Sow Bug Article~More Hatchery Info

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Wishes & Fishes will once again be at the Sow Bug Round up with Tungsten Beads in 15 colors-fly boxes-gear bags-tippet and leader-indicators-as well as hooks and other items.  There is a write up in todays Baxter Bulletin about the sow bug.  Take a look.

Here is a link to  the complete article with the names of tyers.|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Artists and anglers migrating to Mountain Home from all areas of the U.S. and Canada again will celebrate their favorite freshwater isopod — the sowbug — and all things fly-fishing in the 14th annual Sowbug Roundup hosted here next week by the association of North Arkansas Fly Fishers.

Mike Tipton, NAFF president, said more than 100 professional and amateur fly-tyers from 25 states and Canada will demonstrate the craft of fly-tying at the event that begins 9 a.m. March 17 at Redeemer Lutheran Church Family Life Center, 307 W. North St. Hours are 9 a.m.-4 p.m. March 17-19. Admission is $5 for adults to attend all three days of the event. Youngsters 12 and younger attending the event with parents may attend free.

The Temple Fork Outfitters and Rod Co. returns to the show this year with a tent outside the show to exhibit, demonstrate and sell the popular rod line. Several fly rods will be given to youths through random drawings held during the show days.

Two tables at the show have been designated “fact” tables where visitors can learn about a funding crisis confronting some federal fish hatcheries and how to join an effort to voice support for the hatcheries that support thousands of jobs around the waters they replenish with fish. Another table will contain materials about nonprofit organizations that work to conserve public waterways and fisheries.

Information on Hatchery Closings
Budget cutbacks in the upcoming Federal Budget include provisions that could lead to the closing of the Greers Ferry and Norfork Hatcheries.  This could have a devastating impact on not only the quality of fishing in the White River system, but also the economies of the surrounding area.  The following is a list of Senators and Representatives that could have impact on this decision.  We encourage you to contact them and express your concern.

John Boozman

Mark Pryor

Rep. Rick Crawford (Jonesboro)

Rep. Tim Griffin (Little Rock)

Rep. Steve Womack (Fort Smith)


Rep Michael Ross (Pine Bluff)

Stay Fishy my Friends


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