Fishing On The Surface Is Hot: Terrestrials

Can’t believe I get paid to do this guiding thing and have so much fun at the same time.  The terrestrial fishing is as hot as it’s been since before the flood gates and all the rain we’ve had over the past couple of years,  2007 was the last good year we had on the surface like we’ve had now.  I love this weak generation we are getting at this time as it is perfect for this type of fishing.  It’s hard to beat a hopper and a dropper.

Dave's nice 17 inch bow

Chernobyl ants as well as Dave’s hoppers, parachute hoppers, black foam ants, bulbous bi-visibles and other various hopper ant looking type of flies are HOT…  ON FIRE.   I fished a gentle man earlier in the week who never had a fly rod in his hand before.  What a treat for me when someone picks up a Greys 10 ft 3 weight for the first time and in a matter of 30 minutes is casting 4o feet and catching fish.  All week long this weak generation has provided some fabulous opportunities for surface action which should continue through the middle of September.

Mayor Jack from Lufkin Tx
Dave with big Bow below Cane Island in the Gaston hole

The hopper – dropper fishing is fabulous throughout the White River and reports from the confluence of the Norfork all the way up to the dam have been good. Thats 45 mils of river.  Book your fishing adventure soon and call the shop 870-445-3848 or 870-404-8906.  Fly Fish Arkansas and Wishes & Fishes Fly Shop will arrange a fishing trip of a lifetime for you, your buddies, your family or we can facilitate team building fishing adventure for your key employees or your most valued customers. Your fun is our business.

Here is some great lodging over looking the White River :

Give Doug or Steve a shout if you are looking for some outstanding lodging.  I’ve been up there. It’s nice.  GRRREAT view and a NNNNicce lodge.

Will have more info on this property soon.

Fly Shop:

Chota & Hendrix Outdoors Waders. Great Value Waders. We'll ship 'em.
UTC Thread $1.00 a spool

UTC THREAD SALE:  $1.00 a spool.  In stock items only.  Sizes 70, 140, 210 denier only until Saturday August 28th at 4:00 P.M. Central Time when the sale ends. Walk in or call in.  We’ll ship to all 50 states. Call the shop for details.  870-445-3848 from 9 till 4 Central Time.  See the wapsi website for colors.  Phone in orders from all 50 states are welcome.

Conditions:  Limit 25 spools per order (per customer) and no more than 4 spools per color. In stock items only. No special orders.  Sale ends Saturday August 28th at 4:00 P.M. Central Time. All items must be paid for in advance if ordered by phone or e-mail. We reserve the right to change or end this sale before August 28th.  However we would love to fill all orders as best we can.  Give us a shout on the phone at 870-445-3848 Tuesday through Saturday 9 A.M. till 4:00 P.M. Saturday for more information.

Jimmy T.


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