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.

Monday, June 12, 2017

The Riffle Walker And An update

"Trout are among those creatures who are one hell of a lot prettier than they ought to be. They can get you wondering about the hidden workings of reality" John Gierach


This is a simple fly that is close to the the old elk hair caddis except there's no elk hair and no unsightly hair stubble above the hook eye. It floats like a cork and looks more like a caddis than the EHC.

Hook - size 14 to 18

body - your choice of color but olive and gray work well.

Hackle - brown grizzly palmered over the body and a size that is TWO times smaller than normally used for the hook you are using (why brown grizzly? I dyed a half cape a few years ago and it looks good so I use it. A good somber color like a caddis.)

Wing - blue dun CDC hackle fibers

Front hackle - blue dun dry fly hackle to match the hook.

I worked up a few and they float well and caught a fish or two. More on this pattern shortly.

It was a good weekend on the rivers that I report on with the flows coming down and the trout coming up. This heat wave breaks Tuesday and this week/weekend could be the best. Try the Ware in the evening this week or the EB. I think the Millers will be behaving this weekend. Finally!!!




















6 comments:

GW said...

Ken,

I like the look of that body hackle and the CDC wing. A good Millers fly?

GW

Johnson From Accounting said...

Ken, very attractive DHC substitute!

Millers River Flyfisher said...

Johnson,

Thank you. I still think it's a bit over dressed.

GW,

I'll put it on the Millers tomorrow.

Ken

Anonymous said...

Neat looking Caddis!! Think I will have to twist up a few. Thanks

Anonymous said...

Just curious is that tail CDC or hackle? Why do you put a tail on a Caddis?

Millers River Flyfisher said...

Anonymous,

No tail, just a few stray hackle fibers. Like I said in a previous comment: "I still think it's a bit over dressed".

Ken