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River: Arkansas River Lower

A few thoughts from the river

Post By: xavierk31      Posted: 11/9/2021 10:45:56 AM     Points: 6159    
First of all, I want to give a shoutout to Yakoda Supply Co. If you're a fly fisherman, and you haven't checked them out, you need to. Their gear is great for saving space while on the river. I love their new sidekick and their slim fly tins! Plus their flies are awesome, too. I hooked all but 2 of my fish on their CDC pheasant tail last week.
Which brings me to this- that's what I caught all my fish on, a pheasant tail pattern. I tried this, that, and the other that were recommended but no hookups on anything that wasn't a pheasant tail pattern. Only reason I didn't keep fishing the same fly was because I lost it... gotta love the overhanging trees. My father-in-law (who isn't a fisherman) said "well, they all wanted the same thing, imagine that"... sarcastically of course. I thought that was odd but I guess that's fishing, right?
Lastly, it was cool to see all the different color ranges on the bows I caught... some more pink, some more red, and one that was at least 10 inches long but still had really well defined par marks on just one side. Didn't notice the par marks til I was releasing him, otherwise I'd try to attach a pic.
Apologies for the slight blurriness of the pics here....
 Reply by: Barnacles      Posted: 11/9/2021 12:54:26 PM     Points: 3897
Thanks! Great to see a report from the river. Appreciate the tip on Yakoda & the pheasant tail. Most of my good flies are stuck in those willows up towards Cotopaxi.
 Reply by: not too old to fish      Posted: 11/10/2021 10:15:03 AM     Points: 8440
Looks like you need more gear attached to yourself LOL, nice report thanks for sharing.
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