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By Seamus on 12/28/2023 5:42:57 PM • Views (21)
A recent report out of North Carolina showing mountain trout fishing in that State was worth $1.38 billion in 2022 more than doubling since 2014. The report has sparked questions as to the economic impact of trout fishing in the White River system and other trout fishing opportunities in Arkansas. The North Carolina Wildlife Resources […]

By Seamus on 12/27/2023 4:58:07 PM • Views (17)
Watch the 2024 F3T Teaser Reel and mark down May 27 for the spectacular F3T Under The Bridge Festival in Cotter. Growing bigger and better every year the Under The Bridge Festival has built a reputation as one of the best F3T stops in a fantastic setting on the banks of the White River. Live […]

By Seamus on 12/22/2023 10:00:55 AM • Views (26)
This is a video you can sink your teeth into close your office door for an hour or save it for some down time over the weekend instead of last minute shopping. Spectacular scenery massive predator fish and big streamers on fly rods. Sounds like our kind of silliness. This Norwegian expedition to tackle Atlantic […]

By Seamus on 12/21/2023 6:43:52 PM • Views (22)
It feels like Thanksgiving was just 10 minutes ago and that Halloween was only 15 minutes ago yet here we are rounding the corner into Christmas. Time is an enigma and seems to go by faster and faster with each passing year. Typical of this time of year the river is quiet. Seeing another boat […]

By Seamus on 12/21/2023 10:00:49 AM • Views (23)
Click here for a neat little video in the Orvis One Minutes Tying Tips series on how to build neater head on your flies

By Seamus on 12/20/2023 9:19:00 AM • Views (17)
Cold mornings and high flows the mist wafting off the White River brings back memories of winters past and if you happen to be a certain type of fly fisher it means big flies big rods and big fish.In 2015 I tried to capture some of that feeling of what was happening on the White […]

By Seamus on 12/18/2023 9:07:00 AM • Views (30)
For the fly fisher who has (almost) everything we have just added two rare and collectible items to our reel case from Hardy and Abel. The Hardy Bros 150th Anniversary set of 6 iconic Lightweight Reels in a Perspex case or the limited edition Abel Super 8 reel with James Prosek inspired striped bass anodising […]

By Seamus on 12/15/2023 7:08:00 AM • Views (28)
Don’t worrry about the early spinning rod adventures in this Aussie saltwater film. The permit on fly and ridiculous sightfishing scenes here in northern Australia have to be seen to be believed. Enjoy Is there any form of fishing that is more exciting than sight fishing big fish in shallow water? On spin or fly […]

By Seamus on 12/14/2023 9:28:13 PM • Views (23)
Unlike last week I did not have to call upon the Paw Patrol to distract the kiddos this week to help me write this report. The kids hit the hay pretty early after an evening making Christmas sugar cookies hitting that sugar high and crashing harder than a Ferrari at a demolition derby. I’ve eaten […]

By Seamus on 12/13/2023 7:25:00 AM • Views (21)
Enjoy this podcast on commercial tying with Allan Rupp who we came to know through his visits to the Sowbug Roundup in recent years and his connections to our late friend and icon Dave Whitlock. Get ready to journey into the enthralling world of fly-tying as we bring you an episode packed with expert insights […]

By Seamus on 12/12/2023 7:08:44 PM • Views (23)
Nice little video here on making the right style of head with the right products When you want to use a glossy finish–one that stands out from the fly materials and when you should go with a penetrating fish–one that soaks into the materials. The effects of each are quite different and knowing which to […]

By Seamus on 12/11/2023 9:02:00 AM • Views (21)
Nice video here from troutbitten.com on getting flies free from snags which works in wadeable streams. Similar principals apply when boat based fishing on our tailwaters. You can also read the Troutbitten.com article here

By Seamus on 12/8/2023 8:19:00 AM • Views (21)
As per my wife I smell like fish. I sit here sipping hot coffee after a day in the cold wind ripping streamers down the Norfork. Paw Patrol plays in the background to distract my minions while I write this report because as soon as I finish up here they will dogpile me like a […]

By Seamus on 12/7/2023 9:29:00 AM • Views (26)
We still have a couple of seats left for out best-selling most popular and ridiculously fun streamer class led by our own Steve Dally will be held January 20. The long-running hands-on streamer class offers not only some of the best value on the river but packed with information and on water tuition.. This class […]

By Seamus on 12/7/2023 9:18:00 AM • Views (29)
Indigenous people and salmon have been intertwined for thousands of years in Bristol Bay Alaska. Today kids learn from elders to fish but must also learn to fight as pollution from Pebble Mine threatens this pristine ecosystem. Can the next generation defend the most prolific salmon run left on earth? Directed by Colin Arisman and […]

By Seamus on 12/6/2023 9:28:52 PM • Views (29)
Fishing apparel and footwear companyGrundéns has unveiled new recyclable bags for its apparel line. The Vela bags are weather resistant durable FSC certified paper bags that are curbside recyclable and the company says improves on its previous bio-degradable packaging. “At Grundéns we view our approach to sustainability as a continuous journey with...

By Seamus on 12/4/2023 9:51:48 AM • Views (35)
For decades fly fishers thought rainbow trout in Idaho’s Big Wood descended from hatchery stocking last century but they are in fact unique native redband trout isolated for perhaps 60 000 years. Read more via Fly Fisherman Mag

By Seamus on 12/2/2023 10:21:02 AM • Views (35)
The month of November is at its end.  It has brought us cooler weather and with that more generation.  On Lake Taneycomo these last few weeks typically 50 to 75% of most days saw some type of flow.  Generally only a few hours in the daylight experienced the water off.  There were even a few […] The post December 2 2023 Fishing Report appeared firs...

By Seamus on 12/1/2023 8:02:00 AM • Views (28)
Good-bye turkey hello mistletoe. We hope you all enjoyed the Thanksgiving season as much as we did. Lots of food family and fishing was on the itinerary for many of us. Join us as we continue the holiday spirit into December with long days on a quiet river making the last of our 2023 memories. […]

By Seamus on 11/29/2023 8:41:00 AM • Views (23)
CHAD Johnson is launching two new streamer patterns next year with a limited seat Streamer Tying class on January 27. If you are a streamer tying aficionado this is a class not to be missed by the designer of highly regarded patterns including The Sluggo the Big and Little Johnson and the Drop Zone. Chad […]

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