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Tungsten “Trusty” Rusty Midge

Tungsten “Trusty” Rusty Midge

The word “trusty” for this midge is dead on! This fly flat gets it done fishing Taneycomo, but it has been very effective on the White River, and I don’t think a lot of people know about this fly yet. I believe in it so well that I put it on the best hook when fishing midges. It’s called TMC 2499SPBL which stands for super point barbless. The hook has more of a open gap and a hook point that doesn’t miss fish. It is also barbless so ready to go in the catch and release areas on the White and Norfork.It comes in both size 16 and 18 which are the one’s I fished the most. I do have it in a size 14, but not on the 2499, but on a scud hook with a down eye.

How to Tie: Rusty Midge

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Tungsten Harvester Midge

Tungsten Harvester Midge

This pattern is the number one go-to fly for fishing low water at Taneycomo, but I found that this pattern to be just as good here in Arkansas, especially on the White River. The other spin off this which I think fishes just a little bit better is the Trusty Rusty midge. I like fishing the Harvester midge only in size 18, but the Trusty I will fish all the way up to a size 14 depending on water conditions. This particular thread is Uni-Thread in a burnt orange, the Harvester midge is tied with Danville.

Tungsten Ruby Midge – Copper Bead

Tungsten Ruby Midge – Copper Bead

This different version of the Ruby wasn’t the staple midge for the White River, but over the years it has gain popularity because copper beads just work on several flies we use in the Ozark’s. Another great pattern that I use, but learned on the banks of  Taneycomo is the Rusty midge. Us locals like to call it “Trusty Rusty” because you can trust this pattern gets it done. So, if you haven’t tried this fly, I would give it try like fishing Ruby midges with copper beads.

Taneycomo Kit – 135 Fly Assortment

Taneycomo Kit – 135 Fly Assortment

This is the Large Double Sided Water Proof Box. The front side has 87 flies and the back side has 48. Short description of what is in the box, you have the very best selection of patterns that are truly staple flies for Taneycomo. This is my home water and I can fish anyone of these patterns on any given day or water scenario. On the front you get Beadhead Scud’s, a bunch of dubbed body scud’s (which is the most productive fly at Taney), Swissstraw Scud’s, V-Rib Midge, Primrose & Pearl, Kent Campbell’s Midge, Rusty Midge, Olive Dun Midge, Zebra Midge with copper bead which is the best color, Soft Hackles, Brook Sprout, Serendipity, Renegade and WD40’s. The back side has the bigger stuff, you get deer hair pellets for the outlet, various sizes in SJW, Mega Worm’s, Brad Wright’s Sculpin’s, Dace streamers for night fishing, Hopper and Stimulator for the Bluffs below Lookout Hole, Crackleback’s, Ant patterns for shallow water along the banks in skinny water (when the water is off), Miracle Fly, Beetles,Wooly Bugger and the popular wooly called the Tiger Tail. You really don’t need anything else and I would say, I took all of the guess work out of this kit for sure! If you ever have questions on a particular pattern or need knowledge of the pattern, or when and how to fish it, never hesitate to give us a call (417-294-0759). We are always here to help!

If you divided $160.00 into 135 flies it comes to $1.18 a fly plus the box! Pretty good deal and really helps you out on saving if you were to buy these individual, not to mention you have some single hook streamers that would cost over $2.00 a fly.

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How-to-Steps Nymph Patterns

How-to-Steps Nymph Patterns

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Monthly Wrap Up| July 31 2020

Monthly Wrap Up| July 31 2020

July Wrap Up - July 31 2020 The Last Day of July Report 7-31-20 July proved to be one of the more predictable months thus far.  Some of the things one could count on was the hot and humid weather almost every day and the other was steady high-water flows. What wasn’t...

Lisa’s 2019 Year-end Review

Lisa’s 2019 Year-end Review

Lisa’s 2019 Year-end Review Now that I have dove into the world of guiding the last 6 years of the sport of fly fishing has changed significantly from the previous 17 and along with it comes writing something down from time to time, something I have avoided pretty...