Arkie tailwaters????

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Arkie tailwaters????

Postby Denduke » Fri Jul 14, 2017 8:22 pm

The AGFC fishing report site don't work anymore...
Anybody been lately? Flood pools/Newport gates,what have you, got lotta water releases. I think Lil Red and Norfork have been fishable till noon. The Spring is always fishable. Antsy about a trip...got stuff ready for "hopper droppers" with some new caddis pupae and new soft "San Juan worms".
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The UV resin over the lil glass beads look real "buggy"!!
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Re: Arkie tailwaters????

Postby cupnglide » Sat Jul 15, 2017 7:02 pm

Great looking flies. I'm thinking they will catch a few.
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Re: Arkie tailwaters????

Postby greenheadgrimreaper » Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:01 am

Good lord if I could tie a fly like you... how much money would I save when I go to the little red...

I'm getting antsy for a trip myself. I fished the little red summer before last almost every day because I was working up there. #Perks
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Re: Arkie tailwaters????

Postby Blackduck » Sat Jul 22, 2017 11:00 pm

We went two weeks ago. Norfork. There was a big rain and the rivers down stream were swollen. Not as much generation on the Norfork. We caught a few. Nothing phenomal but fun. We also went to Missouri and fished the north fork of the white. couple of FAT 18" fish rhat fought for a good 6-7 minutes. Also caught my first bronze back. Rivers have dropped and the generation has been 24/7. Next trip of significance will probably be October.
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Re: Arkie tailwaters????

Postby Denduke » Sun Jul 23, 2017 12:11 am

Thanks for the heads up; pretty brown. I was afraid I waited too long and now that the lower rivers are down; more releases to lower flood pools of the lakes gonna make wading tough. Sister lives in The Pass, maybe specks and reds time till fall. I think the water's finally getting right for that. Retirement is getting tough.... I got calluses on my hand from flyflinging... :shock: :lol: the lakes have gotten hot and I've thinned out lotta big mouths around here :evil:


Lil froggies...
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Using the UV lite hardening resin, Solarez, to make some buggy looking stuff lately....Later DL

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Re: Arkie tailwaters????

Postby Blackduck » Sun Jul 23, 2017 4:09 pm

I've tried the Loon thick resin as well as the thin resin. The thick stuff didn't stick as well as I would like. Looked great on the bench but poor after a few cast. I used it for wing cases mostly. Hard to beat a worm and red midge yet I tie everything else.
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Re: Arkie tailwaters????

Postby Denduke » Sun Jul 23, 2017 5:37 pm

Got a fox squirrel for some nymphs and discovered a great caddis dry fly out in Idaho outa some CDC feathers off a mallard's butt. The feather stems come out front for antennae and the float great. Got lil olive embroidery thread for bodies. I rarely do small dries.
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Saw a pic of some larvae outa the moss at Lil Red been tryin to match. I like the translucence wit glass beads, plastic craft tubing, and the Solarez I got. It doesn't finish tacky like the stuff I got at the nail parlor boutique.
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I already got midges but I don't usually go smaller than 4X maybe 5X when nutton else works. Hate it when I raise the rod on hook set and brake dat lil stuff off....
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Re: Arkie tailwaters????

Postby cupnglide » Fri Jul 28, 2017 12:45 pm

Fine looking flies,DD! I like the natural effect that resin gives the worms. Liking that use of CDC too. If that caddies floats as naturally as it looks, it will be a killer.
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Re: Arkie tailwaters????

Postby RedEyed Duck » Sun Sep 02, 2018 3:26 pm

Denduke, check your pm’s
I am interested in purchasing duck calls that were made by Mike McLemore. I am a family member and they have a sentimental value.
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Re: Arkie tailwaters????

Postby RedEyed Duck » Thu Dec 27, 2018 6:46 pm

I made a trip up to the Spring River on Christmas Eve. Dropped my daughter off at NEA Baptist for work and headed that way. Fishing was excellent, couldn’t catch fish and take pictures too. I caught my fill then loaded up, headed back and met the daughter for dinner. First fishing trip ever on Christmas Eve, I highly recommend.
I am interested in purchasing duck calls that were made by Mike McLemore. I am a family member and they have a sentimental value.
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Re: Arkie tailwaters????

Postby Denduke » Thu Dec 27, 2018 8:56 pm

Glad it worked out. Tried calling couple of times. Never fished the winter. Did you fish around Dam 3/ Hatchery or up around Lassiter? I checked Mark Crawford's blog said water kinda green but that makes them bite better...
Any browns, cuttys? Great thing about that place is they like larger brighter flies compared to other tailwaters. I wondered if anyone ever set up duck, Canada decoys and hunted the place.
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