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.
Posted by Millers River Flyfisher at 6:06 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