Late Fall on the Swift - Fly Fishing Forum
The Quintessential Trout Trout angling is the core of flyfishing worldwide.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 11-25-2007, 03:50 PM
millerbrown millerbrown is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Millers River
Posts: 113
Late Fall on the Swift

Fished the "pipe" section and below on the Swift (Ma.) yesterday. A very good day!! Spent two hours in the early morning working a #16 "hot spot" through the fast water and the pools down below. Landed 11 'bows and a pretty brookie. The temp was 17 degrees when I started but began to warm up by mid morning. I would of stayed there all day but I still had leaves to rake. This fly, even in a "large" #16, has produced very well on this river. Hopefully the water level will remain fishable through the winter.

I am thankful for this little tailwater since the Millers, my home water, will be high and iced over soon.

Millerbrown
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 11-27-2007, 12:38 AM
flydoc's Avatar
flydoc flydoc is offline
PhlyPhishing Physician
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Cape Cod
Posts: 837
I used to fish the Swift before I moved from Worcester to the Cape. I'll be green with envy once the kettle ponds start to freeze over...might have to check out the Quashnet in Mashpee to see if it's fishable during the winter months...haven't figured out yet how to access Scorton Creek with all the surrounding marshland dissected with skeeter ditches.
Good luck with your #16's!
Flydoc
__________________
Will that be one finger or TWO...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 12-03-2007, 08:56 AM
South Shore South Shore is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: SE Mass & Cape Cod
Posts: 20
Scortons has a parking area just off of 6A. There is also one near where it enters the harbor, but you probably want to check out the first this time of year. I haven't tried that or the Quashnet yet, but will probably be doing so soon. I'd be interested to hear how it does in the winter months.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 12-06-2007, 09:26 PM
teflon_jones's Avatar
teflon_jones teflon_jones is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Colorado Front Range
Posts: 1,310
Send a message via AIM to teflon_jones Send a message via Yahoo to teflon_jones
Nice report. I've fished the Swift in January before in 20 degree weather and while I enjoyed being on the water, keeping the line moving with all of the ice on the line and guides wasn't exactly fun.
__________________
My passion for catching fish is eclipsed only by the fish's passion not to be caught.
Scott
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 12-07-2007, 04:08 PM
millerbrown millerbrown is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Millers River
Posts: 113
Hey Teflon,

I hope to have some fun on thye Swift tomorrow morning if I don't have to shovel out of here. It's snowing hard!! It's funny but the first post that I read on this forum a few years back was you talking about "cabin fever" in the dead of winter and that the Swift just might be the cure!

Millerbrown
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Fly Fishing Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Anybody been on the Swift lately? teflon_jones The Quintessential Trout 2 07-13-2006 09:12 PM
swift? BigDave The Quintessential Trout 9 03-02-2004 08:45 AM
Swift BigDave The Quintessential Trout 6 03-23-2003 08:21 PM
Swift? BigDave The Quintessential Trout 0 01-09-2003 12:48 PM
Swift BigDave The Quintessential Trout 4 09-09-2002 08:53 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:19 PM.



Copyright Flyfishingforum.com (All Rights Reserved)