Arkansas River
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  1. Hopper  

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Jul 14 FlyCast River Forecast

Technicality: 3/5

Upper Arkansas flows dropped last week but picked back up over the weekend. Sitting at 1,410 cfs, the river is high, fast and off-color, so stick to the banks and outer seams where the current is slowest. When nymphing, use plenty of weight and big flies. Trout are opportunistic right now, so anything big and/or flashy will do the trick. Pats Rubber Legs, leeches, worms and Little Yellow Sloans are great lead flies. Below that, trail flashy searcher or baetis patterns. Again, weight is critical, so if you havent seen any action, add more weight. Other than heavy nymph rigs, hopper droppers have produced decent results when fished along the banks. Chubby Chernobyls, PMX and Amys Ants are great dry fly options. Behind that, trail a Pats Rubber Legs, Flashback Pheasant Tail or JuJu Baetis.

Ideal Days to Fish: Monday, Saturday & Sunday

Suggested Flies:

Sub-surface: Pats Rubber Legs (#10-12), Little Yellow Sloan (#12-16), RS2 (#20 - 22), Chocolate Thunder (#20 - 22), Stalcup's Baetis (#20 - 22), JuJu Baetis (#20 - 22), WD 40 (#20 - 22) Prince Nymph (#16 - 18), Pheasant Tail (#18 - 20), Hare's Ear (#16 - 18), red Copper John (#18 - 20), Black Beauty (#20 - 22), Zebra Midge (#20 - 22), Top Secret Midge (#20 - 22), Electric Caddis (#16 - 18), Sparkle Pupa (#16) Rainbow Warrior (#20 - 22), Mayer's Mini-Leech and San Juan Worm.

Surface: Parachute Adams (#22 - #24), Elk Hair Caddis (#16 - 18), Griffiths Gnat (#24) and Chubby Chernobyl (#8 - 12)



This report was written by FlyCast River Forecast: https://www.flycastusa.com/

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