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, May 11, 2016

A Wonderful Ware River Evening And Playing With Brookies

"Hell, give me Greenwell's Glory and Campbell's Fancy, all wet and about size 12 and May on the Big River, and anyone else can have whatever else he wants. I won't need it" Sparse Grey Hackle on the Beaverkill River circa 1930



There are evenings on a trout river that you know you will remember for a longggg time. I just added two to the memory bank this week.

It finally came to my attention that I hadn't had a fly rod in my hand for a week. Well, my fly rod anyway. The guiding schedule has been packed and I had overlooked my favorite client - ME. So off to the Ware River on Monday evening where I was greeted to a decent flow, a steady caddis hatch and lots of small but eager browns. An olive soft hackle did the trick as did it's CDC hybrid. Maybe it's because it was Monday evening but nobody was there as I worked a half mile of river and caught a lot of browns. Once the word gets out that the trout are on the smallish size the meat hunters will lose interest. I won't!!! The sun was getting low, birds were swooping down over the river picking of caddis flies, browns were working the surface and I was putting a bend in my bamboo rod many times over!!


Tuesday evening was spent with Brad as we plied the Swift in search of it's native brookies. It's funny but we couldn't buy a fish up by the horse farm as the brookies refused everything but 100 yards downstream we cleaned house. I went into the double digits working size 22 and 24 thread flies on the surface while Brad did the same with soft hackles. Again, we had the place to ourselves. The brook trout were small with the largest being about 8 inches BUT they are the REAL THING and we were fishing for them.

A perfect evening on a trout stream!!!!!

THIS DATE HAS BEEN TAKEN!!

Now, I have an OPENING for this SATURDAY May 14 for either a full or half day trip for one or two people. Pick your river! Here is how you get it: be the first to respond by EMAIL and it's yours. Phone calls or texts do not count. Using this date to reschedule a future trip is not allowed. On your mark, get set, GO!!

Ken



6 comments:

Andrew said...

Ken, sounds like you had a great time of the Ware. Apologies for the dumb question - but what is a CDC hybrid? (something you fish both dry and wet?) I am familiar with CDCs.

Millers River Flyfisher said...

Andrew,

Go to my May 8 post. It will explain it all.

Ken

Anonymous said...

Took your advice and went to the Ware. It was great.

DH

Andrew said...

Ken,
Thank you for pointer to your May 8 post. Got it.

Have you, or has anyone, fished the EB or MB of Westfield in the last few days. It appears the gauge for the EB is not working--does anyone know if the EB is running high or not now? Appears that MB is running at 78 CFS.

http://waterwatch.usgs.gov/?m=real&w=map&r=ma

Thanks!

Millers River Flyfisher said...
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Millers River Flyfisher said...

The EB is fine. High 200's anyway.

Ken