At the end of our last few youth camps, a common comment we receive is, "Who will take me fishing?" What a dilemma! We've just spent three days introducing kids age 10 - 15 to entomolgy, fly tying and fly fishing. And then leave them to pursue the sport on their own.
To address that problem, White... [ READ MORE... ]
Mon, Feb 3, White River TU Meeting
Mike Kelly is a board member of the Buffalo River Watershed Alliance. He will appear at the Arkansas White River TU meeting on Monday, February 3rd to give an update of the issues about the hog production facility located in the Buffalo River Watershed.
The "Save... [ READ MORE... ]
Have you ever wondered where all the water goes after the rain ends? Or where your community’s storm sewers or drainage ditches lead?
The answer is your local creek, river or lake. When turning on a faucet, most Arkansans have no doubt that clean water will spill out, but not nearly enough people... [ READ MORE... ]
Our chapter is proud to bring the Trout in the Classroom project to schools in Baxter County. We currently have 4 aquariums in operation and two more schools that will be equipped after the winter break. (Thanks to Mike Schraeder for heading up this project.)
Cotter School kids will soon be... [ READ MORE... ]
For those of you who were unable to attend, here is a link to Bill Thorne's powerpoint presentation. It's not as interesting without Bill's narrative. But it will help to bring you up to speed on what's happening in our chapter and at the national level.
Click this link to view.
Tommy snapped a few... [ READ MORE... ]
We had a great turnout at last night's monthly meeting. I really enjoyed sharing Sara's and my experience in Madison at the annual meeting.
We showed three videos, Intro to the new Website, Headwaters and State of TU....All were well recieved. I had numerous members interested in the Teen Summit... [ READ MORE... ]
Video of Chad Johnson's Deer Head SlugGo
Great new video produced by Brian and Jenny Wise....showing Chad Johnson tying a new deer hair pattern he fishes on the White River in North Central Arkansas for trophy Brown trout.
Chad is a guide frrom Dally's Ozark Fly Fisher , a TU endorsed outfitter and fly shop on the White River. Chad is a... [ READ MORE... ]
In order to honor the best fly tiers among us The Sowbug Roundup is sponsoring a Fly Tying Contest. The contest is open to all and there is no registration fee. All you have to do is to tie your best flies and submit them for judging. The flies will be judged by experienced tiers and they will not... [ READ MORE... ]
Dry Run Creek, which feeds into the Norfork Tail water is an absolutely fabulous resource for Trout Unlimited . All three Arkansas TU Chapters benifit from Dry Run but especially Chapter #698.
It is not only a tremendous example of stream bank restoration work, it also provides a wonderful spot to... [ READ MORE... ]