Minimum Flow~Fall Fishing~Fly Tying

The leaves are changing and we are getting some of the best color I’ve seen in several years.  The fish are also changing colors and are starting to sport the colors of the spawn.

24″ Bow Released Unharmed

This fish above was hooked on a pink San Juan Worm tied on our new 839 Streamer hooks Size #14 heavy wire (now available on our web shop $10 for 50 count).  This past month a steady one unit of water has been running very consistently and with few breaks looks as though it will continue to do so.  Perhaps the weekends will bring some minimum flow as did one day this week.  

The past two days rainfall has caused some runoff.  I will be on the water the next two days and of course I will start with a SJ Worm below the creeks in the faster water.


839 Streamer Hook Heavy Wire 50 Ct box $10.00

The unreal egg is another fly I will be using in the faster water this weekend.  In areas such as Cane Island or Blue Hole an egg attractor (apricot yarn) with an orange tungsten bead tied on a Jig Hook HSCJ516 #12 hook and either a ruby or glitter midge below that.

Check out our web shop as we have added lots of new products such at Deer Hair, Veevus Body Quill and of course our new Barbless Hooks, Chemically sharpened with wider gapes black nickel.  And you get 50 hooks for only $10.00  Give them a try!  If you don’t like them return them and I’ll give you your money back on any unused ones.

If you are familiar with the firehouse hooks these are the same ones.

HSC316 Very Similar to the 2488 50 count box only $10.00

Audio Cast With Cortland President John Wilson-Generation-Dry Run Creek

A MUST LISTEN Audio Cast with Cortland Line President/CEO John Wilson. A past coach of the US Youth ’96’ fly fishing team that went to Wales and came in 2nd. John also fished with the US Fly Fishing Team and is also a Master Certified Casting Instructor with the FFF.  A very informative interview.  John makes the seemingly complex simple. This audio cast is 51 minutes long so crack a beer or pour a dram of scotch and light up a cigar as we discuss how fly lines are made from the originators of this product. Well worth your time to listen to this discussion.  John also announces a new product in this podcast that every fly fisher uses.  It’s a secret so don’t tell anyone.

Click on the arrow below to listen.  The first 5 minutes is a quick report on the White River and the Norfolk River.  Please feel free to share this audio cast by linking with

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This young man hooked and landed this fish on a Saturday.  He was turning 16 the following Monday.  The day a youngster turns 16 the glory days of Dry Run Creek come to an end.  This outstanding young fisherman did hook one really big bow roughly 30 inches which did get away as his guide was a bit slow with the net.  Never the less it was a great afternoon.  If your youngster is interested in fly fishing for a half day on this legendary creek give us a shout 870-404-8906  Youngsters must be 15 or younger.

The caddis hatch has finally begun further down stream and will work it’s way upstream.  Water flows have also slowed with wadeable water on the Norfork the past couple of days and flows of a unit or two for the White River.

To fish this phenomenal hatch with a experience guide call 870-404-8906 or the shop at 870-445-3848