[Interview starts at 42:53.]
You may not be able to fish without a jacket every day on the famous tailwaters of Arkansas, but it’s always a possibility. A nice change at this time of year. This week, I talk with Jamie Rouse of Rouse Fly Fishing about what kind of conditions he sees during the winter, what tactics and flies he uses, and how to avoid late-spawning fish. Makes me want to head south.
In the Fly Box, we have these questions and tips:
- What can I do to make the flies I tie float like the ones I buy in the fly shop?
- Can you recommend any manufacturers of good quality barbless hooks? (Hint: it starts with an O.)
- A tip for twisting chenille and hackle together for making a more durable Woolly Bugger.
- Is it OK to remove a root ball in a river that is causing snags?
- Is it OK to remove small trees along the bank to get more back-cast room?
- Is it OK to shuffle downstream and then fish the chum line you create?
- Can I get a regional fishing license for multiple states?
- How do you train a dog to not run in the river and spoil the holes? Is there any etiquette for fishing with a dog?
- Is there a reason NOT to put mono weed guards on a fly?
- Do natural fly-tying materials have a shelf life?
- Why do you like a sling bag, as opposed to a vest or chest pack?