Date Posted: February 11, 2018

February in Arkansas is staying true to form, cold one day and warm the next.  The last two have been the cold variety and the forecast for later in the week being close to 70 midweek and then cold again for the weekend; a rain chance during this period.
If you can choose a warm day, the insect activity is starting with midges and some caddis beginning to emerge. .  When the caddis are coming off, you might try a redass tied with florescent green thread.
The river is clear and low with generation in the mornings when the temperature is low.  This generation usually is from about 6:00 am to 10:00 am.  During warmer temps and on the weekends the generation decreases or stops.
 Trout are taking small sowbugs, midge pupa, size 10 Woolybuggers and size 16 mayfly emergers.
It would be best to check the generation schedule before planning your trip.  Also if a large rain event should occur this time of the year, it may muddy the river due to runoff.

NOTICE: I will again be offering the free fly fishing class at First United Methodist Church in Heber Springs beginning Thursday evening, February 15th. The class lasts for 4 weeks (each Thursday night from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm). These dates are February 15, February 22, March 1 and March 8. It would be best to attend all classes, but if this not possible, come when you can. To register for this class, please contact Greg Seaton at 501-690-9166. If I am unable to answer, I will return voicemails or texts. Class begins this Thursday… so time is running out to register!

Good Fishing!!
Greg Seaton

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