In the spring, when rivers are often flowing high and fast, I rely on a technique known as the “bump-twitch,” a hybrid of nymphing and streamer fishing that uses a floating line and often incorporates aspects of each method during . . .
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 . . .
Kati and her husband, Jamie, throwing streamers on a sunny early winter afternoon. Photo courtesy Rouse Fly Fishing
Here in the Ozarks, our winters are pretty mild. Unless we are in the middle of a cold snap, our lows stay around freezing and our highs are in the upper forties, and sometimes warmer. Luckily, all of our big fisheries are . . .
Gracie finally hooks up after some instruction from new guide, Kati. Photos by Jeff Rose
The other day, I had the pleasure of taking out Gracie Edwards, co-owner of Fayettechill in Arkansas. She had never had anyone teach her how to cast a fly rod and had not caught a fish in the last couple of years, . . .
The grogeous browns that the river is famous for were more than willing to eat flies. Photos by Drew Ross
Getting to fish with friends isn’t something I get to do very often, primarily because I fish during the week while most responsible people are at work. But just before Thanksgiving, a buddy called . . .
Dry Run Creek is a stream in Arkansas that is open only to children under 16 and qualified handicapped anglers. That leaves the rest of us to just watch and drool. Yet another example of George Bernard Shaw’s brilliant observation: . . .