Fly Fishing Report – Rob Woodruff & Loop Lab at Lantana Lodge on Lake Ray Roberts

| June 14, 2010

Fly Fishing Report by Rob Woodruff –

Lake Fork – Threadfin Shad are schooling and spawning along the weed lines especially on the north end of the lake. The top water bite has been good, early and late most days and all day when cloudy for bass up to 8 pounds. Poppers in Shad colors (Blue/White, Silver, Gray) have been the best choice. When the sun is high, sinking lines and streamers fished in 8-12 feet of water in the areas adjacent to the spawning shad are a good choice. Matching the size of the Shad in the area is important.

East Texas Lakes- Early morning and evening has been providing fast top water action for big Bream and Bass. Chartreuse poppers have been getting the most strikes. Weed beds and Lilly Pads have been the key for Bream and lay down logs have been holding the larger Bass. Once the sun is up, Shad patterns have been producing Bass and slow sinking flies, like a Wilson’s Bluegill Bully, in Black or Olive have been working well for Bream.

AM- PM Trips- I will be offering AM trips for Bass and Bream on Gilmer Lake and PM trips for Bass on Lake Fork all Summer long. These trips usually offer great top water fishing while avoiding the heat of the day. AM trips are from 6:00-10:30, PM trips are from 5:00-9:30. Rate is $200 for one or two anglers and includes everything except a Texas Fishing License.

Lower Mountain Fork River- The Trout have liked the increased flow and cooler than normal water temperatures in Zone 1. Sulphur Mayflies and Caddis are hatching and terrestrial patterns are getting attention on top. Zone 2 has been feast or famine. Streamers are producing some large pretty Trout when the bite is on.

Loop Lab 101: Foundations of Fly Casting
The Practical Science of Fly Fishing
September 25, 2010
Lantana Lodge Lake Ray Roberts, TX

Accuracy, distance, and efficiency are hallmarks of good fly casting. Good casting allows an angler to maximize their time on-the-water and to get the most from their fishing trips.

Loop Lab 101 develops good fly casters by providing understanding of essential fly casting concepts, instruction in effective practice strategies and the ability to self analyze and correct faulty casts.

Loop Lab 101 gives beginners the foundation for a steep learning curve and good casting habits. Intermediate or lower level advanced casters will find the framework for quantum improvements and consistent casting performance on the water.

Class is limited to 10 students. (Only 8 spaces remaining)
Advance registration required.
Course fee is $200.00.

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