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  1. And here are a few of the vendors who will be out displaying their goods. 1. Berry Bros. Guide2. Harvey Ragsdale - Pacific Fly3. HPA - Pockit Sports4. Two Rivers Fly Shop5. Bill Shank6. Stonebrook Products7 - 8. Blue Ribbon Fly Shop9. Boyd Rod Company 10 - 11. TFO12. Dally’s Ozark Fly Fisher13 - 14. Rivertown Gallery15. Wishes and Fishes16. LOOP USA 17. Arkansas Fly Fishing 18. HMG Fly Systems19. River Run Outfitters20. Bass Fly Shop21. Moose Creek Rods & Knives 22-25. Golden Rule Fly Shop 26. Sage, Redington, Rio27. Streamside Furled Leaders28. North Arkansas Fly Fishers29. CajunTex Salsa & More30. Friends of the Norfork National Fish Hatchery31. Friends of White & North Fork Rivers32. MT Custom Outfitters, LLC 33. Ozark Fly Fishers35 - 36. Ozark Mountain Trading Company
  2. Its getting to be that time of year again. The Fly Fishing Fair will be held in Mtn Home, Ar the weekend of October 2-3. Below are a list of the programs being provided. We will have several world class fly tyers and as always, the best vendors in the business. #1 Premium Program – Pat Cohen - Streamers for Pike…including a Double Deceiver, a Manbearpig and a Slop Mop Deceiver - This class will teach streamer techniques, design discussions, articulated fly design. Proper material use and durability. This is an advanced tying class. Bring your vise and tools & thread, other materials will be provided. 10 attendees Cost: IFFF member, $100; non-member $125 Location: Comfort Inn Conference Room #2 Time: Friday 8:30am Class Limit: 10 Class offered once #2 Premium Program – Jason Randall - Nymph Fishing; Contact Techniques - which stresses two basic goals; maintaining contact with the river bottom where the fish are and maintaining contact with your flies to improve strike detection. It breaks down the newer European styles of nymph fishing, compares and contrasts methods of strike detection, offering alternatives to the classic 'bobber' style strike indicators and stresses the importance of presentation and the need master the tuck cast. It’s a short PowerPoint followed by hands on instruction, with students using their own rods to learn the tuck cast and master the techniques. This portion of the class is an on-the-water program. Fishing license required or yarn fly only. Bring your rod/reel, waders, etc. 3- 4 hours in length. Limit 12 Program Cost IFFF member, $75; non-member $100 Location: Bass Conference Room (upstairs) at Ramada Inn Time: Friday 8:30am Class Limit: 12 Class offered once #3 Premium Program - Mike George will show you his Gold Medal winning techniques to add eyes, lines, spots, and dots to your deer hair tying repertoire. To attend the class you must be familiar with the Mike George method for stacking hair for the program to be affective. You must provide your own tying tools including a vise that will accommodate MUSTAD 2/0 stinger hook and 1 roll if 1/2 inch (18MM) masking tape. I will furnish hooks, tying thread, and deer hair. You bring your vise and tools. Cost: IFFF member, $100; non-member $125 Location: Location: Comfort Inn Conference Room #1 Time: Friday 8:30am Class Limit: 5 Class offered once #4 Premium Program – Lawrence Finney - Fly Tying Clinic - Working with CDC – 2 – 3 hours - The fly tying demo will enable the attendees to understand the structure of CDC what makes it float and how it can be adapted to wet flies and nymphs. Attendees will have an understanding of how to carry out the shuffle weave. Also attendees will get a greater knowledge of how CDC and pseudo hackle can be applied to traditional Irish flies and wet flies. Skill level: Attendees would, ideally, be able to tie a basic fly, pattern. Skills from competent to experienced. Number of candidates would be around four, but more if assistance is available. Bring your vise,tools and thread. Cost: IFFF member, $60; non-member $75 Location: Comfort Inn Conference Room #1 Time: Friday 1pm Class Limit: 4 Class offered once #5 North Fork of the White River, MO....a Beginners Guide - Brian Wise - This freestone river to the north of this area’s tailwaters is one of the true gems of the Ozarks. Boasting the largest population of wild rainbow trout in the Ozarks along with trophy brown trout it is getting a great reputation for western style fishing, all very close to the Arkansas tailwaters. Join guide North Fork of the White River guide Brian Wise as he walks you through access, fishing styles, rigs, fishing tips, and some general good video and photos to go along with the rest of his presentation. FREE Location: Fairgrounds Seminar Room Time: Friday 9am Class offered once #6 Chad Johnson -4 Seasons on the White -This presentation will cover all 4 seasons on the White River- how, what, when & where fishing the White River. Focusing on the bugs & techniques used for the 4 different seasons on the White River. FREE Location: Seminar Room Time: Friday 10am Class also offered: Saturday 10am #7 Creating Flies using the HMG System – Joe Nicklo - This program will include several demonstrations of the practical use of hot melt glue as a fly tying component and the various applications in tying fresh and salt water flies. What’s covered: How to use hot melt glue as shell back, extended body, a wing case, eyes (both fresh and salt water applications) a complete fly/nymph and worms. Some demonstrations...time will be a limiting factor. FREE Location: Fairgrounds Seminar Room Time: Friday 11am Class offered once #8 A Simple Approach To Rigging - John Berry - Let an experienced White River guide teach you a simple approach to rigging for trout fishing that will work in most if not all fly fishing situations. Using one leader, two knots and three spools of tippet, you will learn how to rig for fishing dries, wets, nymphs and streamers in a quick and efficient manner. This class is a must for all new fly fishers and even experienced anglers will benefit from this simple approach. FREE Location: Fairgrounds Seminar Room Time: Friday 1pm Class offered once #9 Premium Program – Pat Cohen - Deer Hair Bass Bugs…Stacking techniques….including a Frog Legged Diver and a popper – This is an advanced class. Attendees will learn how to stack hair including making patterns, designs, bars and blends of color, then proper trimming skills and shaping the bugs, weed guards, and how to finish the fly for maximum durability. It’s strongly recommended that a Fugly Packer is purchased before taking this class. This is an advanced tying class. Bring your vise, tools and thread, other materials will be provided. Cost: IFFF member, $100; non-member $125 Location: Comfort Inn Conference Room #2 Time: Friday 1pm Class Limit: 10 Class offered once #10 Premium Program – Jason Randall - A Workshop on Wet Fly Advanced Techniques – Jason Randall - A Workshop on Wet Fly Advanced Techniques – Begins with a classroom section on presentation techniques followed by a workshop on tying two effective patterns. Focuses not only on how, but also when and where to use this deadly technique. The second part held streamside to learn presentation and practice. Learn alternatives to the standard downstream and across method of presentation, including the broadside drift and new tension techniques to tempt wary trout. This portion of the class is an on-the-water program. Fishing license required or yarn fly only. Bring your rod/reel, waders, etc. 3- 4 hours in length. Limit 12: IFFF member, $70; non-member $90 Location: Bass Conference Room (upstairs) at Ramada Inn Class Limit: 12 Friday 1pm Class offered once #11 The Beginners Introductory Fly Casting Class with Larry Levine, CCI and Donnie Hyslip CCI Come get first class instruction that will help those who have never cast or are just beginning this fun sport! FREE Location: Fairgrounds Casting Area Time: Friday 1pm Class also offered Sat. 10am #12 Why Is He Catching Fish and I’m Not - Lori Sloas How many times have you watched the guy downstream of you pull in one fish after another, while all you were doing was practicing your cast. What’s he doing that you aren’t? Take an hour, go to Lori’s class and learn how to catch fish! A class for novice to early intermediate skills. FREE Location: Fairgrounds Seminar Room Time: Friday 2pm Class offered once #13 Intermediate Fly Casting – Maryann Townsend, CCI - Come enjoy a class where you can learn specialized casts, such as a Reach Cast, Tuck Cast, and others. Unlock the key to consistent tight loops, accuracy and distance. FREE Location: Fairgrounds Casting Area Time: Friday 2pm Class offered once #14 Fishing Streamers on Local Waters - Brian Wise – Streamer fanatic Brian Wise looks at when, where and how to get streamer patterns to produce on local waters. FREE Location: Fairgrounds Seminar Room Time: Friday 3pm Class offered once #15 Misako Ishimura - Japanese Tenkara - Fishing Shows the Japanese history of Tenkara in Power Point Presentation FREE Location: Fairgrounds Seminar Room Time: Friday 4pm Class offered once #16 Youth Conclave Sat. 8:30am – 4:30pm Wayne and Catherine Moore Youth Conclave - Registration required Open to children under the age of 16. If your child is under the age of 10, we require that you accompany him to this activity. Fly tying and casting instruction will be at the Fairgrounds in the morning. Lunch is provided at the fairgrounds. Children leave for Dry Run Creek after lunch. You are required to transport them. Each child must bring a hat, sun screen, and sunglasses. Inclement weather could cause schedule to change, so that fishing would happen in the morning and tying in the afternoon. Saturday 8:30am – Begins in Fairgrounds Building C1 – moves to Dry Run Creek at 1pm. Ends at 4:30pm. Limit 20 FREE Location: Time: Saturday 8:30am Class offered once #17 Pat Cohen - River Smallmouth Tactics - This will include habitat, understanding smallies, behavior, predator/prey relationship, prey items and my flies that go with it, kayaks, equipment, difficult fish FREE Location: Fairgrounds Seminar Room Time: Sat. 9am Class offered once #18 Fly Casting for Beginners – Ladies Only – Maryann Townsend, CCI - Come and improve your casting skills in a relaxed atmosphere. FREE Location: Fairgrounds Casting Area Time: Saturday 10am Class offered once #19 Jason Randall 'Where Trout Are' - Identify feeding lanes and food distribution in the river to locate trout feeding lies in all types of water. Pick out high confidence lies where trout are approachable for short line techniques and spot prime lies to target the largest fish. New for this year. FREE Location: Fairgrounds C3 Time: Saturday 10am Class offered once #20 The Beginners Introductory Fly Casting Class with Larry Levine, CCI and Donnie Hyslip CCI Come get first class instruction that will help those who have never cast or are just beginning this fun sport! FREE Location: Fairgrounds Casting Area Time: Sat. 10am Class also offered Friday 1pm #22 Chad Johnson -4 Seasons on the White -This presentation will cover all 4 seasons on the White River- how, what, when & where fishing the White River. Focusing on the bugs & techniques used for the 4 different seasons on the White River. FREE Location: Seminar Room Time: Saturday 10am Class also offered: Friday 10am #23 Steve Dally – photography program CAPTURING MEMORIES: Better Fly Fishing Photography ALWAYS wondering why your trophy trout pictures aren’t up to par. Learn how you can take magazine grade images with the camera you have on you all the time _ your camera phone. Steve Dally will introduce you to some basic guidelines to take your photography to new levels. The class will focus on photography with your Android or IPhone: from settings to composing and taking photos, and the best editing apps and how to use them. The class will emphasis how to handle fish properly and minimize harm. Learn how, when and why to take better, and then less, “grip and grins”, plus more artistic styles. While we are focusing on photography no special apparatus, the same rules apply to point and shoot, DSLR and other camera formats. Bring your phone and/or camera and sense of humor for this highly interactive and very hands-on class. FREE Location: Fairgrounds Seminar Room Time: Sat. 11am #24 Pat Cohen - River Pike Tactics - This will include habitat, understanding pike, behavior, predator/prey relationship, prey items and my flies that go with it, kayaks, equipment, difficult fish FREE Location: Fairgrounds Seminar Room Time: Saturday 1pm Class offered once #25 Jason Randall 'What Trout See' -What fish see and the way they see it impacts fly design and construction but also presentation tactics. Using the concept of search image we can better understand how trout decide what to eat. Do trout really see Ultraviolet light? Come and find out. New for this year and very relevant for fly tyers. FREE Location: Fairgrounds C3 Building Time: Saturday 1pm Class offered once #26 Lawrence Finney - Fishing in Ireland and the techniques of Fishing Lough Style - This will include short video clips of lough Sheelin. About one hour long together with question and answer time. FREE Location: Fairgrounds Seminar Room Time: Saturday 2pm Class offered once #27 Jason Randall 'The Catch of your Life' -Successful fishing methods are based successful feeding methods of trout. When the target is large trout, we have to change our methods and think like a big trout. Understanding feeding behavior and fishing tactics to target Large Trout. Revised for this year. FREE Location: Fairgrounds C3 Building Time: Saturday 3pm Class offered once #28 George Peters - JOYS AND CHALLENGES OF DRY FLY FISHING OZARK TAILWATER - Program covers where, when, how, and with what to dry fly below local tailwaters including Taneycomo. George describes rods, reels, lines, tippet that he has found produce topwater catches. He identifies the insects and the dry flies that best match them. He also demonstrates the most effective casting and mending techniques. FREE Location: Seminar Room Time: Saturday 3pm Class offered once #29 Lawrence Finney - Irish Flies and Fly Tying - This will include the many uses of CDC the truth of how CDC works on dry flies, wet flies and nymphs. A section of how to use pseudo hackle on traditional fly patterns and incorporating CDC and pseudo in traditional Irish flies. FREE Location: Fairgrounds Seminar Room Time: Saturday 4pm Class offered once
  3. Per Christy the generator was started and is currently going. Temps are dropping, but they will be closely watching the fish to assess the damage.
  4. Garr aren't going to help the trout population who are going to be cooking. Not to mention the recent planting of roe by TU. This could be a pretty negative thing for the tailwater ecosystem.
  5. I received this email from Christy yesterday evening. Hello All, I’m sure a lot of you are aware of the situation at Beaver Tailwater. The COE has had a mechanical failure of both turbines at the Dam and has started releasing water from only the spillway gate. The major concern of course, has been high water temperatures in the tailwater. Trust me, I am as concerned as anyone about the implications this has for the trout fishery. I assure you, AGFC has been aware of this since nearly minute one and have been closely monitoring the situation. With the lake at the top of the flood pool, and water still coming in to the lake, the COE has no choice at this time but to release water from the flood gates. However, I would like to point out that they have considered every alternative we have offered in an attempt to alleviate the situation; unfortunately at this time they are still trying to come up with an alternative that will not be unsafe to overall Dam operations. Personnel from our Program have been on the tailwater the past two days checking temperatures. Yesterday, temperatures from the Dam downstream to Bertrand Access ranged from 75.6 F at the dam to 78.3 F at Bertrand. All temperature readings we took, regardless of whether they were taken right bank, left bank, surface, or bottom, were within that range. Today, we floated that same stretch and temperatures were slightly cooler (73.6 F) due to overnight temperatures being lower. We also floated the stretch from Bertrand downstream to Houseman today. A bit of good news is that we found a lot of areas between the Hwy. 62 Bridge and Houseman Access where the temperatures approximately 12 ft. below the surface were in the 50-60 F range. That is great and I hope that means the lack of trout we saw over the last two days (dead or alive) is because they have sought refuge in the deeper, more cool water. I’m keeping my fingers crossed. We have only seen about 8 dead trout over the last two days (all catchable size (10”-11”) rainbow trout, some freshly dead some older). There is no way to attribute those few deaths to the high temperatures. Also, it’s not unusual to see a few dead fish anytime you float a river. We will continue to closely monitor the situation and will check temperatures and for stressed fish regularly until the situation with the turbines has been resolved. I will send out a more detailed map of our temperature readings for anyone who is interested. I am still putting together all of the information. I appreciate the calls and concerns that have been expressed by everyone and please feel free to let me know if you have any questions. I will get back to you with any answers ASAP. Thanks, Christy Christy Graham Trout Biologist Supervisor
  6. I know its a haul, but several firms are hiring here in NWA.
  7. The model is called the Skykomish Sunrise. It is slightly used, but in great shape. Just need to pair down my boat collection. It is equipped with: - A pair of oars - A anchor rope pulley system - High Volume Air Pump - $60.00 - Two side saddle bags for gear - $ over $100 - Rear cargo deck for strapping coolers etcetera - Pull out standing deck with standing leaning bar - $300.00 option The color is all blue (not red pontoons as shown in the attached) Info here: http://www.northforkoutdoors.com/2013onlinecatalog/page13.html Looking to get $700 out of the boat. Please contact me with any questions.
  8. I attended SMR this year and ran the Reel Recovery booth. Always a good show.
  9. Saturday, June 8, 2013 Beaver Dam Tailwaters Eureka Springs, AR The One Fly Contest will run from 7:00am to 11:00am Pairings will be drawn at 6:30am Entry fee is $20.00 Receive 1 fly, 1 raffle ticket and 1 lunch ticket “Mulligan” flies up to 4 - $5.00 each Raffle tickets $5.00 each Highest two fish combination wins! Pro Fun Competition - TBA If you would like to contribute or would like to ask additional questions Wayne Patton at 479-366-5446 or wayne.patton@gmail.com Toby Vaughan at 479-899-2774 or tobydee@cox.net 100% of all proceeds will go to the Reel Recovery Retreats in Arkansas for men in AR, MO, OK, KS and TN Reel Recovery is a 501(3)c non-profit group that provides Free fly fishing retreats for men with cancer For more information on Reel Recovery please visit www.reelrecovery.org
  10. Saturday, June 8, 2013 Beaver Dam Tailwaters Eureka Springs, AR The One Fly Contest will run from 7:00am to 11:00am Pairings will be drawn at 6:30am Entry fee is $20.00 Receive 1 fly, 1 raffle ticket and 1 lunch ticket “Mulligan” flies up to 4 - $5.00 each Raffle tickets $5.00 each Highest two fish combination wins! Pro Fun Competition - TBA If you would like to contribute or would like to ask additional questions Wayne Patton at 479-366-5446 or wayne.patton@gmail.com Toby Vaughan at 479-899-2774 or tobydee@cox.net 100% of all proceeds will go to the Reel Recovery Retreats in Arkansas for men in AR, MO, OK, KS and TN Reel Recovery is a 501(3)c non-profit group that provides Free fly fishing retreats for men with cancer For more information on Reel Recovery please visit www.reelrecovery.org
  11. I have been a part of the updating of the management plan for the last two years. The issue is the Commission. Here is the latest Management Plan Draft. http://www.agfc.com/fishing/Documents/TP_BeaverTWManagementPlan2012-2016.pdf
  12. Alot depends on the bug. Certain "prolific" western hatches happen a certain time a year. Around here.....midges can hatch every day. Caddis have a spring and fall hatch. Water and weather conditions determine length and quantity.
  13. Local shop here in Bentonville will do the same. Have had them do several pairs of boots with Vibram. Might take my old wading boots in there to have them redo them.
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