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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-22-2019, 11:46 AM Thread Starter
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Location: NW Arkansas tailwater - White and Norfork Rivers
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New Arkansas Spey Caster

Greetings from Arkansas - home of the White River. I'm an avid single hand fly fisher and just purchased a Sage Trout Spey HD in 4wt to chase big browns, cutthroat and rainbows below Bull Shoals Dam. The White is a big river with daily flows from 2,000 CFS to 18,000 CFS. During those larger releases, particularly during winter shad kills, a single hand streamer rod is a lot of work. After a trip to Oregon in June visiting some awesome fly shops and spending time catching fish on the South Santiam with a great guide, I was able to learn about spey casting. After watching countless videos I was hooked and made the investment. Looking forward to learning from everyone in here and hopefully contributing helpful information as a rookie in two handed casting.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-22-2019, 06:44 PM
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Arkansas is on my bucket list for sure. I've seen pics and vids of this very special place.\

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Which way to the river?
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-22-2019, 10:22 PM
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Welcome NWAdrew. You're in a great area, love The White River. Try going out around 10:00 pm and fishing big streamers that really push water. Lots of big fish in that river, at least there were in the '80s. We used single hand 9 ft 8 wt, but spey rods would be a blast!
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-22-2019, 11:14 PM
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Lived in Fayetteville from '93 to 2002 and fished the White all of the time, a two-hand rod would be a blast!
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-22-2019, 11:27 PM
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Originally Posted by coug View Post
Lived in Fayetteville from '93 to 2002 and fished the White all of the time, a two-hand rod would be a blast!
lots of good warm water spey fishes to be found around there as well...
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-23-2019, 12:34 PM
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Moved out here from Mountain Home. Used to get some funny looks from folks fishing the White while I practiced with a two hander.

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