The Toad Fly Shop Little Red River Report -9/23/2012

Jordans fatty that had been gorging on Crayfish.

Heres a fishing report from Yesterdays trip to the Little Red.  It was the first time I had fished with Jordan and Chris.  It’s always a great time fishing with people who love to fish but also enjoy being outdoors and  taking in the whole experience.  Check out Chris’s report below and call and book a trip with Chris or Jordan.  We can accommodate beginners all the way up to you guys and gals who are hunting for big fish and willing to throw streamers all day.

“The Toad Fly Staff (Tim Bull, Jordan Case, and Chris Morris) had good times on the lower portion of the Little Red River yesterday, water conditions were low, clear and falling early in the am.  Many fish up and down the river with plenty of solitude.  So much so, deer swam nearby and eagles lazily ate their prey.  The stockers were not exacting on fly choice but definitely subtle on the take.  Nymphs and Streamers worked well.

When nymphing, a two fly rig proved positive with a 7.5ft 4x Mono Leader, 2.5ft 5x Fluorocarbon Tippet, varied Split Shot (started with a #6 typically) above the leader/tippet knot, connected to a Size 18 Pheasant Tail or Size 14-16 UV Humpback Scud/Sowbug as the top fly.  Off the bend of the top fly was 14inches of 6x Fluorocarbon tippet tied with a Duncan loop or Clinch knot. A Size 22 Midge Pupae (Red or Olive) terminating the end.   A dead drift and awareness of the indicator was a necessity for the subtle takes.

When streamer fishing, Jordan caught fat and happy rainbows on a size 10 Black Woolly Bugger for majority of the day.  Proving it always pays to have a box of woollies!  Although conditions were not optimal,   Tim and I were determined to throw the big stuff.  Articulated streamers brought in a couple of smaller browns, but no monsters to be had.  Jordan’s last fish of the day provided the most entertainment.

Definitely a great time fishing with Tim and Jordan and looking forward to our next trip!

Chris Morris (Arkansas Drift) ”

Drop by The Toad Fly and we can show you how to set up the “two fly nymphing rig” and help you to “Get your Rod Bent”


2 thoughts on “The Toad Fly Shop Little Red River Report -9/23/2012

    • Jayson. What are you looking for in a rod? Bass, Trout, Brim etc. Where would you be fishing primarily? Give me a little insight in what you are looking for. TFO rods are solid rods but there are also several others that are equally as good. Finding one that suits your casting style is what you need to look for. Do you like a fast tip or is a slower stroke more your style. One thing we do here at the shop is let you actually try the rod. Too often (especially at the box stores) all you get to do is shake it there in the isle. Also take into account that a good rod with a sub par line really effects the what the rod is able to do. We have had a lot of reall good results with the Redington combos and building setups with th Redington Torrents and The Rio Grand Lines for trout and lake fishing around here. Give me a call at the shop and we will see if we can’t find the best fit for you. I just gott in a our Redington Torrent Combo that will be hard to pass up.

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