Date Posted: February 04, 2017

This winter has been warmer than usual, so if you pick and choose the right day, you can enjoy some good fishing on the Little Red.  The lake is low, so generation is for electric power only and this has been at a minimum with about 2 to 4 hours each morning and some late afternoon generation.  This makes for good fly fishing conditions on the river by staying ahead or going in behind the rising water.
The warmer temperatures are allowing some hatches to occur with blue winged olives and midges being the most common. The March Brown mayflies are beginning to hatch so watch for them. These hatches have been better in the afternoons.  Small midge pupas and mayfly emergers have been good producers. With low clear water, small tippet (6x) will help the trout accepting your fly.

If January cabin fever is getting to you or withdrawal from hunting is setting in, you might think about a fly fishing trip on the Little Red.

My free fly fishing class will begin on Thursday, February 16, 2017 and is open to all beginning and novice fly fishers (older youth and adults).  Younger youth are welcome if accompanied by an adult.  The class meets one night per week for a total of four weeks. No fishing tackle is required but if anyone has a question about their personal rod, reel or flies, bring them and I will be happy to answer any questions.
    Time:       7:00 to 9:00 pm
    Dates:    February 16, February 23, March 2 and March 9
    Place:    First United Methodist Church
        Heber Springs, AR
    Cost:    Free
       Duration:    Each Thursday night for 4 weeks
         Contact:    Greg Seaton   501-690-9166
                              If you plan on attending the class, please contact me in advance to reserve your place.  If unable to attend all classes, feel free to attend what you can.
Good Fishing!!
Greg Seaton


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