Monday, April 3, 2017
The Grouse And Flash and a River Update
"Things fishermen know about trout aren't facts but articles of faith" - John Gierach
Nick Yardley invented this fly, Thomas Ames sang its praises and it's been a staple with me for a decade. And like so many effective flies it is just dirt simple to tie. Yardley said that it is a great emerging caddis imitation but it works when caddis are nowhere to be seen.
hook - sizes 12 through 18
body - mylar from the bend wrapped forward to behind the eye
thorax - buggy olive material such as Australian possum
hackle - I use partridge instead of grouse (pretty much the same thing)
This has worked very well in sizes 16 through 18 on the Swift ALL SUMMER LONG!!!
The Rivers - we are going to get hammered with rain by mid week and that will raise the rivers for a few days. The Millers will take it's annual flood hit this weekend with that canoe race scheduled for Saturday April 8th. HINT - they start holding water back at the Birch Hill dam in Royalston by mid week to insure a flood release on Saturday which means that much of the river from Wednesday through Friday may actually be at BELOW NORMAL flow. Keep an eye on the flow gauge found on this site to be sure. It appears that the Winchendon section is the only spot stocked on this river so far and the DFW may wait until the race release is history before the rest of the river gets it's fish. Now it's a good time to check for holdovers.
Posted by Millers River Flyfisher at 5:52 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