Low water: 9' 6X leader, 4' 6X or 7X tippet below strike indicator. Tie on midge pattern, place a #7 split shot above fly. High stick and set the hook if the indicator hesitates or goes down.
High water: Use 8 wt rod: 1 generator: Tie 10' of 4X tippet to fly line loop. Place strike indicator 2" below loop. Place 3/0 split shot 8' below indicator. Tie fly (san juan worm or egg patter) 14" below split shot. Fish 90 degrees to side of boat, 30' out and drift. Fish whole river bank to bank.
On 2 generators use 12' of tippet and put heavier split shot at 10' below strike indicator.
Water generation varies, always call ahead and find a marker on the shoreline so you can observe rising water.
Water Generation Predictions call 866-494-1993
Current Water Generation call 870-431-5311
Just getting through a cold weather period. The flies and streamers you will need are Olive Wooly Buggers, eggs, San Juan Worms and copper Johns.
Fishing will be excellent for the coming week!
weather is great and so is the fishing. 50 degrees at night mid 70 degrees during the day.