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.

Friday, October 9, 2015

The Long Weekend, November Fishing and Chronicle Magazine


Ok, no excuses!! This is the weekend that many have been waiting for. The heat of Labor Day is long gone. Temperatures in the 60's will rule the day. Water Temperatures will be in the 50's at least that's where they were on the EB late Wednesday afternoon. Our select freestones have been stocked by now. Time to fish.

The Millers is reporting good catches on the lower CR and the water levels are fine. If the levels can stay below 400 cfs we will have a great Autumn on this river. The EB will get a bump in flow due to rain today but that shouldn't harm things at all. The fish are there. The Swift is the same old Swift - reliable but crowded. Remember, you can get away from the crowds on this river. That decision is yours. I have a suggestion for the Swift addicts - Fish the Millers or the EB or go to the Ma. DFW home page and go to trout stocking. Look for the UNDERLINED rivers and streams. They get stocked in the Fall and are stocked by now. Find one and fly fish it!!

November was a great month to fly fish last year. The cold/snow of last Winter didn't hit until January and we had many days in the 50's which seemed like early May. I have plenty of November openings BUT the will book quickly. October is full!

The Chronicle Magazine show of two years ago that had me on the EB will be re-aired this Monday. It's called the "Hidden Hills" and it gives you an idea about where I live. It's a beautiful place! Can't see the show? Check the link on this website.

Ken

8 comments:

The Eye on Harvard said...

Ken, I'm planning on fishing the EB monday to mid-day of the long weekend, but haven't fished it before. Is a long river…any suggestions? Should I start just below the Gorge and work my way down or go for a wee drive down river road to the first bend? The fish will have seen a lot of offerings over the next three days. Also do think fishing wet flies, small and spare like we did on the Swift is a good strategy for prospecting or are they looking for something bigger like 14-16sz soft hackles? Thanks for the updates!

Millers River Flyfisher said...

Travel down River Road if you have the clearance. There's a gate at the 1.5 mile spot.

Don't use swift river flies. Standard patterns will do. Yes on the 14-16 soft hackles.

Don't worry about trout seeing too many flies here. It's a big river! They see a lot of flies on the Swift but we still catch trout there.

Ken

No Meio Do Atlântico said...

Hit the Nissitissit today morning caught 4 browns and lost 2 more, went to the Squannacook caught 2 and lost 7.
After a break and lunch went back to the Nissitissit for some rising fish, got 9 on parachutes of various sizes and colors but the rises stopped, changed to a nymphing rig and got 5 more fish, one of them a (clown bow) 3 times on the same spot and same brassie nymph size 18.
The fish are there all next to the bridges where they got dumped, and the bait boys stacking them on strings (saw 1 guy with is 2 kids taking 9 fish, all small browns in less than 1 hour)
Use this weekend to fish the Nissi out of the catch and release and the Squanna , next week there will be lot less fish.
Good luck to everyone, tight lines,
Rui Machado

Millers River Flyfisher said...

Rui,

The limit is three trout a day so dad and his two kids can kill 9. And we know that these people will ONLY fish for freshly stocked trout. They are the truck chasers. Flowing water should be catch and release.

Ken

Josh said...

All stocked "moving water" should be catch and release, you want to pull fish with your kids go to a pond where theyre going to die anyway. Hurts even more when they take browns because you know they have a good chance of survival.

All the stockers I saw on the EB saturday were small rainbows, probably 12" or less. Biting anything but it was a good time.

Michael Kimball said...

Hi Ken, I had a great morning at the Wendell Depot area of the Miller's river. After several unsuccessful visits, I finally caught one. Even caught it on video. https://youtu.be/FADS5pRUlDA

Thanks for the tips. I enjoy reading the blog. See you on the water.
Mike Kimball

Michael Kimball said...

Hi Ken, I had a great morning at the Wendell Depot area of the Miller's river. After several unsuccessful visits, I finally caught one. Even caught it on video. https://youtu.be/FADS5pRUlDA

Thanks for the tips. I enjoy reading the blog. See you on the water.
Mike Kimball

Millers River Flyfisher said...

Mike,

Thanks for the clip. Good to see that dark 'bow!!

Ken