ken

Dwight Galler said...

Auto correct nightmare. I meant fish not flushed. Thousands of fish (it seemed)...

Millers River Flyfisher said...

More like hundreds I would think.

Strange place. I like the Y Pool and the surrounding area in the late Winter/early Spring and in the Fall when the brookies do their thing!

Ken

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry, but what pool is the "Duck Pool"?

Scott

Millers River Flyfisher said...

Scott,

Sorry, I thought most knew of this location. It's the first dirt turnoff on River Rd heading south.

Ken

Anonymous said...

Thanks Ken, most probably know of it. I just never really fish below Rt. 9. I tell myself every time that I'll stay away from the Y-Pool, but I never can!

Scott