Sunday, September 13, 2015
The EB - Remember??? Open Guiding Dates And Lost Wading Boots
I needed to back away from the Swift for a while. Lots of fish but lots of fishermen. Sure, I have done well in the less fished sections. Friday morning was like that but then I got down to the PIPE just as the PELLET HATCH was winding down. Long time readers know what I think of this. Just backcast to my 11/9/08 post on the matter. Did I fish a pellet? No. They were back in the vehicle where they've been all season. I did a few casts with a SH and then began thinking of the EB. A big bow took me out of my daydreaming and broke me off. Time to go visit the EB.
Saturday morning was a scheduled "off" day from guiding for me and when I hit the EB at 9am I WAS ALONE. In fact, I saw no fly fishers there in the 5 1/2 hours that I fished and only one hiker too (I said that would happen after Labor Day!) I fished long stretches of water slowly while taking in this beautiful spot. The flow was perfect and although there were no Swift-like pods of fish I still managed to fool some bows and a nice brown. Comparaduns and a partridge and orange did the trick.
The EB is a great place!! Take a break from the "same old", straighten out some 5x and fish this river.
BTW, I have Sunday 9/20, Friday 10/9 and Saturday 10/10 open for full day trips (or half day trips) first come, first served.
Update - Someone lost a pair of wading boots by the PIPE parking area. The contact info is in the comment page.
Posted by Millers River Flyfisher at 1:12 PM
Labels: 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