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Dry Fly On The White River?

 

Bruce from PA, with a solid Bull Shoals rainbow

 Bruce sounded a little taken aback when I asked if he would like to try some dry fly fishing on the White this week.

“Everything I’ve ever read about the White and Norfork said nothing about dry fly fishing…..” Then he told me he was a nympher, largely due to his job. He works second shift so sneaks in early mornings to his some rivers in PA. He’s heading home by the time hatches really start. “But its nice to get away from tossing lead.”

So dry fly it was with first Bec’s Hopper and then a succession of Chernobyls pulling up fish on the light, under a unit, flows we enjoyed through lunch. A 16 Ruby Midge underneath did some damage as well.

We had a hard rise after lunch which threw the fish off for a bit, but by changing nymphing leaders and rigs we stayed with it, and the fish kept coming, a mix of nice rainbows in the mid to upper teens, a couple of nice cutts and one nice brown which rolled off the hook.

Bruce’seyes almost bugged out of his skull when one big big rainbow rose up out of a logjam to eyeball the Chernobyl.

Enjoy the rest of the pics, and join us for some fun. October is looking really good.

 

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After The Fishing – New Restaurants

 

One nice surprise if you are coming back to Mountain Home this year is two very nice new restaurants, that have  had a few visits from Bec and myself over the last few months.

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Memories of Alaska

 

Thats my mate on the left, serious rainbow too

That's my mate on the left, serious rainbow too

In fact 7 years ago this morning, I was lying in bed in Stacy’s former cabin remembering just how many fish I’d caught the day before, when there was a knock at the door. The cabin had the only TV and we were woken with the news that an aircraft had struck the World Trade Centre. (more…)


Gratuitous Low Water Fish pics

Brown on a dry from a shallow slough

Brown on a dry from a shallow slough

 

 Oooh man, the past week has been a lot of fun, with some great low water and the chance to fish with some mates. Getting into waders tossing some dries, nymphs and even for a rarity swinging some buggers was a lot of fun, after months of high water.
But now it looks like the Generation on the White is increasing slowly day by day. You could still have got some morning wading in this morning, but we are going to be returning to the boats soon enough.
The big question is what is Hurricaine Ike going to do, its projected path could dump more water in our area. Depending what and where we could end up with more low water. Don’t miss out. Enjoy some more of these pictures to whet your appetite. (more…)