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Much Lower Flows and Great Caddis Hatches

The lake level at Bull Shoals is at two units this morning and is a bit lower than this time yesterday morning with 5,474 CFS.  Bull Shoals is scheduled to run 9500 cfs or right at 4 units and will more than likely do so as the day progresses by ramping up the wheels.  We do have some rain headed our way which we could actually use as we are now pretty dry.  We just don’t need 2 inches in an hour or two.  Caddis are really hopping later in the afternoons when the air temps warm up.  Larvae and pupae drifted under an indicator or a stimulator on this two units of water is working very well at the moment.  A nice opportunity to hook one on a dry fly is always fun but the fun diminishes with more water which brings some slimy moss along with it as well.  Our weather for the weekend looks as though it will bring us some rain this afternoon through the evening and a small 20% chance for Saturday.  Highs in the upper 70’s for today and in the upper 60’s for Saturday. Sundays highs in the upper 60’s with east winds at 5 mph.  Monday will begin to warm up again with highs in the lower 70’s and partly sunny.  No rain in the forecast through next thursday.

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Fly Shop News:

A large shipment of tungsten beads will be headed this way next week which will replenish the sizes and colors that we are currently out of.

Double Sided Water Proof Fly Box
Double Sided Fly Box With Water Proof Seal

This fly box above is double sided and water proof.  Each side will hold 91 flies for a total of 182 flies and is 5 inches by 4 inches so it will go in a pocket or fit into a fly vest. I saw one in the latest Cabela’s ® for $24.99  I have these boxes on sale for $15.00 each and will ship them to you for $2.50 or if you get two of them I’ll ship them at no charge.  Add 8% sales tax if they are shipped to an address in Arkansas.  I have a limited number of these boxes.  Call the shop at 870-445-3848 or 870-404-8906 and use your Visa or Master Card and we’ll ship them out to you  today.

Good Fishing

Jimmy T.

By JimTraylor

I have 25 years experience guiding on the White River and have taught 100's of folks how to fly fish. I welcome newcomers. My casting instruction technique is simple, gentle, easy going and highly productive. All trips are catch and release only.

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