My girlfriend and I have been fishing the Little Red quite often for the past few weeks. We've had very good success. Only seven days in on fly fishing for her and she's really picked it up. I've been tying flies and fishing and building rods for several years now and its fun to find someone to share it with. We always enjoy it and appreciate the awesome fisheries in AR. The game and fish and corp really do a good job down here. Supposedly the game and fish never stocked any Browns into the red. They started it out by rolling big bails of moss off and improved the habitat a bit. Some insects were introduced. Without much change to the actual tail water a good beginning was taking place. After a healthy bit of Rainbows were established, a local club secretly introduced browns and they really thrived. That's the story anyway.... regardless, it worked. If anyone would be interested in tactics we used, areas, or flies, or even a trip...pm me.
hooked up with a nice Brown on a 4wt what a fight
one of her impressive browns. already asking to go back my Patagonia scheme :devil: haha just joking...
real nice fish. most caught sight fishing!
interesting damage. my guess is adolescent accident
Mr Raccoon fishing with us.
another good fish.
they hardly give up...
but eventually, in hand!
and after going home for a haircut!
Thanks for looking. I have fished many tail waters of AR. Those interested in coming to AR I'd be happy to help. I've been absorbed in fly fishing since 11 and 12. Its my passion and I love sharing it with others. These fish were very spooky and fairly hard to catch. Common tactics will end your day fish less. Pressure in these rivers are crazy steep. My advice coming to AR is to get out of the box, grab a jon boat, know the generation schedules, and fish your own flies... your own patterns I mean. And I've noticed wade fisherman giving bad looks to a guy floating down drift fishing. Keep in mind boats have the right of way here and if anyone says anything to you tell them to read the regs!! Bait fisherman crowd the banks on most of the public access points. Don't be afraid to walk down river or upstream and leave them. Just know the schedule because little to no warning is given (away from the dam and popular areas) and it comes up quick! If in a boat excellent fishing can be expected while floating down with high water behind you and low water in front. Stay right on the "edge" of rising waters. For more info or fly patterns pm me. I don't mind sharing my flies... but maybe not to the whole world.
Little Red River, Heber Springs, AR
9 hour float trip from swinging bridge
Many many fish caught and all released. Including Rainbows, A Cutthroat, small Browns, And the largest Browns ranging from 24" to 27"
Tight lines and thick wallets,