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Staying on Little Dunham Rd

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Hi folks. At the end of the month the wife and I are going to visit the Lil' Red. We will be staying in a cabin on Little Dunham Rd. I'm a fly fisherman. All my fishing will be wade fishing. I will not be boating or kayaking.

1) Can anyone tell me will I be able to wade fish Dunham Shoals? I'm fairly sure the cabin in not right on the river AT Dunham Shoal, but a little before it and off of the river. I understand I may well have to visit one of the public access points like Libby Shoal (I fished there a few years ago) if I can't get to Dunham Shoal without crossing private property.

2) What's liable to be working fly-wise around the 1st of September. Hoppers? I'll bring scuds, pheasant tails, hare's ear nymphs, and zebra-type midges, some red-a$$es. Anything else?

Any advice will be much appreciated.

jonbo

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Sow bugs Sow bugs Sow bugs. Libby is ok, but very limited in space. Swinging bridge (winkley shoal) has a lot of area to get away from people, jfk can be very good, and although it will be too early for the fun cow shoals can be productive but you need to walk to find fish. LRR is a sow bug fishery, and mostly in 14-16 from my experience. Swinging wet flies has become one of my favorite ways to fish there when fish start midging. Have fun!

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Thanks, guys! I fished Swinging Bridge and Libby Shoals 3 years ago and enjoyed them both very much. I do recall SB having much more fishing room. I will definitely be bring sow bug/ scuds. In my research I discovered that LRR has been known to have a BWO hatch in late summer. Anyone know anything about that?

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you will have difficulty finding wadable water with current flow conditions. Areas will be more accessible at night when energy demand is less and generation will be reduced or halted.

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