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i will start long rodden about 10:00 am .this will be the 1st year i attempet fly fishin on openin day ,been workin on my roll cast (lol) for this ocasion .....now what is the flies recommended for openin day an is tim gonna have at the ready ?,,,,,i always wear a desert bonnie and have long hair (1/2native)so bumb me and say hey tite lines michael

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If the water remains high, and I expect it will be high on opening weekend. A olive, black, or brown woolybugger is always a good choice.

In the afternoon if the water stays clear, there will be some good dry fly fishing unless it is flooded, you just never know what opening day will bring.

You can always nymph and catch fish, pheasant tails, prince nymphs, sow bugs, gold ribbed hares ears and about any kind of small bead head midge will work. Depending on the water, I would fish 6X tippet, if the water is rolling, then you can probably get by with 5X, but for dries I try to stay with 7X I just seem to get better drifts with long tippets of 7X. I fish leaders usually around 9'.

Good dries early in the year are adams, caddis, griffiths gnast BWO's and if it is warm we will even be catching them on beetles in early march. We have caught trout on beetles all winter, they work better when it is warm.

San juan worms will be good choices to, if the water stays up, and glo-balls are good also, both work pretty much anytime.

Tim Homesley

23387 st. hwy 112

Cassville, Mo 65625

Roaring River State park

Tim's Fly Shop


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