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Monday Morning Reporting – Beaver’s Bend Report from Rob Woodruff

| March 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

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Good morning everyone! When there’s significant news to report, there’s nothing I can do but get straight to it. This was sent to me from Rob Woodruff, who I haven’t heard from in a good while — he’s very busy. There’ll be more independent reporting this week – a story on fly fishing Lake Buchanan for carp comes out tomorrow.

Courtesy Woodruff Guide ServicesHigh Water on the
Lower Mountain Fork River

At about 11:30 AM on Monday, March 16, The US Army Corps of Engineers began releasing 1100 CFS of water down Spillway Creek at Beavers Bend State Park. They did this without warning people on the creek and river, the officials at Beavers Bend State Park, The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation or even the USACE Area Manager who works for them. The initial release sent a 4 foot wave of water and debris down the creek, knocking down, bruising, battering and washing away anglers and people walking along creek banks. The Park Rangers and the Swift Water Rescue Unit from Broken Bow Fire Department had to respond and rescue people stranded by the high water. My wife, Jenny Mayrell-Woodruff, was guiding a trip at the time and had to act quickly to get herself, her clients and a 10 year old boy who had been separated from his parents to safety. It is very fortunate that no one drowned or was seriously injured.

That it was Spring Break and one of the few weekdays of the year when there are families and small children on the river, the release was scheduled well in advance to allow routine maintenance on the generators at the hydroelectric plant and the lake was only two feet above normal height and 25 feet under flood pool, all add to the evidence of a very poor decision made by the Tulsa Office of the US Army Corps of Engineers.
More pictures of the flooding caused by the March 16 release are available on the Lower Mountain Fork River Foundation’s Facebook Page:www.facebook.com/media/set/set=a.966572810032313.1073741828.121582697864666&type=1

March 20th., The US Army Corps of Engineers announced an updated  policy for water releases from the Broken Bow Dam Spillway:
www.swt.usace.army.mil/Media/NewsReleases/tabid/4954/Article/581089/broken-bow-powerhouse-offline-upstream-flood-gates-to-be-temporarily-used-for-w.aspx

Currently about 1000 cfs (typical flow is around 100 cfs) is being released through two flood gates at Broken Bow Dam. This flow is expected to continue for the next 30-45 days. The water is very clear and 48 degrees  The river is fishing well in places, but it takes planning and cautious wading to fish it safely. I would only recommend fishing by physically fit, strong, experienced waders over 14 years of age right now. Myself and most of the guides on the river are following the same criteria for guided trips at this time. Be aware that a warning horn means an increased flow from the Spillway, not the usual Power House release. Spillway Creek, The Bluffs, The Evening Hole and Lost Creek will all be effected by the higher water.

Courtesy Woodruff Guide Services

Even with the higher water conditions, fishing is very good in some areas. My wife,www.flyfishbeaversbend.comcaught this beautiful 24″ Brown Trout on March 25.

Thanks to Rob Woodruff at Woodruff Guide Services – www.flyfishingfork.com

Tenkara Class With Rob Woodruff in Broken Bow October 4

| August 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

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Tenkara Class
October 4, 2014
Broken Bow, OK

Tenkara, the traditional Japanese form of fly fishing, continues to rapidly grow in popularity in the US, Japan and Europe. It is a fun, simple and effective means of catching Trout and other species. I began fishing Tenkara style in 2010 and began to offer guided trips on the Lower Mountain Fork River in 2011. I became a member of the Tenkara USA Guide Network that same year.

tenkara class broken bow - courtesy Rob Woodruff

I will be offering an in-depth Tenkara Class on Saturday, October 4 on the Mountain Fork River. The class will consist of a 4 hour on the water session and two hours of fly tying instruction at The Forest Heritage Center covering traditional and modern Tenkara flies.

Topics include line and rod choices, rigging, fly selection, casting, presentations, strategies and playing & landing Trout.

Tenkara rods, lines, flies and fly tying materials will be provided. Students are responsible for waders, wading shoes (rentals are available), Oklahoma Fishing License and fly tying tools. Everyone is welcome to bring their own Tenkara rod if they prefer.

The class will be limited to 8 students. In order to maximize the time and attention I can give students while on the water, the class will be divided into two groups. The Morning Group will be on the river from 7:00-11:00AM, the Afternoon Group will fish from 2:00-6:00PM. Everyone will participate together in the fly tying session from 12:00-2:00PM.

Tuition is $125.00

– Rob Woodruff

Rob Woodruff – ORVIS DALLAS Trout Classes in Beaver’s Bend Broken Bow

| March 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

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Orvis Dallas 301 Trout Classes

Woodruff Guide Service, Flyfishbeaversbend.com and Orvis Dallas will be offering two Trout specific Flyfishing 301 classes on the Lower Mountain Fork River, May 31 and June 28, 2014.
These will be intermediate level classes covering topics including:

Casting and Presentation Techniques for Specific Types of Water
Safe & Stealthy Wading and Approach Practices
Streamside Entomology and Fly Selection
Rigging Methods for Nymphs, Dries and Streamers
Hooking, Playing and Landing Trout
Proper Catch & Release and Photography of Trout
Reading the Water
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Mystery Fly Tournament Lower Mountain Fork River Foundation

| February 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

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FROM ROB WOODRUFF –

Lower Mountain Fork River Foundation

Mystery Fly Tournament
(Formerly known as the One Fly Tournament)
Saturday, February 22, 2014

(In 2013 the LMFRF, and many other conservation organizations, were notified that we were using a trademarked name when we called our fundraiser the “One Fly”. So the name has changed but the rules remain the same.)

It’s time to make plans to attend this year’s Mystery Fly Tournament sponsored by the Lower Mountain Fork River Foundation. The entry fee is $50 per person and you must be a paid member of the foundation. We have a lot of prizes to give away. All proceeds benefit improvements on the Lower Mountain Fork River. Rules and registration information are available at www.lmfrfoundation.org.

Registration is also available at 580-494-6115 or by 6:30 AM at the Judge’s Table the morning of the contest. But don’t wait too long, only the first 36 entrants will receive a “2014 ? Fly” embroidered cap.

Lake Welsh is Hot!

Cold weather means more power generation, warmer water and great Bass fishing. We have been catching good numbers of Bass from 2-5 pounds and February is usually the top month there.

Located near Mt. Pleasant, TX; it is an easy trip from the DFW area. I provide rods, flies and lunch. Just show up with a Texas Fishing License and you are ready to enjoy a day of fly fishing for Bass.

March Browns on the Lower Mountain Fork

February and early March on the Lower Mountain Fork River mean it is time for the March Brown hatch. These large mayflies combine with the Blue Winged Olives and Midges to offer some of the best dry fly action of the year. Book a full or half-day guided trip today.

Dallas Orvis Seminars

| December 3, 2013 | 1 Comment

Dallas Orvis Seminars by Steve Hollensed and Rob Woodruff

FROM ROB WOODRUFF at www.flyfishingfork.com

December 7, 2014 Fly Fishing Seminars

Orvis Dallas, 8300 Preston Road (Preston & NW Highway)
11:00 AM Capt. Steve Hollensed- “Texoma on the Fly”
12:30 PM Doc Thompson- “Fly Fishing Northern New Mexico”
2:00 PM Rob Woodruff- “4 Seasons on the Lower Mountain Fork”

A perfect opportunity to learn more about some great fisheries.
Doc, Steve and I will be happy to suggest Christmas gift ideas for yourself or any fly fishers on your list.
+PLUS+- Free Beer and BBQ!

Entomology for Fly Fishers
Guadalupe River, TX w/ GRTU
January 25 & 26, 2014

Classroom- January 25;
1:00 to 6:00pm,
Rio Guadalupe Resort
(Rio Raft) Meeting Hall

Field Trip- January 26;
8am-11:00am or 1:00-4:00pm
Guadalupe River

Tuition- $75.00, Registration Deadline- Monday, January 20.
Contact me to register

All prior classes at this location have sold out, so don’t wait too long to register!

EL PESCADOR Ambergris Caye, Belize

On October 14, 2013 Jenny and I were married on the fly casting dock at Orvis Endorsed El Pescador Fly Fishing Lodge, Ambergris Caye, Belize.

The fishing and hospitality at the lodge was top notch. On our trip we landed Tarpon, Bonefish and Jack Crevalle and had shots at or hooked up on Permit, Barracuda, Snook and Cubera Snapper. All in crystal clear water and beautiful tropical scenery. The food was excellent, fresh and locally produced. Grilled lobster, Stone Crab, Curried Chicken, Sopa de Lima and Banana Bread Pudding were some of the highlights among many memorable meals. The Rum Punch and Conch Ceviche at the bar was a welcome afternoon snack on the walk back to the villa after a day of casting a 10 weight fly rod at Tarpon. The owners and staff at the lodge truly treated us like family or guest and not just customers.

You can view some of our photos at:
http://s1142.photobucket.com/user/WGSFlyfish/library/Facebook/Belize%202013
We spent most of the flight home talking about when we could go back. We decided to make an annual visit on our anniversary and this time invite some friends. You are invited to celebrate our first wedding anniversary with us October 9-14, 2014 at El Pescador Lodge and Villas in Belize.

This trip is a 2 for 1 special! Pay for a one person fishing trip and a guest can share your room and boat for free. Cost for the trip is US$3620 staying in the beachfront Main Lodge or US$4120 for a private villa.

Price covers lodging, round trip air, land and sea transfers between Belize City and El Pescador, 3 meals per day, hors d’oeuvres, local Belizean beverages consumed at the bar (including soda, beer and rum drinks), complimentary use of all amenities (pools, internet, gym, kayaks, bikes, etc.), hotel tax, GST tax and 3 full days guided fly fishing. This package incorporates a “flex” day for you to kayak and fish the Mangrove lagoons or the Coral reef near the lodge on your own, explore and shop in San Pedro Town or just relax on the beach or by the pool. Or, you can book another day of guided fishing ($480/day for two anglers), snorkel or SCUBA trip, Golf at Chapel Caye, Mayan ruin tour, Eco-tour, visit the Belize Zoo, massage and spa services, go cave tubing, zip lining, etc.. A full list and pricing is available at: http://www.elpescador.com/adventure. Guided fishing and SCUBA trips require advance booking; most other excursions can be booked upon arrival. Trip price does not include airfare between USA and Belize City, imported beverages and tips for guides and staff.

October in Belize is one of the best chances to accomplish the fabled “Grand Slam” of catching a Permit, Bonefish and Tarpon on a fly in one day. El Pescador is the 2013 Orvis Endorsed International Fly Fishing Lodge of the Year.

This trip has filled quickly and only two spaces remain!

Feel free to contact us with any questions, by Email or at (903) 967-2665.
Hope you can make the trip and celebrate our 1st anniversary with us while enjoying one of the world’s top saltwater fly fishing destinations,

Rob Woodruff and Jenny Mayrell-Woodruff