Fishing Beaver Tailwaters Feb 7th, great winter weather!

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Tan Scud
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Tied by my teenage daughter, Blue Dun with green ribbing.
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Fishing test to see what can I get the fish to react to. Caught 4 fish on this before losing it.

Can’t believe this weather for this early in Feb.  Weather was so nice to get out and fish and a lot of people thought the same thing.  Haven’t seen so many people out both bait fishing and fly fishing since early October.

Fishing was good on midges (purple, blue dun, rootbeer, rainbow) and tan scuds.

Couple nice catches to talk about.  First was the rainbow colored midge I tied up this week.  We were talking about all the variations of flies out there and does it really matter what you do to catch a trout.  You can always trick one trout to eat anything, it’s getting that second and third and more to react determines the success of the fly.  Fishing was slow the first part of the morning so I decided to go ahead and try the rainbow midge.  I was so surprised to see that indicator dip after only a couple casts, but thought I was able to get one tricked.  I then was even more surprised to catch a second, then a third, then a forth before losing the fly on another hook set.  Surprised to get such a reaction from that midge.  It was a real pain to tie with that many colors, so not sure when I will repeat that pattern.

Next good catch was using a midge that my teenage daughter tied this week.  It was a Blue Dun midge with green ribbing. I had a bite pretty quick after using it and was pretty excited to get that fish landed and get a picture for her.  I then landed another, had one get off and finally another snap the line.  Pretty rewarding to pass along the fly tying skill and then be able to catch a fish using their pattern.

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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