The White was fresh on my mind for an early spring trip after see a picture of a 37″ (yes 37 inches) brown pulled out earlier this year on a double deceiver. On short notice, I called up Dally Ozark Fly fishers and they were able to hook me up; my Dad and I headed down for a 4 day trip. We fished 2 days with Steve Dally and a day out of the Stealth Craft. Ripping flies that are bigger than average Brookville browns is right up my alley. We broke out the 8 & 9 wts and 250-350 grain sinking lines and tossed 7-9 inch flies around for a few days.
Although I didn’t catch a 37″ brown, I nailed some good fish and learned a lot from a seasoned guide who lives and breaths fishing with huge streamers.
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The saying we learned to hate after a few days was “no one comes if you knock on the front gate… You gotta knock on the door to get a response”. This was true… All of the fish were right on the bank sitting on the ledges created by the different dam regulated levels.
|This fly had seen better days but still roped in the best fish of the trip. That’s a 10 inch Double Deceiver|
|The Drunk and Disorderly has became a quick favorite of mine and guides all over the place.|
|A shad filled fish my Dad caught|