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, September 30, 2015

Lots Of Rain (Finally) And A Hot Old Fly


5:30am and it's pouring. We need this rain and we will get it all at once it seems. The Millers and the EB have started their launch into the stratosphere BUT the Swift should be coming down due to the Connecticut River going up (yeah, it sounds stupid but those are the rules). Keep an eye on the flow sites linked on this blog. The EB begins to drop as soon as it stops raining. I'll update through the comments section. The "Thin Blue Lines" will get shot in the arm as will one salmon trib that I know of!


Big storms can be thrilling and destructive. Here's a photo of River Rd. along the EB after Tropical Storm Irene in 2011. That washout was just past the Bliss Pool parking lot and was 4 feet deep in places. The Chesterfield DPW had it fixed within a week!!


I seem to be getting more and more reports of success using the Hot Spot, a fly I came up with 10 or so years ago for the Swift especially in small sizes (22 and 24). No magic materials just contrasting color. Use what you like when you tie it but remember to keep it SLIM.

Let's see how much rain we get.

Ken

8 comments:

millerbrown said...

8:30 am - don't believe the EB gauge. It hasn't updated since 1:30 this morning. Everything else is UP!!!!!
KEN

lenny tamule said...

This might be a stupid question; Will stocking go as planned on the Millers if its raining on the scheduled date? If so I plan to fish on saturday providing if the flows are manageable.

Lenny

Millers River Flyfisher said...

Lenny,

They will stock rain or shine in the Fall.

NOTE: The EB and the Millers continue to rise at 5pm. The EB will start dropping but at around 2000 cfs it will take a few days. The Swift, as predicted, began dropping like a rock today. The Millers - We will see.

Ken

Millers River Flyfisher said...

Lenny,

Stocking will go on as planned. Spring stocking occurs many times in high water. The high flows will spread the fish out (hopefully).

Anonymous said...

Ah, the good ol' West B. Maybe I'll make the trip up this fall. November, if I remember correctly. Haven't fished there in 10+ years. Snaggers put me off.

Tom from Saugus

fischmeister57 said...

Ken,

I tied some Hot Spots a few years ago but I don't remember what that white band in the middle consists of: dubbing, thread or foam?

Thanks,

Hermann

Millers River Flyfisher said...

Hermann,

Light colored dubbing. That's it!

Ken

fischmeister57 said...

Thanks, Ken!