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Fly Fishing For White Bass Event

Bill Butts

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Greetings Everyone~

I’ve been asked by Michael Kyle at Backcountry Outfitters, since he is having internet connection issues, to post this event announcement for him:

Fly Fishing for White Bass Seminar

When: Saturday, March 29th

Where: Backcountry Outfitters new location in Springfield MO

2863 S. Campbell (just north of Battlefield Rd.)

Why: White Bass season is here!

Schedule: 9 am – Store Opens

10 am – Seminar: “Fly Fishing for Springtime White Bass in the Ozarks” presented by Bill Butts

This informative “how-and-where-to” seminar focuses on spring fishing in the Southern Missouri, Northern Arkansas and Eastern Oklahoma region. (Note: you can see Bill’s spring White Bass article on the Ozark Anglers home page.)

1130 am – Seminar: “White Bass Fly Tackle” Discussion presented by Michael Kyle

You don’t have to own the most expensive tackle, but for spring White Bass fishing you need to have the right tackle and rigging to be successful.

1230 pm (prox.) – Free Drawing for a White Bass fly rod, reel and line outfit. YOU MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN.

100 to 600 pm – Fly Tyers demonstrating White Bass fly patterns

We will have several tyers during this time, including Terry Tanner, Duane Doty and others.

Last year, we had a great response and turnout for our White Bass seminar, so I hope even more of our fellow fly fishermen will plan to attend. Note that we have expanded this from a weeknight time to an all day Saturday event.

We will also be offering special discounts, Saturday only, on some seasonal products useful for White Bass fishing.

If you’re a newcomer to fly fishing, a newcomer to White Bass fishing, a fly tyer who’s never tied anything but trout flies, or an experienced White Bass fisherman who is looking to expand your horizons and understanding of these great fish, plan to spend some time learning with us this Saturday.

You might even walk away the winner of a great new fly rod, reel and line combo!

If you have questions or need directions to the shop, please do not try to email me but do call me at the shop at 417-889-6548.

Thanks for your patience while we work out our internet connection issues.

Michael Kyle

Backcountry Outfitters


Bill Butts

Springfield MO

"So many fish, so little time"

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Job very well done!!! I really enjoyed your presentation today. It was very informative and straight to the point. My knowledge of flyfishing for White Bass has multiplied by several hundred, thanks to you! (I don't know if that says that I am really ignorant or you should start going by Yogi William!) All jokes aside, your knowledge astounds me and you present it in such a humble and soothing way! Thank you so much!

Kevin (the hippie in the front row.)

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Thanks very much to those who attended my seminar last Saturday.

And, thank you for so many nice comments, after the seminar and online, that the information was helpful and applicable for your White Bass fishing efforts.

If it will stop raining long enough to let the streams recede and clear up some we will have a lot of terrific fishing this spring. The fish are there!

Please let me know anytime I can be helpful to you by posting requests here, or email me directly.

Bill Butts

Bill Butts

Springfield MO

"So many fish, so little time"

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