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Old 12-31-2010, 10:46 PM
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Default White River 12/22/2010 and 12/23/10

I fished the 22nd and 23rd with Jeremy Hunt and Fly's and Guides. It was my first experience with dedicated streamer fishing for those larger predatory trout, and I wasn't disappointed. We hit the White River below Bull Shoals both days, and I had a great time.

Day 1:

We started out the day on dirty water, and there were about 45 minutes when we were questioning our decision to hit the White that day. We hugged the bank and slowed down for a while and the good water came. We floated the river until after dark when the water started dropping out on us. We finished the day with a number of fish in the 16-18 inch range. My fishing partner, Tom, capped the day with a 21 inter after dark.

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With a sore arm, I had looked forward to throwing lighter lines and flies on the Norfork. Fortunately, Jeremy convinced me that we would be better off hunting big fish back at the White. Consistent generation for several hours, gave us high and very clean water. It didn't take long to know we were going to have a good day. We were able to hook up and land several good fish.

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Including my personal best 24 incher.

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And when I was physically too sore to cast any more, Jeremy stepped in and brought a few fish to the boat. His best being this fish over 20 inches.

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Jeremy kept me on the water and gave this beginner a good combination of encouragement and instruction. I had a great time on the White and learning what it takes to throw these big streamers and bang the banks for big predatory trout.

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Nice fish, congrats!

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Default Re: White River 12/22/2010 and 12/23/10

Nice report and Photos DD..what kind of line you got loaded up on the Fly rods? Is that mono?
I've heard storys and my Nephew used to fish with mono on his rod. Guess its suposed to put you in touch with the fish better?
Were you tossing wolly buggers? J/C
Any way nice creel !
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Beautiful fish!congrats
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Default Re: White River 12/22/2010 and 12/23/10

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Nice report and Photos DD..what kind of line you got loaded up on the Fly rods? Is that MONO?
I've heard storys and my Nephew used to fish with mono on his rod. Guess its suposed to put you in touch with the fish better?*
Were you tossing wolly buggers? J/C
Any way nice creel !
We were fishing big articulated Galloup flies (Sex Dungeons, Bottoms Up, and some varients) in white and olive.

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Nice report and some beautiful fish there... once again I am craving the open water... thanks!
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Wonderful. Thank you for sharing.

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We were fishing big articulated Galloup flies (Sex Dungeons, Bottoms Up, and some varients) in white and olive. We fished them on 7 and 8 wt rods throwing 350 to 400 grain SA Streamer Express tipped with 0X to 2X leaders and 10lb to 15lb tippet.
Is that the clear stuff? I've seen that before too..Looks like it worked..
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Is that the clear stuff? I've seen that before too..Looks like it worked..
I am Jealous for sure good job
No clear stuff. That is usually an intermediate (neutral buoyancy), slow sink, or i think some sink tips. The heavier stuff is typically a grey or dark grey head with a color coded running line.

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