Monday, September 7, 2015
This Weekend - Cool Mornings, Hot Days And The Brookies Are Getting Ready
It's Autumn early in the morning and Summer by early afternoon. Friday and Saturday found me on the Swift just before 7 am and the 50 degree temperature made me wish I had taken a fleece with me. That is September!!
Friday was a tenkara day as I fished my private stretches (they seem private to me) with the idea that the level tenkara line would cut through the quick flow without drag problems. It worked fine and I caught trout from above the gauge down to the pump house. Size 20 flashback pheasant tails and size 18 soft hackles did the trick. I didn't fish the Pipe or the Tree Pool but was content to see Dan T. working his Simuliid imitations and catching rising trout.
Saturday morning was devoted to conventional tackle with the same good results. Fish were taken from the gauge to the Pipe but this time I decided to work the nymphing trout in the Tree Pool. A #22 pinhead fished just below the surface was the fly of choice for me AND the trout.
It seemed that everyone who was fishing was getting into fish with some getting into the double digit range. It was a good morning all around.
One thing for certain - there are more brook trout in the 8 to 12 inch range down there than a month ago. The color is beginning to change on these guys too. Soon they and even larger fish will begin to move upstream to spawn. I can't wait!
Posted by Millers River Flyfisher at 8:35 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