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.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Play Hookey With Me And Fish The EB


What's the next step?  Instead of shelling out big bucks for a "high end fly rod", which will not improve your casting, you should take a casting lesson with a casting instructor. Notice that I said casting instructor and not a fly fishing lesson. One on One time to review your technique and to "retool" you will serve you very well in the future and keep you from being a "one trick pony" on a trout stream.  - Me on the importance of casting.




What a morning!!! Nothing on the possum nymphs because the flow, which was low, wouldn't support the drift. I spied the occasional surface rise and switched over to a size 16 partridge and orange and landed 8, all bows. More trout began to hit the surface so off came the SH and on went a tan size 16 parachute. End result - over 20 rose and 15 ended up in the net.

Make note of this: I'm not on the Swift or on the Farmington BUT ON THE EB fishing for god only knows how many trout in a river that hasn't been stocked since MAY.

Lots of fish and switching techniques to catch them is what's it's all about.

Do you want some of this??? Book a full or half day with me ANY day of the week. I saw only one other fly fisher in the 4 hours I was there = weekdays are great!!!!!

Book Me!!

Ken












14 comments:

Parachute Adams said...

Congrats, Ken, on the exceptional day on the EB. It doesn't get much better than that, does it? Amazing how many are still in there from the spring stockings.

I am in south central PA this week, home of many spring creeks written about by Vincent Marinaro. I wish I had time to fish some while here...hopefully some day.

Best, Sam

Millers River Flyfisher said...

Sam,

Thank you. It was a banner day.

The Letort, Big Spring....they are a part of our fly fishing heritage or should I say our dry fly heritage. They are on my list. Someday!!!

Ken

Falsecast said...

Hi Ken -- Nice to see you today! I was the one wet wading who came upstream and leap-frogged you and your client down near the gauge. Not too crowded the past 2 days on the Swift and I only fished hoppers and did quite well. A few really nice Brookies like the one you saw. They are really starting to color up, but I haven't seen any active spawning. It's probably a month away. Also, a couple nice Browns upstream which is good to see. The trick is surprising them in long drifts. Really only get one pass then need to keep moving.

A reminder that the Brookies will be making Redds soon and everyone should try to keep them untouched. I know, sort of an impossible thing. Have a good one!

Millers River Flyfisher said...

Andrew,

I didn't recognize you without your waders on!!!

Yes, the brookies are coloring up and I think that they are getting restless with the bigger ones starting to move upstream. The BROWNS - The DFW sampled the river this summer and a spokesperson said some of the browns are enormous (18lbs) and they are distributed throughout the river. This will be interesting to watch.

I'll be sending out my "scrambled eggs" warning in early October. Might be nice if a local TU group could put up some signs (on posts and not stapled to a tree) warning anglers to be careful.

See you out there!

Ken

Anonymous said...

Hit Wendell depot last night. Picked up to below the trestle in the frog water. Then picked up two in the pool and lost a couple more. They were rising everywhere to tiny little olives.

Anonymous said...

Ken,

May make a early morning trip to the EB for the first time, is the good fishing usually only above the Knightville Dam or is there any good fishing below this time of year before they stock?

Millers River Flyfisher said...

Anonymous 7:27

I love comments like this and I seem to be getting them from the Millers gang. You guys, like me, are not afraid to say what river your fishing, what section you were working and how you did. That's a good fly fishing community!!!!! Good for you and I bet you will not be crowded out the next time out!

Anonymous,

Actually the fishing has been good above and below Knightville Dam. I've been above the dam.

Ken

Anonymous said...

I was hoping for a few caddis floating around, but didn't see much. There was some big mayfly coming off that I couldn't identify.

Ross Dominique Jr said...

Thanks for the response, Ken. Idk why it posted under anonymous. Was planning on going armed with buggers, patridge/oranges, and some elk caddis.

Falsecast said...

....I forgot to mention that I've caught a few very small Brown Trout that I am assuming are hatchery escapees. Was there any info from the biologists about BT spawning in the Swift?

Millers River Flyfisher said...

Andrew,

The biologists didn't mention year classes or anything like that, just large size browns.

If yours were all the same size = hatchery stock. Different small sizes = good chance they are stream born.

Ken

Bob O said...

We know that we see large browns moving up the Swift in the fall. I expect it is more than simply the lure of brook trout eggs. We have seen and caught browns of various sizes. Some are hatchery bred, often carrying telltale signs - deformed and eroded fins. Some are pristine and, I suspect, native bred.

Millers River Flyfisher said...

Bob O,

Good to hear from you again!! It's something other than eating brook trout eggs. Actually it's eating BROOK TROUT which I've seen happen!

Ken

Bob O said...

Yes I've seen browns come out of nowhere and attack the 7 inch brookie on my hook. Quite the sight to watch them take the brookie broadside. I also suspect they come upstream to spawn.