Autumn On The EB

Autumn On The EB

Friday, October 7, 2016

A Weekend Update

"Fly fishing is solitary, contemplative, misanthropic, scientific in some hands, poetic in others and laced with conflicting aesthetic considerations. It'd not even clear if catching fish is actually the point" John Gierach
                                                                                NOTE: The Millers is being stocked today 10/7!!  Thank you Bill B.

It appears that contributor "Tincup" was right when he said that the Swift and the Deerfield would be the only rivers in this State which will received trout this Fall(so far). In fact, my friend Brad was at the Swift when they dumped them in at the Gauge Run yesterday. The water temperature is dropping and was 63 degrees yesterday which is a good thing. Now, if the flow would only go down to put the brookies on the beds. We need rain for that to happen and it's not going to happen this weekend. The Connecticut River will be down and the Swift will be up. Thank you Hurricane Matthew!

The Millers is one of the few rivers that is flowing half way decently. It would be nice to get a stocking BUT trout (browns) are being caught which means they made it through the Summer. We will be there this weekend.

If ponds are your thing then check out the Fall stocking list and then get a kayak, canoe or just waders and head out over the next two months. I remember hitting the ponds years ago on warm Fall days when it seemed that every trout was on the surface. It was fun and it was very uncrowded. Maybe I'll do that!!!

One of my best dry fly days occurred around Columbus Day in 2009 on the EB. The air was full of Blue Wing Olives and the 'bows couldn't get enough of them. Sadly it will not happen this year.



Parachute Adams said...


I took the afternoon off on this beautiful day and hit the lower Swift. Caught a few brookies, one of which was good sized and had the brightest spawning colors I have ever seen. Its colors looked much like the changing leaves on the trees lining this gift of a stream.

I caught no rainbows that the DFW stocked, but did get a big swirl around a dry fly I tossed into the same zone where I got a splashing miss from a good sized brown a few weeks ago. I know that rascal is in there amongst the tree limbs.

Called it a day and turned on the radio on the way home to find the Sox down 5-0. I say Sox win both in Boston and we'll see what a game 5 brings.

Best, Sam

Millers River Flyfisher said...


You did better than the Sox did.


Alex Bagdonas said...

Very quiet forum - think that means I need to get out there ASAP!!

Parachute Adams said...

Ken, I look forward to fishing a bit tomorrow after taking my youngest back to college, being she came home this weekend. My company gives us Columbus Day off so I can fish to my heart's content then.

After what I saw in 2004 when the Sox came back against the Yankees and ended up winning it all, I don't give up on this Cleveland series. Take 'em one game at a time.

Best Regards and Pray for Rain, Sam

Millers River Flyfisher said...

Fish The Millers!!!!!


Bill/Tully said...

The Millers sure is fun right now. Without the finicky trout of the Swift. Boy, those rainbows were a fun change from this summer's fishing out here.

Parachute Adams said...

Ken, we got lucky and got some rain out of that storm. Could have used more, but we'll take what we can get, especially when it looked like we wouldn't get any. Regards, Sam