Beaver Tailwaters – Dec 13, 2014



Another great December morning to fish.  The weather was nice this morning with temperatures in the very comfortable mid 50’s with no wind and overcast.

I started off with the morning with the trusty ole black zebra midge and started catching almost immediately.  After several netted fish, I switched to the copper midge and rusty midge and did pretty well with those as well.  I then tried my version of the sub-micro olive jig that I tied this week and caught one pretty quickly, but had some issues right after that.  I had a slight tangle at the end of the rod, so reached up the rod to work it loose, and “SNAP” 2 1/2 feet of my 9 ft rod decided to divorce. My heart sunk as I held the two sections.

I was about an hour into fishing when I snapped my fly rod. I initially thought my morning was going to be short, but I continued to fight that short rod for another 3 hours.  How and Why did I do that?  That’s what I love about Fly Fishing, it’s like the world around you just isn’t there and time moves without you really noticing.

Off to figure out how to get another fly rod, wish me luck.

Happy Fishing and stay Trout Tough!



Published by nwatrout

Fly Fishing Guide on the White River below Beaver Lake Dam, also known as Beaver Tailwaters. Located 10 miles west of Eureka Springs, AR or 30 miles east of Rogers, AR and Bentonville, AR off Hwy 62.

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