Great Start To The New Year!

Started off the New Year pretty cool.  Low to mid 30s yesterday and again today.  Gong to see a warm up starting tomorrow with mid 40s, then mid 50s Friday and 60s (wow!) Saturday and Sunday.  60s again Monday but chances of showers, probably early.  Otherwise, all next week looks great with temperatures pretty much in the 50s the rest of the week.

Today is the first day we have seen generation all day.  Although they had projected generators shutting down at 10:00 a.m. today, it is still running a low two at 4:00 p.m.  Tomorrow is showing a lot of water all day.  Haven’t seen this for a while.  Table Rock Lake is now at 915.0 feet (normal power pool for this time of the year).  We’ll just have to see what they do after tomorrow.  Hope we can get back to the low or no generation, especially with this great weather in the forecast!

Jim on the water last Wednesday with Hugh from Florida.  He is a Tarpon guide out there.  They had a good day on the JQ streamer, ruby midge and the hot hare’s ear nymph.  Nasty day, but they prevailed.

Ty – 12/27/18

Thursday, Carolyn took Troy, and his two sons, Ty and Trey.  Troy took our fly fishing school a few years ago and has also fished with us in the past.  Decided it was time to get his boys on the water with us.  Fun day!  Think this was Ty’s second time to have a fly rod in his hands.  Trey probably didn’t have much more times than that and everyone, including Dad, did great!  It was a black copperhead midge day.  They also hooked a few stripping the tiger tail on a 3 ips sinking leader.   Jim had a group of guys who wanted lots of instruction and possibly catch a few fish.  Jim got the instruction out of the way and then they started having fun catching fish on the black copperhead midge and the regular zebra midge.  Fun day for these guys too!

Darren took Steve, from Kansas, out for half a day Friday.  Steve is fairly new and wanted to experience fly fishing from a drift boat.  They did both….fished from the boat and got out and did some wading.  Their best fly was also the black copperhead midge.

New Year’s eve day, Larry and Doug spent half a day on the water with Darren.  Tough day for them, but they landed some fish on the black copperhead midge with a scud dropper.

New Years Day it was the annual River Runners Women’s Fly Fishing group on the river.  Fun day even though it was only in the 30s and overcast most of the day.  But we hit the water a little after 10:00 a.m. and decided we could no longer feel our fingers around 3:00 p.m.  What a way to start the New Year!

The Polar Bear gang! 1/1/19

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