"Lawyers are like nuclear weapons. By all rights they shouldn't exist, but if some people have them, then you'd better have one too, just in case" - John Gierach
First, a lost rod that was posted on this blog was REUNITED with it's owner within 24 hours.
Now, this was a complete rod owned by someone who fell in, I guess. What happens more often is the person who loses a rod segment and this is avoided by doing the following: Don't break your rod down at the stream and then walk back to your vehicle. That's how sections are lost!!! Keep your rod together and stringed up until your back to the vehicle. YOU WILL NOT LOOSE ANYTHING!!! Also, string your rod up at the car before you walk. I knew of one guy who couldn't wait to claim his spot at the Pipe and carried all four sections down the path and then lost a lot of time looking for a lost section!! Also, when you are back at the vehicle the first thing you do is breakdown your rod and put it away. Don't put it on the roof to do later because you will forget and it will end up getting run over!! It happened to me years ago and it happens to anglers every year!
The above photo is of a bad day gone really bad. Someone down at the Pipe got tangled up in a tree and had to CUT his fly line to get out of there. I hope that doesn't happen again due to the price of fly lines!!!
This weekend - Even though they seem to be playing with the flow the Millers will do well in the VERY early morning and in the evening especially if it's cloudy. The EB and the WB will be the same as well as the Ware. We could actually use a little rain (can't believe I said that) that is wide spread instead of a deluge here and no rain there.
As for me - I'll be at Plum Island in Newburyport for a week chasing stripers and blues and whatever but keeping an eye on our rivers and accepting reports from you readers.
Remember, summer evenings are great on the Millers and the EB of the Westfield. In three hours I can show you a lot of water and get into some rising fish. Ditto for the Swift! After July 15 I have some slots ready to claim right through August.
See you soon!