Made it to the Arkansas today with Paul Zimmerman, had a great day with him. The fishing continues to get more difficult as we progress deeper into winter. The midges continue to get smaller, making it a little tougher. The fish are responding to the bugs. You will see them feeding on top and in the film all day long. The problem is that the midges are TINY! #26-28 is about the size of the naturals. A #26 black sprout midge will catch them on the surface. We had mixed success through out the day with black beauties and Johnny Flashes. Picking up a few fish here and there, but nothing big. It was what I call a “dinker day” (a day full of little fish), but still a lot of fun!
I was able to pick up a few on the egg, but a pretty slow day really. Zim caught a few on an olive and cream midge. As the weather warms, look for the midges to taper off and the BWOs to start. That is what I am looking forward to. Once the BWOs start the fishing will intensity and go nuts again. I think we are still 2 or 3 weeks out from that. But it won’t be long. Check out the new Fly Fishing Photography Blog too. We were able to get out earlier in the week and shoot a couple photos. Some tips and tricks in there for those who are interested.