Date Posted: February 08, 2017

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.

Spring is here!  Or is it?  This winter has been unusually warm with cold days mingled in.  If one can pick their days, the fishing and weather have been good.  Yesterday and today the temperature has been in the 70’s and we missed the heavy rain on Monday, so the river is clear and the insect activity is good.  Hatches of midges and blue winged olives are being seen on these warmer days along with a few caddis and march brown mayflies.  The bite has been good on midge pupas and size 16 mayfly nymphs.  If you are seeing rising fish, you may want to fish a mayfly emerger pattern.  
The lake is about 7 feet low and generation is for power demand only.  Check the generation schedule daily and plan your trip accordingly.  Most of the insect activity will be on the low water periods.
You have one more week before the free fly fishing class at Heber Springs First United Methodist Church.  Please call me to register.

Good Fishing!!

Greg Seaton

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