Tying up some size 22 zebra midges.

After a tough weekend a couple weekends ago I wanted to add to my arsenal with tiny midges. I bought some size 22 hooks and went to work. The first hook I started tying snapped out of vice and went somewhere in the house. I started to tie my second midge and the same thingContinue reading “Tying up some size 22 zebra midges.”

Cold Day Fishing – Beaver Tailwaters Nov 14

With snow in the forecast and the temperature starting at a frigid 27 degrees, that was still not going to stop me from getting a little fly fishing in this Saturday morning.  I thought about fishing many times throughout the work week and on my way from work Wednesday evening I had even convinced myself thatContinue reading “Cold Day Fishing – Beaver Tailwaters Nov 14”

Fishing Beaver Tailwaters Nov 8th

After a rough weekend last week due to the early and long generation schedule and a tough/long week at work, I was itching to get out there and catch some fish this weekend. I got up and was at the Beaver Tailwaters just a little after 7am.  I decided to try a new section IContinue reading “Fishing Beaver Tailwaters Nov 8th”

Purple Zebra Midge

The Purple Zebra Midge is an excellent pattern to use on Norfork all times of the day. I’ve caught fish until I was tired using this pattern. I’ve had marginal success with it on Beaver Tailwaters. UTC 140 purple thread on size 16 hook, silver tungsten bead head and silver ribbing. Have several of theseContinue reading “Purple Zebra Midge”

P&P Zebra Midge

Proven pattern that seems to work well when the sun is high. Developed on the waters of Taneycomo by manager Shannon at River Run Outfitters, but I found it works well on Beaver Tailwaters as well. Tied on size 16 hook. Lt. Cahill 6/0 thread. Copper tungsten bead and copper wire. Pearl tinsel on topContinue reading “P&P Zebra Midge”

Rusty Brown Zebra Midge

Here’s a proven pattern of the Rusty Brown Zebra Midge. Size 16 hook with copper tungsten bead and copper wire. UTC 140 Rusty Brown thread. Very effective on Beaver Tailwaters as well as Norfork. In early October I caught probably 15-20 trout in and hour on the Norfork with this fly. Over half of theContinue reading “Rusty Brown Zebra Midge”

Fishing Nov1

First cold morning fishing opportunity of the year, with temps in the mid 20’s.  I checked the generation schedule using the link below: http://www.swpa.gov/generationschedules.aspx Found they were planning on generating from 7am to 11am for the Beaver Tailwaters, labeled as #11 across the top of the list, which means they start around 6am, and willContinue reading “Fishing Nov1”