So close

Things on all of the local rivers are almost back to normal. Levels continue to drop daily and should be fishable by this coming weekend. The pictures below are at 36,600 cfs. The blown out river gave me the chance to spend the weekend at the fields watching my daughters team win the 5 game tournament.

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The roller coster continues

Well here we go again. Another week of high water and trips getting rescheduled. Before the deluge both rivers were in good shape and fishing well. The cold nights have slow the spawn progress down so there’s plenty of big females still on the prowl. Fly choices changed daily. Some days it was a streamer bite and others you had to dredge the bottom. With any luck when things drop back to fishable levels things will be right back to normal.

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EPIC day

Client, “is it gonna rain?” Guide, “Yup” Client, “should we reschedule” Guide, “Nope” and this is why. Not every day is going to be windless, sunny, and 80 degrees. Put your rain gear on and go fish. The fish are already wet they don’t care.

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Off to a GREAT start

The ability to bounce around and find the cleanest, warmest water there is is key this time of year. The water temps have been consistently in the mid to upper 40’s But that is quickly changing. Certain sections of the rivers are pushing 60 degrees Fly choices depend on where you are bottom bouncing to swimming patterns have been working.

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The first couple times down in 19

The first couple times down the river in 19 went well. Cfs is flowing 9300ish, 4-6 inches of visibility, water temps mid 40’s Low and slow with big dark flies worked like they always do this time of year. The birds are out in full force, turtles are sunning and the beavers are busy. I have this Sunday the 24th open if anyone wants it.

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It's about time

From the sounds of it on the news winter is over! The boats will be back on the rivers next week. I have prime pre spawn dates open in both March and April. If you like big smallmouth per spawn is the time to get them. Get your day on the calendar while there is still openings.

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Summer Haze

I met RT a long time ago, prior to his movie Zero to Hero. Last winter we ran into each other and he says “I’m doing this smallmouth thing”, “yes I want in” was my reply. Well the smallmouth “thing” is out and is amazing. For now it’s only on DVD the streamed version will be out soon. Give Schultz outfitters, Tightlines Fly shop, Dupage Fly Fishing company, or Chicago Flyfishing outfitters a call and order your copy.

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Schultz's Bar flies

I’ve been to a lot of fly shops in my time, Schultz Outfitters is one of the great ones http://schultzoutfitters.com They are a class act with a huge inventory. They had a packed house at their Bar Fly event when I was the feature tyer. Thanks for having me out guys! I look forward to doing it again someday.

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Dally's Streamer Love Fest 2019

The streamer event of the year took place this past weekend in Cotter Arkansas at Dally’s flyshop. If you don’t know about the lovefest it’s a gathering of big name tyers from all over the county. Names like Galloup, Johnson, Schmidt, Strolis, and I am fortunate enough to be included in this list. Along with the tying event at the shop all of us streamer junkies invade the White River in search of it’s monster browns that like killing their food. As always the river and the week didn’t disappoint, a great time was had by all. A huge thank you goes out to the entire Dally shop crew for the efforts they put forth having us invade their watershed.

Next up for me is Schultz’s barflies.

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